Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Exhibitionist

When we were starting to potty train the boys we would let them pee outside on the trees up north. They thought it was the coolest thing and really helped to get them excited about potty training. And I'll admit that when we are in a jam, say, at a park with no bathrooms, or on a walk at the lake, and the boys have to go potty I'll walk them over to a bunch of bushes and let them do their duty. Classy, I know, but when a little kid has to go, he really has to go. Plus, peeing outside is part of the bonus of being a boy. Or so I always thought.

Just recently my mom brought my dad over to our house to visit and watch the boys play in their swimming pool. We were all sitting in the backyard enjoying some pink lemonade when Tommy announced that he had to go to the bathroom.

"Come on Tommy, let's go!" I said, leading him to the door. As I turned around to ask mom to keep an eye on the other guys I saw Joey pulling his swimming trunks down.

"Honey, don't pee out here! Come inside with me!" I scolded.

"But, I don't have to pee." Joey said very nonchalant.

"Yes you do! Let's go!" I demanded.

"No I don't!" Joey insisted.

"Well then why are your pants down?" I asked.

Joey looked over at me as he was pulling his trunks back up and said, "I'm just getting some fresh air."

50 comments:

Amy said...

Awesome! The things boys can get away with. I'll never know.

Cara said...

That is classic. I never thought about how convenient it will be to have boys when it come to the potty thing outside. I use to be so jealous of my brothers.
The fresh air comment had me on the floor.

OHmommy said...

Teehee... that is hysterical. Oh that Tommy. ;)

EatPlayLove said...

LOL! My 4 year old always wants to pee outside like her boy friends, she has perfected the grass squat!

Mom24 said...

Wow! Too funny. So like a little boy too, you know? Actually, I think big boys would try it if they could get away with it! We tried once to let our daughter go outside in an emergency--she couldn't do it, it's hard to be a girl sometimes!

Cyndi said...

That is too funny. Boys. We haven't had that issue yet, but I know it is just around the corner!

maggie's mind said...

Aw... fresh air. Too cute!

Krystyn said...

That is too much! Don't you have to wonder where he learned that skill?

Tam said...

LOL LOL LIFE with BOYS! Would not trade it for bows and dolls for one minute!!!! But then ask me tomorrow....I might change my tune. lol lol

Hilary said...

Classic! Gotta love little boys. :)

wright said...

ACK! That is why I'm not sure I could handle boys.

Too funny!

Molly's Mom said...

Well, I suppose they need fresh air to their parts like girls do to theirs! As long as he doesn't do it, say 10-15 years from now, he'll be fine ;)

Tonya said...

Ok that is funnier then what my little one did to me ;)

Nap Warden said...

So funny. I feel like I live with a nudist since we started potty training:P

Kelley said...

That's hilarious! Hey, I'm right there with you about the convenience of letting them go in nature, though.

Beck said...

Oh, guess what our boys have in common. GOod thing our yard has lots of trees....

Maddy said...

Classic!
Cheers

Dawn said...

What a funny kid! My son loves any chance to take off his clothes.

4funboys said...

ha... I love it!

MamaGeek said...

Seriously Kathryn, what's with these boys? This was so hilarious.

Can you believe this Favre thing? I'm stuck between shock and disbelief yet. OY.

Immoral Matriarch said...

LOL! We all need a little air sometimes! :P

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You just made my day. That is the cutest story!
My boys learned to pee outside when we lived in France. Boys do it all the time there. Ben and Sam called it "going pee pee in the woods," though there were rarely any woods! Very convenient!
Becky

Sandy C. said...

ROFL!!! Oh man, the things we miss out on being girls ;)

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Out loud I said, "WOW!" Oh, dear. And, my mother actually encourages mine to pee off the deck. I'm the one telling her he'll think he's a dog. Good luck. Boys and their hooters. It's a messy business.

Robyn said...

That is funny. I almost spit out my soda. Peeing outside easily, has to be one plus that men/boys have.

Jenni said...

That is hilarious! My boys think it's fun to pee off the porch...

Elaine A. said...

That Joey just keeps you in stitches, doesn't he? Thanks for sharing this story, I needed a good laugh...

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Oh my! LOL!!! He is a little exhibitionist, isn't he?

CC said...

But the convenience can't be beat! I've recently had to "invent" ways to help my 2 year old daughter out in public places. Very, very tricky.

LaskiGal said...

CLASSIC. OK. I wonder where he gets his sense of humor from!?!?

Hilarious!

I will have to e-mail you a story about J that'll crack you up!

Tiffany said...

That is why I love having boys!

So funny!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

But why can't he pee in the bushes in the backyard?

abritdifferent said...

That's funny. Funny the things they can get away with when they're young...

I let my oldest pee in random, discrete places too. He's gets mad and has stage fright though. Like he has some sort of pee etiquette or something.

Brittany said...

oh.my. I am laughing so hard. MY boys are going to do this someday, aren't they?!?! hahaha

suchsimplepleasures said...

my 4 y/o, sometimes out of the clear blue, will run outside because he has to go pee. he LOVES peeing outside. it's annoying. he'll just whip down his bathing suit or shorts...no matter who is around...and do his business...with me screaming at him to stop and pull up his pants...sigh...

Kathryn said...

Yep. My sassy boys are a riot!

Cheri- Normally I wouldn't really care if Joey peed in the bushes in the backyard but the boys have been building forts in the bushes lately and the thought of them stepping in each other's pee gives me the willies. ;)

Head Gaggler said...

HA! That is way funny. I love what comes out of their mouths.

Roxy Wishum said...

That is the best laugh I have had all year! I am going right now to call my mom and apologize for all I put her through. Then I am going out back and "get some air". Love the follow-up comment also--"the thought of them stepping in each other's pee gives me the willies."

Catwoman said...

Hilarious! Sometimes you just need to let it breathe, I guess!

lime said...

what a hoot! ya gotta love the honesty.

Karen said...

I can totally relate, as the mother of two nudist toddlers.

Nissa said...

I almost PEED my pants at that!

Kelly said...

That's hilarious! Count us in as having boys that pee outside at my dad's hunting cabin, side of the highway, etc.

wheelsonthebus said...

I guess it can get a little stuffy down there...

ann said...

Great insight into the priorities of males. My boys still pee outside (youngest is 15) - especially off our deck, which is about 20 feet off the ground. What's up with that?

imbeingheldhostage said...

oh, that's hysterical. What a cheeky little guy :-)

kirsty815 said...

LMAO... Your lucky girls are a bit harder. If you get a chance check out my post "Ooops It Was a Poops".
Very Funny!

Kirst

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Indy said...

I have two boys and I too had them pee outside to learn. They love it too. First time here and I'll be back. :)

Bren said...

Hilarious! I do love the things that kids say.

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A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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