Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
May 17th, 2007
Somebody Get Me A Bucket


Ok, barf alert.  My son is in charge of cleaning the toilets, so what do I catch him using today?  He was scraping the deposits off the inside of the bowl with my favorite metal cake-frosting spatula.  And he was just dismayed that I would be so hysterical about such a thing.  “Can’t you just wash it?” the boy asked.

“How about I serve your mashed potatoes in there?  How would you like that, toilet boy?”   He still didn’t get it, but at least he apologized profusely and promptly ran away to boil it.  And no, even tho that was nice of him, boiled or not, I will *never* again frost another cake with that thing

And then, literally minutes later, Dippy came in to tell me that James peed in my pretty ceramic flower pot.  Ok, despite the fact it is called ‘a pot’, that boy certainly KNOWS better. I was going to put a tomato plant in there. Actually, come to think of it, last month some of you may remember when he peed in the crock pot.  … ok, it’s all coming together now.  Perhaps you will want to think twice before inviting us over for a pot luck – and if you do, don’t serve pot roast or chicken pot pies.  This all sounds like a twisted Sesame Street segment.   I will simply have to console myself with the fact that my son is an un-toilet trained word-pattern genius.   This has been a weird day.  Where’d I put my box of chocolate covered Tylenol PM? 

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  1. 2peter318 said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 5:40 pm

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    Weird day indeed. I like the spin you put on it though, that was nice. 🙂


  2. Rebeca said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 5:45 pm

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    Yep, twisted all right. My not-yet-potty-trained just turned two-year-old has been removing her diaper during nap time and pooping over the edge of her crib. Maybe she and James would get along well? Maybe it's time to potty train her?

    Your story reminds me of when I was in India and a woman was staying with us who had an infected finger. (I think she was Australian.) She took a cup from the kitchen, peed in it, and soaked her finger. I don't know whether or not the infection was healed or not, but I never viewed that cup in the same way! Gross. One of my more memorable guests, I suppose!

    Bless you!


  3. drewsfamilytx said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 6:09 pm

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    I think my boys would beg to differ on whether or not that was a good idea. After all, isn't it bent just right to get under the rim of the toilet?

    Of course, one of the boys (whose name I shall not mention) also doesn't see the big hullabaloo about licking the bottom of his shoes.

    Now <i>that</i> is truly disgusto-busto.

    Marshie– I know I'm slacking, but did you ever have so much to say that the task just seems overwhelming?

  4. mominpa said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 6:09 pm


    its something in this spring air….

    I too have a little one…(4, soon to be 5) who has a problem of deciding WHERE to pee and where not too…

    Since we live on 7 acres and he is usually VERY dirty, we have let him "go outside" well… I didn't think I'd have to PICK a spot for he wouldn't PEE EVERYWHERE…but I did!! good grief!!!

    Glad I'm not alone… the crock pot would've been a BIG no-no– I am IN LOVE with my crock pot…it is my bestest friend!!!!

  5. ShayC said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 7:19 pm

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    laughing, giggling, laughing…

    you returned the favor…i needed a good chuckle tonight!

    "chocolate covered Tylenol PM"…that's a good one!!!

    Martha Bryan (my three year old) goes "Tee-Tee" anywhere in the yard (ick), whenever the urge hits…If I were you, I'd look at it this way… your boys are gentlemanly enough to at least "put it in a contained area. See…doesn't that make it sound better (giggle, giggle).

    "The boys are packing up preparing for this weekend…my little Richard is SO, excited…He's been counting down the days for two weeks now!!!!

  6. debdillon said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 7:47 pm

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    LOL – that is too funny . I wouldn't use the spatula again either.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. It was very sweet of you.

  7. HappyApple said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 8:53 pm

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    I needed the laugh!!!

    Thankfully my boys haven't tried to pee in pots… or any other things besides bushes, trees and in the toilet.

    I'd ditch the spatula… ewwww! Cooking with it even if it was boiled… whole new meaning to potty mouth. Gross!

    BTW- We are all doing wonderful and my dh really likes his new job.

    Hugs and prayers,


  8. tnmomtomanyblessings said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 8:57 pm

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    Some things are better left unsaid. BUT when you say them they are hysterical. I e-mailed you –are you ignoring me….


  9. CandyFoote said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 8:59 pm

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    Well, he may not be toilet trained, but look on the bright side, at least he is pot…ty trained.

