Friday, November 30, 2007

Standing up

I sent the kids in to brush their teeth last night.  You'd think I'd learn by now to send them in one at a time, or suffer the consequences of listening to them bicker and argue their way through who stole the toothpaste.

I heard Ben telling Audrey, "Sit DOWN on the toilet!" and I sighed, because I figured she was doing her usual "oh, look at me" admiring gaze while she stood there.  I should just mount a full length mirror in the house for her, because if she's not standing on the toilet, she's standing on my bed to look at herself in the mirror on the dresser.

A couple of seconds later, Ben walks into my bedroom, looking grave.  "Mom,"  he said, "you really need to have a talk with Audrey about sitting on the toilet when she pees.  She was standing in front of it, aiming,"  he pauses, imitating her, horrified.

I'm opening my mouth to reply when, not skipping a beat, Nolan says:  "Geez, Ben, she's more manly than you are."

Ben leapt at Nolan, and I had to peel them apart, reminding Ben that Nolan weighs less than he does at the moment, and I didn't want him to snap any of his twiggy limbs.

First of all, I'm surprised that she was going to use the bathroom with all the kids in there, but I guess if you gotta go, you gotta go. 

Secondly, I've been yelling at the wrong kids, apparently, for missing their mark.  I wonder how many times it was the girl, and not the boys?  Eww.

Thirdly, I can't help but laugh.  Who among us women hasn't wanted to take aim at one point or another?

I had a little chat with her about acting like a lady and using the restroom alone.

Sitting down.


perkysgrl said...

Oh yes, you can sure tell Audrey and Rowan are at the same age... because Rowan has been trying the same thing... she finds it to be hilarious!! ;)


jevanslink said...

The good news is that she won't go to college trying to stand up and pee;  she won't eat her boogers on a date; and she probably won't try to light her farts during a job interview.  I said PROBABLY.

Mrs. L

wshgranter said...

Don't forget to teach her the drop and shake, drip dry!

jckfrstross said...

LOL too funny:) enjoy your weekend


pixiedustnme said...

ROFL!  Princess said to me just the other day "you know mom, if you would just get a mirror in the would NEVER get me out of there!"

buggieboo1 said...

WOW and here I thought my kids were the only ones who did this!  Glad I found your journal!

~~Happy New Year~~