Thursday, December 20, 2007

He's Sharp

Maxfield started to do the "I gotta go pee" dance.

"C'mon Max. Let's get you to the bathroom."

I tired to hurry him into the downstairs powder room but he resisted. He started to run in the other direction, towards the steps.

"Max, let's go!" I called. "You don't want to pee in your pants, do you?"

He finally rushed into the powder room and peed.

He looked around the room.

"Dad?" He asked. "Is this the bathroom?"

"Yeah buddy."

"No it's not. There is no bath in here. The bathroom is upstairs because that has a bathtub."

17 comments:

Jim said...

Oh so sharp, so how will you explain no powder in the powder room?

Patience said...

So . . . that was just the pee-room!

Ern said...

I'm sure it's the first of many experiences he'll have of being confused by the English language. :)

Oh, The Joys said...

Guess he told you!

Jody said...

Exactly...

iwright said...

I always wonder how many times I miscommunicate with my kids because they don't know what I'm talking about and I don't know that they don't know what I'm talking about. What was I talking about?

Woman Undone said...

My son is just as technical...when we would visit my MIL's house he would use the bathroom in her basement because it was blue. Her upstairs bathrooms were PINK, and not for boys!!!

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Do you really say "powder room"?

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I was going to email you this, but I don't see an email address for you...so anyway, lately your comments have been making me nearly pee in my pants. Big huge blog crush dude.

Melinda said...

The British would agree with Max. I've been caught out several times by asking for the bathroom...and finding no toilet. They are separate here, sometimes. I am much more specific now.
Merry Christmas Bill.

Meegs said...

Smart kid. :-)

Wanted to wish you and your familiy a Merry Christmas. Hopefully it will be an enjoyable one.

Anonymous said...

Are there separate #1 and #2 rooms?

Momo Fali said...

Shut UP! That's just freaky! My son said the same thing to me at his grandparent's house last night!

eclectic said...

My grandma to this day refers to it as "the necessary room."

Merry Christmas, Poop and Boogies Family!

Roth Family Adventures said...

I'd have reservations about peeing in a powder room too.

mrtl said...

Brain surgeon material!

Merry Christmas!

flatmargo said...

I love this story. Kids are so literal you gotta hug em.

So here's a tip for your son who can't find the potty -- can we make him one of our personalized storybooks The Potty Dance? It's about a boy (your son - incorpating his name and face) who doesn't want to use his own potty and has to do the Potty Dance around the world before he will 'go'. It was featured on the Today Show in Dec as one of the hot new gifts of the season. I wanted to email you, but didn't see any direct contact info. Lemme know. Consider it a trade for all of the laughs you've given me these past few months. www.flattenme.com

All the best