Still, even with my husband's occasional blip in manners 101, he doesn't crack "poopy" jokes all day long. My son, however, is a different story. Here are some of his many weekly, if not daily, antics:
"Urp (pretend belch)--I burp Mommy, I burp."
"I fart Mommy. I farting."
"I want poopy for dinner. I want poopy."
Poopy tends to be a favorite in his vocabulary, and when he gets silly (which is almost always), all his responses to my questions will be, yup, you guessed it, poopy.
Me: "Do you want yogurt for lunch Lewie?"
Lewie: "I want poopy yogurt."
Me: "What do you want to watch on TV?"
Yes, my little boy is addicted to potty humor, and while part of me says this is probably normal for little boys, another part of me cringes when I start to worry about how much he says these things in school. Am I going to be reprimanded for it? Do the teachers think I condone, or worse, actually contribute to this type of language at home?
I recently talked to one of my mom friends about it. Apparently, one preschool doesn't condone the word "fart" and actually scolded a mom by saying, "we prefer and encourage you to teach your son to say 'toot' instead." I laughed about it at first, but then it made me wonder. Should I be enforcing the word "toot" over "fart" in our house? Should I be asking Little Lewie if he needs to go "number two" instead of if he needs to go "poopy on the potty"?
For now I haven't been reprimanded, but I'm on high alert. In the meantime, I have a little stand-up comedian on my hands that will say almost anything to get a rise out of people. Unless his little personality drastically changes, I suspect potty humor will be a topic of interest for a long while.
|Okay, so maybe I can even enjoy a "fart" joke, I mean "toot" joke, every now and then.|
Do you have any potty humor stories to share about your boys or husbands?