Potty Training and Public Displays of Urination

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Last night Son #3 had a soccer game. Since my lovely and talented wife is coaching, I was keeping an eye on the balance of our boys over on the sideline and trying to take a few pictures at the same time. During the second half, Son #4 (two years old, and recently potty trained) wandered over and said:

“I have to go potty, Daddy. Can I go pee-pee on the ground?”

Needless to say, I said “No.” I then asked if he had to go really badly or could he hold it for a few minutes while I took another couple of pictures. He said he could hold it (he’s got amazing bladder control for a two year old, but that’s an entirely different story), so I asked him to follow me while I tried to get another shot.

The next thing I knew, he had bolted back to where we had been sitting, dropped his pants, and proceeded to pee on the ground directly behind some poor, unsuspecting woman that was watching the game. I didn’t actually see it happen — one of the other dads clued me in. Talk about a white trash moment! Needless to say, I was mortified.

The funny thing is, of all the people that saw him do it, pretty much everyone was impressed that he was so capable when it came to taking care of business — indeed, he didn’t have so much as a drop on his pants. One of the dads even went so far as to mention how impressed he was by the arc that our public pee-meister achieved. I’m just thankful that he didn’t have to go #2!

Published on May 11th, 2007 - 7 Comments
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  1. Classic! My little boy LOVES to be outside, head behind the pump house, and go tee-tee. Why? I have no idea, but it might be one of his top 10 things to do!
    NCN

    Comment by NCN — May 11th 2007 @ 9:08 am
  2. Sorry, can’t help but crack a smile and snicker at that one. I can just see the “arc”, and the poor lady oblivious to it all…..CLASSIC kid moment!

    Comment by shouldbeworking — May 11th 2007 @ 2:45 pm
  3. Cool. I recall one of my nephews peeing in the koi pond of a place we went to eat. I laughed but my brother was so embarrassed.

    Comment by Livingalmostlarge — May 13th 2007 @ 1:49 am
  4. LOL! I can relate to this one. I was putting youngest (at the time 1 yr old) in the car seat and my oldest (at the time a little over 2) was standing at my side. The next moment, he is peeing on my car wheel… we are at Walgreens right beside the front door. Yaa… I was embarrassed

    Comment by vw bug — May 14th 2007 @ 3:44 pm
  5. Amazingly enough, this is not just a boy thing. My older two girls (5 & 3) have been caught at this (luckily only around our house) by my husband. My husband was glad to know we had a back up for those long car trips, but gave both girls a stern talking-to.

    One of the neighbor boys did go #2 in a(nother) neighbor’s yard. The mom only found out because her boy proudly told her (later).

    Comment by RootAnn — May 15th 2007 @ 3:03 pm
  6. Hilarious. I can just see the looks on the parents’ faces as he took care of business. Our 2 year old is also recently potty-trained and is fascinated by and supremely proud of his new ability – I can picture him doing exactly the same thing.

    Comment by Clever Parents — May 19th 2007 @ 3:49 pm
  7. My boy is 23 mos, and I’m gonna start potty training him soon… I think this scares me more than personal finances.

    Comment by J2R — Jun 8th 2007 @ 2:00 pm

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