Potty Humor

Entering the educational system has brought many great things to Warren’s world. Unfortunately, it’s also brought an unleashing of potty humor along with it. As with most 5-year-old boys, the urge to create a sentence describing at least one bodily function is almost too much to resist. If one can put it to song, all the better.

After a straight week of sing-song lyrics that rhyme with scoop I knew I had to put a stop to it.

“Warren, those are bathroom words. I don’t want to hear you saying them or singing them like that anymore,” I instructed. “It’s rude.”

Things improved a bit but not enough to close the issue. I had to pull out the big guns.

“Warren, if you can’t stop saying that on your own I’m going to charge you a nickel every time I hear you,” I threatened. Sure enough, about 10 minutes later I made my first five cents.

It didn’t take long. I think he forked over about 20 cents total before it sunk in that I meant business. And he was very honest about it, too. One time I wasn’t sure if the word was an intentional use or just a slip, but he ran and got the coin anyway.

The situation seemed under control. I was no longer hearing poetry involving bodily fluids. I was pleased with the progress. Then one afternoon, when he came home from school, he appeared to need some clarification.

“So, I get charged a nickel if I say poop outside of the bathroom, right? But if I’m in the bathroom, then I don’t have to pay you a nickel, right Mom?” he asked in all sincerity, which I confirmed was true.

He promptly closed himself inside the loo and began performing a soliloquy which could only be entitled, “Ode to Poo.”

Taking a quick break he shouted, “I’m not getting charged for this, right Mom?”

Everyone needs a release sometimes, I suppose.

7 thoughts on “Potty Humor”

  1. That’s funny that he happily goes to the bathroom to get do that. My boys get threatened that they will have to go to the bathroom if they continue and they stop, for the most part.

  2. I love the way you write. I love how clever Warren is. And unfortunately, I kind of love potty humor. Jack and I keep threatening to crack down, but we never follow through. One of these days WE’RE going to be the ones paying for it.

  3. Haha!! I should crack down at my house too. I could be rich. Make sure Warren brings his money with him tomorrow. 🙂 I guess I’d take an IOU.

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