Sanity or Patience: choose one.

Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?

Tuesday, May 5

TAT: Potty Mouth

You all know by now, right? You know about Tuesdays? Totally awkward (which should be awesome) Tuesdays at Tova's? Visit The Secret Life of Tova Darling for more embarrassment fun.
***
We were recently informed by his teacher that Monsoon started a potty-mouth riot. He began shouting "poopy" because, well, it's a fun word when you're 3. And 30, but that's beside the point. The other kids (all 25 or so of them) found this to be in very good taste, and the entire class regaled the teachers with mass "poopy" screams. During lunch.

Admittedly, I wanted to laugh, but of course it wasn't funny. I'm not laughing right now, either. Even though I am. Being called out by the teacher is still quite awkward. Quite.

Since then, I've been teaching him new words for poop - words the other kids won't know, so as to avoid another "incident." Feces, scat, log - he used that one in a bathroom full of ladies at target ("that's a nice log"). At least he can't says his L's and it sounded more like, "that's a nice yog." Nobody could tell he was admiring his own handiwork. Right?

For the record, it's all my husband's fault.

30 comments:

Amy said...

My 18 month old says poop when she goes. It is a lot better than sh#t. Right?

Kathy B! said...

You are so totally in for it!! My youngest are in first grade and nothing gets them going faster than poop, toot, or anything else related to bodily functions. And my third grader? She'll even join in if she thinks I'm not around. You've got many years 'o potty talk ahead, young Skywalker...

Debbi said...

I woulda laughed so hard at the YOG comment if I were in that bathroom-- I sprecken de youngster quite fluently! lol

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Ah yes. Poop. The daycare my daughter does to (it's a small daycare with 6 kids) had to make a new rule because of her potty mouth... "No Potty Words". "poopoo" and all the other words seem to be the "now" thing to do. SAVE ME!!!!! ;)

Jennifer said...

At least he didn't teach all the other kids to say damnit like Baby Girl did. It was all her dad's fault too.

the ungourmet said...

Scat! How funny! Kids say the craziest stuff at the most inappropriate moments don't they! Gotta love 'em!

Grand Pooba said...

Okay, log is so much funnier then poop! And wog just makes me crack up!

Debbie said...

I can just hear those kids all screaming that at once. Hysterical.

Michelle "Lady Bug" said...

Hilarious! I would've started laughing when he said that in the ladies room at Target. Kids....

Melissa B. said...

Oh, goodness...your post produced a genuine Belly Laugh over here! You and Monsoon would make a most excellent-and entertaining-addition to my classroom. Please feel free to drop by, any time!

Heather said...

Too funny! I wonder if the teacher had a moment of thinking it was funny before she gave the smack down! Can't wait until I have to deal with this!

Yaya said...

Hahahaha!


i can't stand when ppl teach their kids some cutesy word to mean poop. Poop is poop, just say it like it is!

Michelle said...

It's ALWAYS the husband's fault. I just wish they'd realize this, too!

I'm smirking over here, too. Poor teacher. Twenty three year olds shouting poopy couldn't be fun. Give her a bottle of wine at the end of the year ;)

H F W said...

Laughing my butt off! Oh, man, if only I could really laugh my butt off ... but then I'd only be pestering you for more entries.

Jen said...

I am laughing OUT LOUD!! That is hilarious!! I love your totally awkward Tuesdays! They make me laugh every time!!

Sherrlyn Borkgren Photography said...

I see I am going to have to visit your blog earlier in the day. You know us west coast people are late to everything! thanks for the kind comment on my blog

Musings of the Mrs. said...

For the record, calls from a teacher are always your husbands fault. Unless the teacher is calling to tell you your child is a saint and very bright. Then, its all you.

Mathea said...

Ah, poop! And I agree about the hubby being to blame. My 3 & 4 year olds are totally in awe of their dad, esp when it comes to bodily functions.
nickannycreations.blogspot.com

Sassy Britches said...

Yes, always best to blame the husband...and then go roaming about the house saying "poop" a lot yourself!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

I swear I learn something new whenever I visit your site...scat? Do you think Monsoon's teacher is even going to know what that one means? :)

-Francesca

Mammatalk said...

Log? LOL! And, now I am off to google "scat".

Snarky A. said...

Ha ha! Once again Monsoon provides me with well needed laughs. That kid of yours is absolutely brilliant!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I'm the proud mama of two potty-mouths! IT got so bad we had to institute a new rule...if you're talking potty talk, you've got do it in the bathroom. Turns out that shouting "poop" and "pee" alone in the bathroom just isn't much fun...

scrappysue said...

poop is such a cool word. why can't kids just be kids for a little bit!!!

Gibby said...

Yog...that is the BEST!

A Cheap Chick said...

Too funny!

Nice yog blog. LOL

wendy said...

Ya know what? At 40, it's still funny too! :)

Julia said...

OF course it is DAD's fault. We have husbands who like nothing better than to hear their little kids say disgusting things. They are deranged like that. We get a lot of "pinching loaves" around here... so refined.

joanofalltrades said...

LOL! I love poopy stories. Is it just me or do all kids talk about/describe their poop really loud in public places? That monsoon is a leader. You see how he started an entire toddler movement in his class?

Megan said...

Hilarious!!!

And I thought it was just my 3 year old nephew that used 'poopy' incessantly. Good to know it's not just him!