Thursday, April 28, 2005

Boys and the potty

Is Ben the only kid with this concern? About every other time he deposits a poop, he wants me to check to make sure he has not gotten any poop on the back of his shirt. (That's when he hasn't completely disrobed for the occasion.)

When George Costanza emerged from the bathroom shirtless and claimed that he always "went" that way, I thought it was an odd choice for the scriptwriters to have made—until Ben came along, that is.

7 comments:

bitchphd said...

Interesting. PK doesn't worry about that, although he does have kind of a germ fetish about not holding his toys while he's on the potty, etc. Which is actually kind of cool.

the nut said...

No, for a while I had to keep reminding Peanut that he had to wipe. Now I'm fighting the use of too much toilet paper bc he keeps stopping up our toilets.

Psycho Kitty said...

Nope, I wish the Boy was MORE concerned with Poop Spread. Or wiping his own butt. I love that kid, but I'm cutting him off the minute he turns 6.

sara said...

Another Totally Naked Potty Sitter here.

At one point during the early days of actually using the dratted thing, he somehow got the back of his shirt wet. Not poopy, just wet.

Ever since then, he has stripped to the skin, including taking the socks off, in order to proceed with his constitutional.

I'm just praying he doesn't do that at Kindergarten next year.

Charlie said...

Somewhat off topic, but where else am I going to post it? When my son was concerned that he still had a few drips on his penis after using the bathroom, my mother-in-law taught my son that when he could use toilet paper to wipe it off.

Now. I'm the first to admit that this is probably a much more rational solution to the problem. But I'm worried about what the other boys, who will no doubt all use the shake method, will think.

He asked me the other day why urinals didn't have toilet paper, and I tried to explain it, but really, I'm fighting an uphill battle here.

Darn social expectations!

Orange said...

Charlie, let me pass along some advice from Ben. Instead of using the manhandle method of shaking, your son can slap his belly a few times, and the shock waves will travel down and do the shaking for him. (He devised this method all on his own.) But when he's in a stall or at home, I have no objection to a dab with some TP.

Don't overlook the social expectations of not having those pee drops soak through to the outside, making a non-shake all too evident to the observer. 'Cause when girls see that in college, we're not too impressed...

the nut said...

Peanut uses the stalls almost everytime and he gets way too excited with the shaking method. Talk about social expectations: my ex told him that boys stand up to pee. period. What a meany that ex-husband is!