How to get your mum's attention when you're 4 years old

>> Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Master Class Lesson #1500

Boy #2: "I need the LOO!"

Me (answering e-mails): "OK - off you go then."

Boy #2: "But I need a POO!"

Me: "Well, off you go - you know where it is."


Boy #2: Actually, too late. I done a poo already. In my pants."

Me: "What? Come on then, let's sort it out."

Boy #2 "But I want new PANTS! I WANT NEW PANTS!"

Me: "Don't worry, we'll get them. Let's just get you cleaned up first."

Silence whilst we bustle to the bathroom. Then...

Me: "I thought you said you had done a poo, Boy #2. There's nothing here."

Boy #2: "Really? Can you read me a story now?"


sharon 27 January 2010 at 09:54  

Oh that one will go far - very far!

Tara@Sticky Fingers 27 January 2010 at 12:47  

Gasp. Cheeky whatsit! What you need to do is look on the bright side and see that you have a very smart chap there!

Luluquack 27 January 2010 at 12:49  

haha! I did laugh out loud at this.. how sneaky!

Footballers Knees 27 January 2010 at 13:55  

Scary. Like mother or like father?

nappy valley girl 27 January 2010 at 14:08  

Sounds familiar! The one I get is 'but you have to come and wipe my bottom'. To which I reply, well what do you do when you are at preschool? He says: "At school I do myself. At home YOU have to do it." Great.

Iota 27 January 2010 at 14:37  

How about that story about the boy who cried wolf? (is it an Aesop's fable?) He might enjoy that one.

Thank you for jumping back into the mummy blogger category for me with this post. Now my life is tidy again.

Potty Mummy 27 January 2010 at 17:49  

Sharon - that's what I'm afraid of...

Cathy - thanks - and thanks for commenting

Glowstars - I can't believe I fell for it.

Tara - it IS a bright side. Isn't it? IS IT?

LQ, thanks for visiting and commenting!

FK - I couldn't possibly say...

NVG, they were clearly twins in a former life - I get that one too!

Iota - I always like to be of service...

dulwich divorcee 27 January 2010 at 17:53  

Ooooh, that's so naughty! Love it

Expat mum 27 January 2010 at 19:28  

I wonder if it would work the other way round? My kids take no notice of me normally......

Muddling Along Mummy 27 January 2010 at 20:07  

That's a clever little one you have there !

Natural Mummy 27 January 2010 at 20:43  

Sounds very familiar - my 4 year claims she can't go unless there is a story, and the times I dread... when it has to be a story 'made up from your head Mummy'
Thanks for the laugh!

Working Mama 27 January 2010 at 20:52  

Clever monkey! So funny!

Lisa 27 January 2010 at 21:51  

LOL.. really made me laugh. My twins are 20 months...I'm in total denial that they'll ever reach the potty training stage, let alone get past it but I can already see my little girl coming out with this one. She's far too opinionated for her own good & she can't even string a sentence together. 28 January 2010 at 07:02  

oh how very clever he is. that's pure brilliance. did you laugh? read him a story? x

Domestic Goddesque 28 January 2010 at 08:47  

Hmm- and there was I thinking that I;ll have to tackle potty training at some point this year. Could I not leave it until they are 18?

Why do they make children so clever?

Heather 28 January 2010 at 10:23  

oh fabulous, what a character! and how super clever.

Potty Mummy 28 January 2010 at 10:52  

DD, me too. Although quite what this means for the future when he's trying to get some girl's attention, I'm not sure...

EPM - can you try it and let me know?

MaM, I know it!

NM, my pleasure - and could you make sure my 4 year old never hears that made-up stories are available on the loo please?

WM - yes, I did actually laugh.

Lisa - not having daughters I can't possibly comment or say something like - well, that's girls for you...

RM, if I were stern mummy I would say something like 'gosh no, that would send the wrong message'. But obviously, yes. I did both.

DG - I blame the parents.

Heather - he obviously gets it from his mother...

Sparx 31 January 2010 at 11:12  

Bwaaaa ha ha ha!!!!! Oh dear. Shouldn't laugh but... guess he's got some smarts on him, that one.

The Coffee Lady 31 January 2010 at 18:39  


This reminds me of Littlest, who at just 5 still shouts 'FINISHED' at us, in the hope that we will rush to wipe her bottom.

Last time she did it Mr Coffee shouted back "So what do you do when you've finished?"

There was a pause. "I shout 'FINISHED'," she replied.

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