Monday, 3 August 2009

You're tellin' me!

Warning: totally toilet related. This is one you can be thankful is photoless!

"MUMMY I'M FINISHED" came the Lion sized scream from the toilet... I know he can wipe his own butt and I know that he will need to not be on default scream-for-mummy-mode next year at school so I am desperately trying to encourage him to do this particular task for himself... also it's DISGUSTING. Why would I want to wipe the butt of someone that can do it on their own???

"You can do it sweetie"

"No, I can't"

"Yes you can, I know you can"

"I can, but I don't want to"

(mummy is exasperated now...) "Why don't you want to?"


You don't say.... that child amazes me. If I didn't need to use the loo myself I may have just left him sitting there till he wiped his own backside.

Which brings me to another point... who takes toilet priority? The *finally* toilet training 2 year old who will very likely sit for 5 minutes and produce nothing or the pregnant lady who may not have 5 minutes till she, well, you know... This scenario has presented it's ugly head a few times over the last few days and I have never been so desperate for an ensuite!


  1. I vote mummys take precedence, but I'm just selfish and weak bladdered.
    Hooray though for small toileting successes. Keep up the good work boys.

  2. Mummy wins! And I have the same problem with The Little Miss - she can do it fine by herself but still wants mommy to do the wiping and she also said "disgusting"

  3. MOMS always get to trump everyone else... and, if you are pregnant, it shouldn't even be a discussion!!! Mummy first!!!

    Mrs. Nurse Boy

  4. Oh my, this is funny!! LoL! I vote on getting the baby a toddler potty so Mummy doesn't have to wee in the sink!

  5. Bee wouldn't wipe herself either, and I finally figured out that she didn't like it because she had trouble getting herself clean, so she always wanted me to do it. After I bought some generic, flushable wet wipes for toddlers, and put them on the back of the toilet, she completely changed her tune! I think the wipes just made it easier for her to get all the poop off. Now she doesn't use them anymore, because she says they're for babies.

  6. Hang in there, mommy. Are you giving treats or stickers for him wiping himself? Or does he care?

    Chocolate milk if you wipe or strawberries or M&M's! Just a thought.

    Take care,

  7. Laughter is good medicine, and just what I needed after this very long day! I know it wasn't funny while you were in it, but, oh, do I ever remember those days...and conversations with little ones that, at moments, made me want to holler words I didn't even think!

  8. Definitely Mummy wins although not in the first case in which she definitely loses!!!!

  9. Honey, you take priority. Your the mum.

    And oh that kid is funny!

    Like Jonathan who told me he wouldn't use the upstairs potty because "It tink up here...."

    Whatever kid. Just pee in the potty and not on the floor, while saying "Uh-oh" but then grinning like the Cheshire Cat.


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