Friday, March 27, 2009

What I THOUGHT I Taught My Kids

For the most part I think I work pretty hard to teach my kids good things. You know, they say "pardon" when they let it rip, they (usually) say thank you if you do something nice for them, and they believe we are all family in God's eyes (Veevs loves to remind me that in God's family I'm just her sister, not her mommy.)

But every once in a while they do things that make me wonder if I have actually been raising them in a barn without somehow knowing it.

Last week we went to Spe's soccer game. He loves soccer, and has started throwing elbows to keep the other kids away from the ball. Anyway, at the end of the game, Rhett and I were chasing our other kids (oh, fine, I was talking to some of the other moms) when we realized Spe was gone. I assumed he was in the video arcade, but no.

You guys.

He was just outside of the front door. Peeing. On the ground. Shamelessly peeing in full view of, well, just about anyone.

WHA? Imagine our deep shame when the front desk guy at the soccer club was all like, "Hey, is this your kid? Because he was outside taking a whiz."

Imagine, too, my embarrassment when we had to walk past the still visible puddle of urine on our way out.

Obviously, we've still got some work to do.


Shawn said...

Oh, no!! This is a particular nightmare of mine---I don't know what the heck that I would do....

Jessica said...

I expect that this will happen to me sometime in the future. If you're anything like me, you have a helpful male relative who tries to teach your children "to be men." All they really teach them is to be gross.

JustRandi said...

Oh yeah. Right at the front door.

Hey, at least you taught him manners enough to go outside, right?

steph and brent said...

Wow. Lol! When I was a little girl I sometimes wished for the ability to do such a thing. That's awesome! It's nothing you did or didn't do; he just wanted to do it.

The Rookie said...

I remember being in a paddling pool with a neighbor boy named Ricky (who names their kid "Ricky"?) as a small child. I'm still disturbed/slightly jealous by the image of him standing up and peeing outside of the pool.

I think, no matter how well you raise them, boys hold an innate pride in their ability to do such things.

Michelle Walkenhorst said...

LOL! A real good belly laugh after a hard long day. Thanks! I needed that. My boys haven't done that yet.

Heather of the EO said...

I kind of want my boys to do this. At least they'd be peeing outside their pants.

Oh no...what's wrong with ME?

amelia said...

Now hopefully no one stepped in the puddle...

Holly said...

my father in law taught my son to pee outside on the tree at the lake house. For the longest time he thought he was allowed to pee on any tree.

he outgrew it.

Carol said...

I see your blog break is over honey. Yay!!

I can totally trump this story I promise you. Just wait til your second is out of nappies too.

I need to blog about it. But I still haven't blogged my firstborns 4th bithday which was 2 months ago so don't hold your breath.

Pregnancy helps my laziness reach new dimensions.

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