Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Idiots and Pee

The Presidential inauguration is today. I am still learning to "fake it" like Annie has explained in her awesome post. I will be praying for our country and for the success of our new President. I will say that the disrespect shown to Pres. Bush makes me sick. Apparently everything IS bigger in Texas- including the idiots. There will be a protest in Dallas against him moving back to Texas. Give me a freakin' break. I am so embarrassed...

Anyway, on to something else. So... Livie has been pottytraining as I've mentioned. She still so does NOT have the poop thing down. She will ask me, "Mom, where does poop go??" in her "Mom" voice. And I'll say, "I don't know?!" and she'll say, "In the COILET!" Yes- "coilet." Sometimes she says "potty" but Sei taught her toilet so now it's "coilet." I decided since I didn't have any babies to watch yesterday that I would take Taj and Liv to Burger King. I like BK because it's rarely busy and they have a smaller play area making it easier to get my kids out when it's time to go. Liv told me 6 times she needed to go potty. And I KNOW she needed to. But the toilets were "eww, yucky" and she didn't wanna sit on them so she kept holding it. She was having fun up in the playplace when all the sudden I hear the little girl she was playing with yell,
"Oh no! What is this girl doing? She's taking off her clothes!" Yeah. Just the thing you wanna hear at Burger King. And here comes my sweet almost 3 year old running out of the playplace butt-naked from the waist down. No pants. No panties. No socks. No shoes. She had on a shirt and that's it. I guess she couldn't "hold it" any longer and finally peed. In her pants. In the yellow car thing at the top of the playplace. Great. Her poor little friend brought me Liv's soggy pants and told me where she peed. Thankfully I had extra pants for Livie actually IN the BK so I wasn't running thru the main lobby with my little flasher out to my car. I slipped the pants on her and then thought, "Crap." I went to the counter and told the manager my girl had an accident in the playarea. She told one of the workers to get a mop. "Uh, no. It's actually UP in the playplace. Like in the yellow car." (Yellow. How appropriate.) "I can clean it up if you have some cleaner and paper towels. I don't want someone else having to clean up her pee." The manager wasn't sure what to do. I convinced her to let me do it. So, here I go, navigating my way thru a playplace made for kids 42 inches and under. It was interesting. I found the puddle and made sure to clean it really well. Then I had to decide between coming down the same way I came up or going down the slide. I chose the slide. You should have seen the looks on the kids faces at the bottom of the slide. They were so confused. It was rad.
Anyway... that's my potty training story of the day. A day in the life of a mom. Why I rarely go out. :)
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23 comments:

Lauren said...

First!

Lauren said...

Anyway, yah so I died laughing at the exit predicament. To slide or not to slide! Beautiful. I wish I could have seen it.

Yvonne said...

I was so excited--I THOUGHT I WAS FIRST!!! Oh lauren you just beat me!!!!

Anyway, great story. But I was hoping for a video of you coming down the slide.

You are a great person to go and say you'd clean it up. I think many people would have just snuck out of BK.

I'm sorry that people are being so rude to Pres. Bush.

ucmama said...

I have raced up into BK/McD's jungle gyms to rescue hurt kids, but never to mop up pee. That takes it to a whole new level. And your choice of exit was classic.

Auntie Martha said...

I would have loved to have seen you going down the slide. You are so funny!
And Mr. Bush, just many mean people in this world.They need to be left alone, I liked them.
Ala Grandmother

No Cool Story said...

I wonder if any bloggers are writing the story of the BK/pee incident even as I read yours.
ITA with Yvonne, a lot of people would just have left. Idiots.

Hey! Talking about idiots, did you know it's now okay to be an American? It's true, I read it on Teh Internets.
Now, I hope some day it's okay to be a Texan.

IDIOTS.

Stacey said...

I am going to have to fake the enthusiasm too. *sigh* People are ginormous idiots.

I love that you went down the slide,that is the awesome! I couldn't fit in those play places,wit mah big ol' booty and all.

Mel said...

LOL. I thought you were going to say she went #2. That could have been so much worse.

I would have taken the slide too! And yes, I've had to climb to the top of the playthings... not to clean up pee but I was 7 months preggo.

s--max said...

LOL LOL LOL

Stacey said...

Wow,that article burns me up! If you are afraid to speak up and say you are an American,then you aren't one..period!

Klin said...

It's always been good to be an AMERICAN in my world.

You know Tori, you don't have to make some excuse about your little Livie peeing in the toys to play in there. You can just pretend to get her and then you can slide down with her. :P

I hope they clean their toilets for next time.

Tori :) said...

Oh Twin. I wish you hadn't linked that. I was already in a pissy mood. IDIOTS SUCK.

Mikelene said...

LOL at the pee in the yellow car! Not at the idiots.
"eww, yucky" is generally my reaction to public toilets as well.
Some kid #2'd in the Chick-fil-a playground here. Didn't see it, but overheard some irate mom telling the manager about it. It wasn't her kid that even did it, she just happened to see it. Talk about disgusting.

Mikelene said...

Ok, I clicked on the link to the article in NCS's comment, & all I can say is--WHAT THE?!?!? Seriously. So many idiotic ex-pats living abroad. My parents & in-laws have lived overseas & they NEVER tried to hide the fact that they are American. And my parents spent a few years in the Middle East. Flippin' idiots.

glittersmama said...

I love that Livie pronounces t's as c's. Glitter does hard c's for t's. And you've explained why I have slight phobias about those playplaces. MOST people aren't as awesome as you and clean up after their children.

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Annie said...

I see my name!

This peeing in the playland story is right out of my nightmares. It's great that you can have a sense of humor about it. Ugh.

Leatha said...

LOL

I'm glad Jaya is not the only one who'd rather go in her pants than on a "dis-GUS-ting" toilet.

Whitney said...

Awww I just can't wait for those experiences. And you made the right choice...if you hadn't gone down the slide, I would have been sad.

omar said...

My first ever job was at a Discovery Zone play center. You just brought back horrible memories with your pee story. How well do you think pee can be cleaned from out of a ball crawl? That's right, not very well. [shudder]

Nobo said...

I used to have anxiety attacks at those Playland things in TExas. I was sure one of my kids would refuse to come down and me going up is not an option. Do you hear me? NOT AN OPTION.

It was close one day. But a skinny 12 year old saved me. Saved us all. She's a hero, really.

Physcokity said...

Don't lie. You know you wanted an excuse to go play on the playground stuff too ;) I'm jealous that you got to go down the slide though.

Nancy Face said...

OH...MY...GOSH!

One of my kids, who shall not be named, had the mother lode of poop accidents at Disneyland.

I feel your pain! :0