Wednesday, January 4, 2012

marking their territory

Preschool boys are funny about peeing. At least mine are. They have no inhibitions. It's a free for all. I know that this is my fault. And my husband's.

Here is how it happened. Picture one parent, two 3 year olds and a two year old in the pool, in the back yard. One twin has to pee. He cannot open the sliding door. I cannot leave 2 very young children in the pool to escort another to the bathroom. I am not about to wrap three children in towels to stand in the air conditioned house dripping water all over for 2 minutes and head back out again. Hence, I say " Go pee in the grass."

Classy? Not at all. Practical? Yes.

I'm sure there is a better way to go about this, bring a baby potty ouside, build an outhouse...something. But this is really the easy and efficient way to deal with the situation since there are three of them and someone always has to pee.

It became kindof a game at our house.
"Pee on the rocks."
"Pee on the hydrangeas."
"Pee on the palm tree."
I have little men marking their territory all over.

Here is the problem....those boys will drop drop drawers anywhere. This summer we all went to visit my in-laws. We see my husbands extended family once a year. There were aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and uncles and grandparents. My kids were playing in the sprinkler and on the slip and slide..having a ball as the family watched, chatted, snacked, etc.
I hear roars of laughter and turn to see A and B watering a tree trunk in the middle of the yard. Awesome.

Other fun places we have peed:
my parent's backyard
my friend's backyard
my kids' friend's back yard
(you really want to be friends with us, dontcha?)
various parking lots

I am working on breaking this inappropriate habit. I really am.
But in the meantime, watch where you step...


  1. Looking forward to the bus stop years! (My brother famously peed as one rolled up to pick up my sister and I when we were kids)