Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tales from the pot

Okay, so this is not exactly the best subject for a comeback post, but given my abysmal rate of posting this year, I figure at least it's a post, right? D, this is for you :-)

I have on occasion asked friends whose kids found all things potty hilarious, whether it's a boy thing, seeing that Moppet didn't seem to find it particularly funny. They assured me it wasn't, and that I only needed to bide my time. Yes, you have my permission to call me an idiot. Of all the things to worry about, I just had to worry about her not being age appropriately amused by potty.

Anyway, even that worry didn't last for long. These days she has developed a rather sophisticated (if indeed, this word can be used together with toilet jokes) sense of potty-humour.

For example:

Me: Are you done yet, Moppet?
Moppet (examining the contents of the pot): Not yet. I've only done a leetle baby potty. Now I need to do a mama potty, a papa potty, and a sister potty.

Or:

Moppet (making a sad face): Mama, my potty is very sad.
Me (against my better judgement): Why is your potty sad, Moppet?
Moppet: Because he fell in the water and lost his best friend Susu.

These little punchlines are usually followed by a 2 second pause during which she scans my face for the appropriate disgusted expression, and then bursts into peals of excited laughter. I think she's going to have a real talent for stinky pjs when she grows up.

And as for Munch, I already know I don't need to worry about him. Everytime he farts or burps he giggles and looks at me to make sure I appreciate the wonderful sounds he's produced. He's even been known to clap his hands for a particularly loud burp. And his father is genuinely proud.

I think my original hypothesis was right. It IS a boy thing.

40 comments:

Mala said...

Has she been talking to D? We are trying to convince him that the potty is the place to pee..and end up having long conversations about how baby S*s* is going to join Mama S*s*. He categorizes everything as Baby, Mama and Papa- from trucks to chairs to poop.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

ROTFL!! What a cracker of a comeback post!

Seriously, all you need to do to get a bunch of kids into a giggly fit is say the word "Potty!"...works like magic!

And yes. Oh hell yes! It IS a boy thing!!

Mona said...

lol! i love it - moppet's a scream! and munch equally hilarious.
it is not a boy thing! i get uh oh, funny fart followed by giggles all the time !

Just Like That said...

Welcome back! :-D :-D Glad to know Moppet hasn't lost her touch at having us all in gales of laughter. You are MUCH missed, Mags.

And oh! it definitely is a boy thing. SOnny boy used to intersperse potty/susu in every fifth sentence once upon a time. Think it has now reduced to every 10th sentence.

And his potty talks to him from his stomach!!!*rolls eyes upward*

Mama - Mia said...

hahahahahahaha! man i am laughing hard and my colleagues are staring at me!!

wicked wicked Moppet! :)

Vidooshak said...

Ugh, I am disgusted. So it is not a boy thing.

On the other hand, potty being friends with Susu. Hmm, what a thought! hehe

Come to think of it, Cubby did enjoy grunting and screwing up his face--- even when there was no pressure--- just to see us squirm, when he was barely an year and something old.

It is a boy thing, yeah. I agree!! Brilliant blog, how come I missed it so many days?

memyhubbynbaby said...

LOL @ Moppet's potty pjs, and Laughing even louder for 'it IS a boy thing' :)

Poppins said...

howlarious! no potty jokes here yet, have we missed a milestone ;)

oh well i still have my hopes pinned on sweetpea, like Cubby she makes the potty "faces" and looks to us for appreciation :p

My word verification says 'peed'lstr

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Collection Of Stars said...

Lovely post to get back to blogging :)
Lots of potty jokes here too. Potty takes on different shapes like Jelebi, kurkure and such crap.
KT has a kakka - susu joke too which she narrates to everybody who will listen. Yuck!

Rohini said...

Too funny! My boy is not boy enough on this one - no potty humour happening here...yet

mybabynaren said...

Gross but what a sense of potty humor! Like Ro, waiting for the boy to start...

dipali said...

Moppet is absolutely brilliant!!!
I love this:)

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Doorva said...

Going by my husband, dad in law, dad's PJs and fascination for toilet humor, i can very safely conclude..that it is a BOY thing!! Husband is even fascinated by my two pups' potties!
Great post MnM's Mom. Was missing you around.

AD said...

You bet it is a BOY thing!! We are still very happy with poo-poo-in-the-diaper stage.

mnamma said...

At our home, about 75% of hubby's jokes are Potty related and M & N laugh the loudest for those jokes. And it definitely is a boy's thing - I think they are born with a special gene for it :)

Sue said...

That best friend Susu has got to be light years ahead of any PJ I've yet uttered. And yet everybody scolds me. I think I need to try to look like Moppet.

*goes off to practise rockstar impersonations*

Munchkin said...

LMAO! And yes it is a boy thing.Confirmed. I speak from experience :)

Suma said...

that was too funny...

and yes, it IS a boy thing..i'm currently bringing up two boys, 3 if i include the father :)

Suki said...

It's a Boy thing? I'm currently snort-laughing irrepressibly... so where does that put me? XXYYYYYY?

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Just Like That said...

Hey Mags! Got to know you're alive and kicking thru parul's post. :-D
Long time since your comebackpost- Why don't you stay back when you come back, girl? All well? getting run off your feet with the pair of 'em? Hugs to you and the kiddos.

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Arundhati said...

Had a good laugh, thank you!

Been mulling over whether or not to blog about P's potty/susu jokes, for fear he will disown me the day he is able to read ! Maybe I will now, your post has inspired me to tell all ;)

My first visit, enjoyed reading your blog immensely. Am going to click on follow now so I remember to come back for more :)

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Here a lot of potty jokes. The bathroom Jelebi, kurkure and takes other forms, such as a waste.
Susu was just kidding, she narrates to everyone that will listen

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