Another Rule I Never Knew I Needed


I knew it wasn’t good news when Teri pulled me aside after the kids came in from lunch recess today.  Caleb had gone straight to his desk to color and was acting suspiciously nonchalant, which is a hard look for a five year old to pull off.

“There was a little…ah, problem during recess,” she began.  I braced myself.

“Caleb, well…he went to the bathroom out on the playground.”


“Peed.  Out on the playground.”  She seemed to be hiding a grin.

I was dumbfounded.

“Wow.  Um, okay…I’ll, I’ll talk to him.  Thanks, Teri.”

And then she left me alone to have a tête-à-tête with the tiny tinkler.

Seriously?  “Don’t pee on the playground” is a rule that actually has to be spelled out?

Feh.  I guess I’ll just add it to the list.

Clearly I never need to worry about finding something to write with Mommy’s Little Blog Content Generator around.

5 responses »

  1. I’ve always thought it rather funny that if a boy needs to pee…then he does!

    A friend of mine has a 4 year old who attends Bella’s pre-K at our church but they aren’t members there. Anyway…her sweet little pumpkin peed in the baptismal which is on the ground (with a grate over it for safety). She is still horrified about it.

    My daughters think they can pee outside because Daddy does. Ahem. Rules ARE necessary!

  2. Okay, this is a new one. I never had that happen. But then again, I never had Caleb in my class. 🙂 And hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go.

    Wait. I just remembered. My boys did that at the park once. I had to explain that standing behind the tree only hid them from the south facing street. Not the east facing one. They haven’t done it since. At least that I know of…

  3. I know his twin!!! My little guy (and trouble-maker in the making) informed me today, when I asked if he needed to go potty before leaving the house, that he peed “in the gwass”. What?!? I asked him which grass, and he pointed to the backyard.

    Apparently when Mother Nature calls, the boys feel the need to respond right then & there!!!

    Just too funny 🙂 I feel your pain…and think I will review your new rule with Ian, just to play it safe for the rest of the school year 🙂

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