Saturday, November 17, 2007

Number 1 or Number 2

Don't ask how the topic came up.
I don't know.
But the other day I explained to Matthew that when you go to the washroom, pee is called #1 and poo is called #2.
I should have known Matt would be fascinated by this. He loves numbers. He loves bathroom humour. The combination was just too much not to become enamoured by.
Since Wednesday he's been somewhat obsessed with the topic. It's hilarious.
He used to run to the bathroom and say "I have to pee."
Now it's "I'm just doing number 1!"
And, of course this has spilled over to daycare. Instead of telling his teachers he needs to use the bathroom he tells them that he has to do number 1 or number 2. Apparently his one teacher, Denise, finds it funniest. And he thinks nothing of running through the classroom screaming "time for number 2."
Yes, the teachers are thanking me daily!
I'm sure the other parents are also.
And, in our home the excitement continues. If I'm in the washroom, no matter the time of day, Matthew usually shouts our "you doing number 1 or number 2?"
We're now teaching him this is a question only for home or daycare. With kids, especially when they are toilet training, potty talk is such an easy conversation. But, we're trying to explain to him that people don't like being asked about what they do in the bathroom.
We'll see how well that conversation goes!


AndreAnna said...

My daughter doesn't even ask, she figured out how to open the bathroom door. My friends LOVE that.

SciFi Dad said...

Just wait until he defines #3...

LoriD said...

Just think how much worse it could have been than #1 and #2!

Haley-O said...

Hee! That's adorable! The monkey says "fart" all the time.... You got a number for that??

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

That is hilarious!

It's so hard to explain to young children what talk is appropriate for out of the house and what isn't! Currently, the bunny is fascinated with asking me why boys stand up to pee and why she can't! I think one of these days I'm going to go into the bathroom to see a BIG mess!! :)