Saturday, August 05, 2006

A few random questions

1) Why must my son immediately shuck his pants upon taking a crap, leaving them in whatever room he happens to be standing?
2) Why can't he do this in the bathroom?
3) Regardless of where the pants come off, why can't he then inform one of his mothers that he needs to be wiped?
4) Where did he get the idea that the best thing to do with the poop is to dump it on the carpet?
5) And then roll a truck or train through it?
6) Did Trevor* then really need to travel around all of the track on the Island of Sodor?
7) Why is Spencer's* face the only part of him covered in shit?
8) And seriously, what has this child eaten that resulted in three spectacular dumps in the span of 4 hours?

* Both Trevor and Spencer are wooden trains from the Thomas the Tank Engine set.


bubandpie said...

I am so afraid of the toilet training. I've been putting it off on the grounds that Bub doesn't have enough receptive language yet to really get the whole concept - and this is basically true, but it's also because I'm just afraid.

And I love that you're well-educated about the trains on the Island of Sodor!

Mouse said...

We started before our son was truly interested, mostly because of daycare expectations for a 2 1/2-year-old. At his current school, they don't expect total training of a kid that young, but they work towards it.

For whatever reason, I had forgotten until very recently that my siblings and I all were between the ages of 3 1/2 and 4 before we could truly be considered trained. So I've tried to quit looking at it as "he's behind the kids in his class" and to see it as "he's right on schedule for his genetics."

As for Thomas, our near-nightly song of choice is "Engine Roll Call" and family conversation on walks often includes talking about how a bus looks like either Bertie or Bulgey.