People!!! Obviously, I am not nearly as funny a writer as I thought I was.
It was A JOKE!!!! I observe my son reacting to some sort of thing or another just like I do, maybe too quick and overly emotional response and I ask myself: is that because my son is just like me? (awwwww) Or am I just emotionally still a toddler? (ewwwww) It cracks us up around here when Conor does a typical toddler thing and we wonder if it's inherited from us or simply his age and if we totally understand his response (Dave's issue is being cranky without enough food), is it because we are way too immature!!! So there. Joke! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Well, I guess I'm just not as gifted a writer as Dooce and I can't write a 3 sentence blog entry that makes you laugh. Or maybe my blog has been whining too much. Whatever. More wine, less whine is my motto.
Ok, let's try this again........
When we were teaching Conor how to pee standing up, our friends suggested using their trick: having their son pee on a tree. Since we live with lots of old trees and when Conor is playing, it certainly is much more convenient for him to just run over to a tree and pee than go inside.
So last week when I picked Conor up from school, his new teacher said "Conor did something really funny on the playground today."
"Well, I looked over and he going to bathroom on a tree."
I stand there mortified mouth open.
"Well, I knew it wasn't the first time he'd done that because he wasn't acting embarrassed or anything."
"Uhhhhh, yeah....." I say, my face turning a bright shade of magenta.
"I told him that when he needs to go potty outside, he needs to let one of us know."
At this point, honestly, I'm laughing hysterically and the teacher is pretty much laughing, too.
Nonetheless, YIKES! I think we're getting ready to head for those Don't Do This Anywhere But Home lessons.