As I've mentioned about a bajillion times, my son, Skeletor, is obsessed with all things Halloween. Except for the candy, of course, because that would be far too typical a thing to be excited about. As an example of this interest, I submit to you that we have three different colors of those trick or treat pumpkins -sans handles by now- that the boy plays with on a nearly daily basis. Remember that; it will become important shortly.
So, a few days ago, I fed the children, and was attempting to get them to at least splash some soap and water on their cruddy bodies. Sassafrass was in the bathtub, and Skeletor was watching 'Ren and Stimpy' in his room. (Because I'm an excellent mother.) As I passed by his room, I noticed out of the corner of my eye that he was sitting on top of his pumpkin. He was being surprisingly quiet and calm, so I quickly leaped out of his eyesight. We don't poke the bear, right, kids? A few minutes later, I heard a terrible shriek coming from the bathroom. I ran into the room just in time to see Skeletor dumping something most foul out of his pumpkin and into the toilet. Sassafrass kept screaming, "Brother pooped in the pumpkin! Brother pooped in the pumpkin!" Upon further inspection, I discovered that, indeed, Brother had pooped and peed in his pumpkin. Dumbfounded seems to be a pretty accurate description of my state of mind at that moment.
To my eternal credit, I didn't scream, slam the door shut, and run away. And to Skeletor's eternal credit, he appeared to have merely used the pumpkin as a bedpan. As soon as he was finished, he went and emptied it into the potty. So, obviously, we had a long discussion about appropriate places to poop, but I didn't feel as if punishment was in order. I believe he was testing the waters, so to speak. And he hasn't had a repeat showing, so fingers crossed that the message got through to him. Anybody have a good poop story they would like to share in the comments? Don't be afraid. We don't judge here...clearly.
|I guess it could be worse...|