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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Just Another "You'll-Never-Believe-What-Stunt-He-Pulled" Moment...

As a child, I can admit I was a handful (my mother will probably say I still am).  Anything you could think of; every stunt under the sun... I managed to pull it.  I knew with Mason, I was in for some serious payback, but Monday, he truly surprised me.  I got done work, walked to my car, and made my way to pick him up from daycare.  I arrive to see his teachers disgruntled looks of amazement and Mason avoiding all contact with them.  I approach his teachers, and here it comes: "You are NEVER going to believe what he did today!" and I could tell it wasn't going to be something I was going to be proud of.  Mason walks up towards me with his head down and his teacher instructs him to tell me what he did.  Of course all I get is "Meh meh meh meh meh meh..." in a whispered tone.  He repeats himself this way several times.  Finally, (here it comes), his teacher says to me in a disgusted tone "We're out here on the playground and all the sudden we hear the girls run away from the playhouse screaming.  I go over to see what all the commotion is about and here is your son, pants down, PEEING on the playhouse."  I almost died.  What would prompt him to pull such an outrageous stunt?!?  He's never been allowed to pee outside on the playground before so why would he think it would be okay now?  His teachers and I have worked together consistently with our potty training efforts and have had great success, especially over the past year.  We've always PREACHED the POTTY..... so why pee on a playhouse, where you play with your friends everyday, when there are at least 3 toilet options just yards away?  I was embarrassed, shocked, disgusted, and confused all at once.  My only response at the time was "You did WHAT?!?!?!?".  We haven't had any other incidents so far since that happened but I still have no explanation.

Kids will be kids and the way they rationalize things can be outrageous at times.  We can't always understand or be able to explain why they do some of the things they do.  This is life.  I'm sure I'll encounter many more of these little "stunts" but for now I can only hope the public urination has been put to an end (before he's old enough to get cited for public indecency).  Bottom line is: We live and learn... and so do they.

1 comment:

  1. Just dropping by to say hello. Sounds like you had quite a day with your son ... looking forward to reading more on your site. Best of luck!