    Candy ; D

  10. Douglas said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

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    What are you ranting about??? Pee is an excellent fertilizer, especially for tomatoes. You toss a couple of those bad boys in a crock pot and simmer em in toilet water and you got one mean tomatoe soup!!! You be proud of those boys. It's when the girls start peeing in pots, then you got a problem.

  11. booknhome said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

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    Oh my, as the mother of 6 sons, I can relate all to well. What are they thinking? Never mind, I don't think I really want to know. Now I know why people type "LOL". I really did laugh out loud. That doesn't often happen pretending to work on the computer, but now that I have blown my cover and attracted attention, I better get off here…

  12. quietcajun said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

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    That is just toooooo funny. Just when I think I am the only one… but nope, it must be a thing with boys! I only ever had a sister… so I am STILL getting used to this boy thing (even though my oldest boy is almost 13)

  13. chickadee said,

    on May 17th, 2007 at 10:50 pm

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    uh gross! remind me to bring my own slop when i eat at your place.

  14. His4life said,

    on May 18th, 2007 at 9:43 am

    At least….

    the tool for cleaning was not your… hairbrush or better yet… your toothbrush!

  15. eclecticeducation said,

    on May 18th, 2007 at 10:34 am

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    Gross!!!! Once my oldest (when he was 3) decided to pee on the side of a pubic pool (outside of the pool!). He just put his leg up in the air and peed. He said, "I'm peeing like a dog". We booked it out of there!!!! 🙂

    Edited by eclecticeducation on May. 18, 2007 at 8:39 AM

  16. Prncsstefy said,

    on May 18th, 2007 at 11:07 am

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    I would never use the spatula again either.

  17. CAgirlwithasoutherndrawl said,

    on May 18th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

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    Hey! That's called resourcefullness! A very necessary quality in a godly man.


  18. CAgirlwithasoutherndrawl said,

    on May 18th, 2007 at 12:45 pm

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    Oh yeah. . .one time we were getting ready for a garage sale (it might have even been in progress) when I glanced out at the driveway to see, yep, you guessed it, Andrew peeing. I think that boys do that because they can aim, sort of like a gun or something. He has also peed on the porch. Good grief. Boys.


  19. Elizabeth said,

    on May 18th, 2007 at 1:09 pm

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    Thanks for the "Congrats"!


  20. kympossible said,

    on May 18th, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks for the laugh!!!! I needed a good chuckle today!

    Hilarious and so gross at the same time!!!!! And I shudder to think that my boys have more than likely done very similar things. They certainly are willing to pee anywhere in the yard, including out of the tree they were climbing. :eyeroll:

    And I would never use the cake thing again either. Ick.



  21. jayfromcleveland said,

    on May 18th, 2007 at 5:04 pm

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    Okay, so you named Dippy and James later in this post, so even though you didn't specifically name names, it follows that Bobo is "toilet boy." I'm sure he'll be really happy to learn that my kids (especially the boys) had a good laugh at his expense.

    I can see retiring the cake knife, but the flower pot is fine. You're on the farm now and if you still don't know how much yucky stuff goes into making common dirt, I don't want to be the one to burst your bubble.

    Speaking of bubbles, debbiefromcleveland wants to know if you're just a really good imaginative writer or do your kids really do this stuff? And where are you all this time when this stuff is going on? (I'll bet now we know what really goes on in these HSB blog-mommy homes!)

  22. Suzanne said,

    on May 19th, 2007 at 10:09 am

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    I don't know where you put the chocolate-covered Tylenol PM; but when you find it, can I have some? 🙂

  23. debbiecorley said,

    on May 19th, 2007 at 2:55 pm

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    I've heard that pee is sterile. Just be thankful he's not pooping in things! All the same, when you guys come over, I'll provide the food! 🙂


  24. Momwtrmn said,

    on May 26th, 2007 at 11:46 am

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    That's some funny stuff!

  25. Nancy B., too lazy to login said,

    on May 26th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    How about a Pot Blessing?

    Some churches don't call them Pot Lucks, they call them Pot Blessings. I thought of you. 🙂

    This made me laugh so much!!! Just like the old email crazies….oh, well, anyway, at least he is not peeing on the dog or something.

    You crack me up!!! You old crack pot! OOPS.



  26. eyecorn said,

    on May 30th, 2007 at 6:52 pm

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    Oh, my! Well, isn't it comforting to know that your sons are all boy! Pardon me if this is one cleaning tip I will NOT share with DS14 who has the lovely task of cleaning the upstairs toilet.

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