Every day is an adventure with my three year old Lucian. He is smart and curious about his world so I just never know what might pop out of his mouth.
One of our challenges has been getting him to poop consistently on the potty. Sometimes he does but many times he won’t tell us he needs to go. He’s fully capable, he just doesn’t want to. Yesterday I caught him with that look while we were both in the dining room and I immediately asked him if he was pooping. With a sheepish grin he replied, “Yep.” Great, another round of poopy pants to clean up. Here the subsequent conversation.
Lucian: Oh, look. It is a little poop. Just a little one though mommy. Not a big mess, just a little poop.
Me: Did a poop fall out of your pants?!
Lucian: Yes, but just a really little one. It came out my leg mommy. Just a tiny poop.
His legs are open wide as he avoids squishing the poop still in his pants
I look and see that it is very tiny and looks solid so I decide to have him clean it up. We’ve been having him help with his messes so it isn’t so easy for him.
Me: Well, here is a napkin. You can clean it up but don’t squeeze it. Wait. No, don’t put it on the TABLE, Lucian ! Argh.
I reach over to clean it up.
Me: (laughing a big belly laugh) Ha! Lucian, that isn’t a poop. It is just a raisin!
Lucian: NO! It IS a poop mommy. It came out of my butt.
Me: No, honey it is a just a left over raisin from snack time.
Lucian: Nope, it is a poop.
I could have ate it to prove it but I thought that might be a bit much. 🙂
Less the an hour later I’m sitting at the dining room table with Lucian and Joe (my husband) who just got off work. I see on my laptop that I will be receiving a Dyson for review (SWEET!) and of course I have to show him all the cool features.
Lucian hears about the new vacuum and asks:
Does it suck up poop?
Ah, these are the days. I’m certain I won’t be using it to clean up poop but I’m thinking it will be fabulous for those dropped raisins!