Friday, July 06, 2007

Clean

“I gotta go potty.” Maxfield yelled from the top of the bridge that connected the sliding board and the fake rock wall.

“Okay. Hurry down.” I called back up to him.

Instead of taking the easy way down, the slide, he turned back towards the rock wall and climbed down. Half way down he started the “jig”. Most parents know the “jig”. I reached up and lifted him off the wall and I carried him to the bathroom about 30 yards away.

Bathrooms at public playgrounds are always interesting. They are rarely cleaned nor kept up. As we entered the cinderblock and concrete floored facility I could tell it was well used that day. Both urinals were too tall for Max to use so we went to one of the stalls in the back of the restroom.

“I have to pee too.” I said as Max finished. I pulled up his pants and I opened the stall door. “Go wash your hands.”

I angled myself in the tiny stall so I could keep an eye on Max. He walked past the urinals and headed over the sink and I could hear him hit the push top faucet.

“I need soap.” He said.

“I’ll be right there.” I said as I continued to go. I knew the soap dispenser was too high for him to reach. Out of the corner of my eye I could see him walk back towards me.

“I got some.” He said.

“That’s weird.” I thought to myself. “How did he reach the soap?”

I zipped up and flushed the toilet. I walked over the sink and there was Max holding the pink urinal block sanitizer that he took from one of the urinals. He was rubbing it on his hands.

32 comments:

Michelle said...

That is SOOOOOO NASTY!

cassie-b said...

Aren't kids great?

I hope there really was some actual soap in that rest room.

Cas

Patience said...

Well, if it can sanitize urinals surely it can sanitize a little boy's hands!

Effie said...

that shows that he knows he should use soap though..this is a good sign...

TastesLikeCrazy said...

That is totally a "Dad story" and I love it!

http://TastesLikeCrazy.blogspot.com

Mrs. Fierce Shoes said...

hahahahaaaahaaahha (laughing and gasping for air at the same time)!!!!

Peggy said...

All I have to say is UGHHHHHH!

Sharpie said...

*gag*

My worst nightmare revealed!

God, there is not enough soap in the WORLD!

Julie said...

I laughed out loud at that one. Priceless....

C. said...

I am just glad you and Lauren have taught him to wash. My former boss (learned from a male colleague) did NOT wash after using the rest room. Needless to say, I never shook his hand after that!

Not all the ladies wash either, folks. That is just gross.

Anonymous said...

A child who has been taught to use soap is a good thing.
No ill effects from a urinal block. I handled many when I worked as a church janitor.
MrsDoF

Kuckie said...

That story made my day! Little boys...they're always up to something, aren't they? Priceless!

Ern said...

EEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Circus Kelli said...

At least he's resourceful... ;)

The concrete and cinderblock building at the park nearest to us is always locked... I'll bet they're pretty clean, too.

eclectic said...

Oh dear gawd... did you just choke?

Chris H said...

EEEEEWWWWWWW, totally gross mate!

carrie said...

Oh. No.

Carrie

mcewen said...

Ooo lummy! We have that dancing jig too!
Best wishes

susie said...

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!

kalki said...

Hee! (And eew.) At least he's resourceful.

judypatooote said...

It's been a while since I stopped by your blog....gosh I forgot how funny it is......I love your stories about the kids.....

Stepping Over the Junk said...

RIGHT ON! Aren't you glad you write all this down? That is priceless.

bbsgirl said...

OMG!!! How nasty!!! I sure hope you got that washed off of him AND use sanitizer!!

No_Newz said...

OH GOD! I threw up. And not just a little. I'm talking projectile vomit! I really am suing you!!!

Jen said...

Oh. My. God. I feel ill. He'll love to hear that story someday.

Mamma said...

Oh I so saw that coming...and it was still gross.

Ewwwww!!!

ToadyJoe said...

OMG OMG OMG *hyperventilates*

mamabrown said...

Thought I was going to hurl. And, he was so innocent. Bless him for trying!! The only thing that sounded worse to me along the same sort of line is when my neice was playing with something "furry" in the park. My brother called to my neice to bring what was so interesting....it was just.... a juicy DEAD CAT! which she happily brought her "treasure" to him. EEEEWWW! I really did hurl that time.

midlife mommy said...

As my husband would say, "yuckies."

Stu said...

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Redhead Mommy said...

Which is why Isaac would have been securely locked into the stall with me. Except he would have tasted it, too.

Dollymama said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!