June 22, 2010

To my dear Brother-in-Laws

I'm sure you had good intentions and thought you were just teaching my boys how to be men. I suppose it's a natural thing to want to instill such skills in mini male specimens.

And I'm not saying there haven't been many emergencies where I, myself have taken my children, both male and female, to find a nearby tree.

But ever since I left my boys in your care this past weekend, and you showed them how the great outdoors can make a great substitute for a restroom, I've had two public potty nudist shows take place at the park, and one attempt to moisten my entire driveway in the front of our house.

And I'm not sure how many neighbors were out and about.

Next time, please be sure to pass along the rules of engagement for such behavior.

Your favorite sister-in-law,

24 super cool people speak:

Kristina P. said...

Haha. Oh dear. Sounds like something my husband would do.

M-Cat said...

You have sons my friend, it was bound to happen. For the record, they don't grow out of it.

annie said...

My son would pee anywhere - the neighbors sidewalk, in my plants, on the lawn - I just had to laugh and tell him to pull his pants up!

Mother Smith said...

I have a FEW stories on your brothers...They didn't quite understand...that the FRONT of CITY HALL...was any different...than finding a tree in our yard...yeah.....

T said...

once I had to threaten to call the Potty Police on a little neighbor boy who thought that my back yard (just about anywhere... including the sandbox) was an acceptable place to drop trou...

I wonder if he ever stopped freaking out whenever a helicopter flew over?

Lisa said...

I used to get regular calls from my front door neighbors, watching my boys whip out their junk and spray the front lawn. It was the scream heard round the world!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Ok, I won't laugh in front of your boys--Did you at least get some pictures for later for blackmail?

I hope you brothers in law read your blog. They are in BIG trouble...
;)
LOL!

Sue said...

This always seems to happen with uncles...I'm not sure why, but it's fairly fool-proof.

Rules of engagement. Good idea.

;)

Cannwin said...

haha, my son does that all the time!

It made me think of this post on my blog-- http://cannwin.blogspot.com/2009/11/winfamily-recovers-after-whirlwind.html

He was going through a particularly difficult period of learning where the potty was then. :)

Larsen said...

Bwahahahahah!

Lucky you!

Ben, Heather and kids said...

muahahaha!!!
I think M-Cat said it best...
you have boys.. it comes with the territory :)
I have 1 boy that does it, the other ain't trained yet.. and 2 girls that have unsuccessfully tried it once :)

Charlotte said...

My eldest son was introduced to this concept immediately before visiting my in-laws for an extended trip. Mortifying!! The boy marked territory all over their yard and once in their garage.

I couldn't blame family members, though, it was the first (and due to the experience, last) time the kids ever watched Rugrats on TV. Yes, my older kids are that old.

Neisha said...

haha! sounds like my boy. He climbed the steps to the top of the slide, drop his pants and showed the world how he pees :)

Amber said...

Eww. I remember my brothers and, ahem, my sisters doing that! I know it will happen to me at some point. Sigh.

Kami said...

Oh my goodness! Typical men and boys, huh! I have 5 brothers and I'm sure they're all going to teach my boys how to 'be men' in the 'great outdoors', oh geez!

Michelle said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry I didn't stop that. Sounds like you're not alone, though. :O)

Kazzy said...

I could never get my boys to do that. Seriously!

Mr. Stupid said...

HAHA. I am just glad I did no such thing in a park. Promise!

Gina said...

Ugh! This is so typical! My husband had my 3 year old "pee on the wheel" of our car in an emergency situation once and for nearly a year afterward he wanted to ALWAYS "pee on the wheel".

GordoSafado said...

At least I NEVER taught your children something like THAT! However, I must admit, it is pretty funny. =)

Cheeseboy said...

The potty is just not as fun as the driveway.

Saimi said...

With three sons myself, I've been quilty of that very thing. I used to let them relieve themselves in our fenced, private backyard while they played outside in the water and dirt.

It wasn't a bad thing until I saw one of them doing it in the neighbors front yard.....

Laura, Ben, and family said...

My oldest learned in an emergency a while back. We went to a family thing outdoors recently and he turned to his 3 year old brother, "want me to teach you how to pee on a tree?"

It's a boy thing .... can't wait to hear if you figure out a magic trick to teach them NOT to do it when the bathroom is SO far away.

Last year my entire extended family got a view of my son using a the outdoor bathroom. the joy of family reunions. (note, yes there was an indoor one)

Krista said...

Just wait until they teach them to write with their "stream." They turn into bragging stories. Things we just can't understand as women.

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