by humanmama on April 27, 2012

We are entering a new time in life which I assume will continue for a while, the Time of the Potty Language. Don’t worry, it’s just the age: people always tell me now “just wait ’till you have that boy! They’re so much different!” But really, its the age. Girls are just the same as boys, just with skorts. We have our fair share of dirt, and wrestling, and angry incidents, and now potty language. Since I’ve heard my share lately of “knock knock?” “Who’s there?” “pee pee!” lately, I figured ip should lay down the law.

“Kids, we don’t use potty language unless we’re in the bathroom. That’s the rules.”

The other day, I was making my bed when I heard Lilly, newly three, walk into the bathroom, muttering. I listened closer as I threw on the sheets and blankets, and heard her saying “poop…poop…poop.” I figured I knew what was happening, so I finished the bed and went into the bathroom, expecting her to be sitting on the potty.

Instead, she was standing on the bathroom floor, draped across the closed toilet seat. She was still saying “poop, poop, poop” in a small but determined voice, so I said, “Lilly, do you have to go potty?” “Nope,” she said.

“Then what a you doing?”

“I just wanted to use potty language.” Well, how can I argue with that? It was the potty, after all.

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hollyweasel April 27, 2012 at 10:09 am

A child after my own heart – find the loop-hole and abuse it.


aj May 2, 2012 at 8:10 am



Jess April 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

Wow. I admire the no-potty-language rule. I’d love to implement it here…but I know there’s no way I could follow it!


aj May 2, 2012 at 8:10 am

Well…you could do it only in the bathroom…! :)


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