Tuesday, September 22, 2009


So I've been quiet the last few days because I've been busy potty training. Not myself. Whew. That would be weird. No, I've been working hard on my puppy and my Baby, though neither are as little as I'd like to think they are. Sadly, our mini-beagle Lucy Pevensie (nobody guessed it!) has been much better at the training thing than my bright toddler. He can count to twenty in English and Spanish, sing the alphabet, recite his colors, and fix puzzles, but he doesn't have time for such trivialities as training. Sigh. I just hope I'm not following him to kindergarten with diapers and wipes in tow.

Any-hoo, thought I'd share our hilarious conversation this evening as he *successfully* used the toilet. (Warning, not for anyone who finds potty humor in poor taste.)

"Mommy, look! I went poopy!"

"Great job, honey! I'm so proud of you!"

"I went two poopies!"

"I see that. Good for you."

"Do I get a pink peppermint?"

"You most certainly do. But first we have to flush the toilet and wash your hands."

"Okay." Reaches to flush toilet. Pauses with a dramatic sigh. "Well, there goes all my hard work."

Isn't that hysterical? There goes all my hard work. He-he-he! Hope it made you laugh. Stay tuned, in the next few days I'll get back to blogging about writing. I have a title to share, some book details, and a few writing ideas...

Hope you're having a great week!


  1. Ok that was a truly an LOL!!! I love what kids say as they have NO idea how wise they really are! :) Can't wait to hear what you have to share! Have a great night!

  2. Haha! That's awesome!!! Thanks for sharing that story!

  3. Okay - that's halarious! Kids say the funniest things. :)

    I got to meet your friends, Tosca Lee and Mary DeMuth this past weekend. I'm reading Tosca's book, Havah. Wow. She's like you. An artist with words.

  4. You had me laughing from the start! All the hard work, bye bye! I've warped my children by telling them their business is off to pee pee and poo poo land. Can you imagine the dreams I've inspired? Fun post!
    I'm a bit slow to train my toddler...she isn't loving the idea.
    ~ Wendy

  5. Ha! That is hilarious and very cute. :) Good luck with the training!

  6. Oh that was a laugh out loud story! Kids are just so awesome with their innocent remarks!
    I definitely remember the fear of following both of my kids to school with diapers... craziest thing though, I never had to. They eventually get it. Always.
    Have a blessed day!

  7. Kids never cease to amaze me. I really need to start keeping a book of all the funny things that mine say. Something tells me I'd have lots of nursing home laughs with something like that on my bedstand.

    Katie, I'm glad you had a chance to meet Tosca and Mary! You couldn't have found two lovelier ladies.

    Wendy, I can't imagine you're slower than me. My "baby" was three in July and he still thinks that potty training is for the birds. Sigh.

    Alicia, thanks for the encouragement! I always think, "There has to be a first..." I just hope it's not me!

  8. niki-love this story--had a similar funny experience with eden a few months ago:

    --also, wanted to ask you if you've read 'the glass castle' memoir? read it recently and loved it!