Friday, 21 November 2008

What a Charmer

In a recent post I mentioned Thomas in connection with the words 'chronic constipation'. Thankfully those days are long long gone. They were not happy times.

My (maybe vain) hope is that my boys will have such incredible senses of humour when they're older that they will see the very funny side of my having shared such intimate details of their bathroom habits years previously.

If not? Well I guess it'll just be too late and they'll either have to live with it or else legally change their names and move far away from me and my Internet ramblings.

You can see now why I'd prefer the first option. I am pretty attached to my little chaps after all.

But anyhow, very occasionally for old times sake Thomas will take a walk down constipation memory lane (so to speak) and take himself off to sit on the toilet for an hour or so. I'm not complaining my life is pretty low maintenance while one of the kids is on the loo watching the day go by with no real intention or need to poop. Eventually boredom sets in and he gets down and returns to whatever he was doing before the urge took him. I consider it a gift of sorts. Like a self inflicted time out that he gives himself.

Recently before boredom had the opportunity to set in I had to use the bathroom and for those who are mothers you'll no doubt sympathise that bladder control sadly isn't what it once was. So I asked Thomas is he would temporarily take a break from his non-pooping so that I could quickly use the toilet.

No!

But I'll only be a minute.

NO!

(More urgently) Please Thomas I'll be really quick.

My said no. You go outside in the park like those dogs do.

Can I just take this opportunity to apologise to whoever has the good fortune of marrying my firstborn because apparently a boys toilet is his castle and there is just no parting him from it.

Even in an emergency.

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16 lovely comments:

LadyFi said...

Oh - this is too funny! Thankfully we have two loos so that we avoid this problem...

Lauren W said...

Oh my goodness, that is hysterical! His poor mum ;)

Barbaloot said...

I love the "my said no." I wanna start saying that to people:)

jennie w. said...

Men and toilets-True love always.

Stephanie Cunningham said...

Oh, dear! What an attitude!! Makes you want to tickle him!

Hope you made it :-)

Claire said...

HAHAHAHAHA.... that is hilarious. Hannah and Eilidh like to take reading material in there with them. I'm not amused. Having said that, Hannah does tend to read from the Good Book... albeit upside down.

THough at least Thomas was forward thinking enough to offer you a perfectly reasonable alternative. If the park's good enough for the dogs, then it's good enough for the woman that gave him life.

Melissa said...

Too funny! Go outside like the dogs do??? Hilarious!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

The word "throne" comes to mind :)

Judah could sit on the toilet for hours... doing nothing! He'll sing songs, tell stories, read books. Must be a boy thing :)

-Andrea

Wendy said...

This makes me remember the days when Jeremy and I lived in our first place with one bathroom. Jeremy was a bit more understanding than Thomas, though.

So the playing with cars thing does not work for him like it does your other son?

Thank you for the compliment! That was Easter. We really need to get more pictures of all three of us.

EmmaP said...

still laughing! this is too funny! my friends kid used to take his little books to go "non-poo". she asked him why - he said, "cuz daddy reads in their, so i wanna too!" hee hee hee!

Vashey Fam said...

Wooowho! Wow, he told you! That made me laugh out loud!! I think you need to teach him a lesson somehow....can't think of anything off the top of my head.....what fun a house full of boys must be!

Rick said...

I guess I never thought about it that way, but yet... the toilet. America's greatest baby siter.

Wendy @ Ruen's on the Run said...

too funny! My boys take for.ev.er in the bathroom!

Wendi said...

A charmer for sure!
Thank goodness for three loos around here.
One for each charming child!!!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

hahaha...that's hilarious. The things they come up with...

I can't remember if I told you there's a little something on my blog for you. My brain has not been on the fritz lately. :)

Krystyn said...

Oh, my! Outside? Maybe you could pass that suggestion on to him.

Does he like the red ring he gets on his butt after sitting for an hour?