“Mom, you’re not going to like this…”

This entry was originally posted on August 21, 2008.  (I’m trying to rebuild my lost archives.)

droppedimage“Mom, you’re not going to like this…”

(That is how 4-year-old Clark’s confession began last night as he was putting on his pajamas,) “… but sometimes when we’re at Aunt Becca’s house and I go to the bathroom …” (uh oh, this is going to be bad.) … “I can’t reach the sink, so I just wash my hands in the toilet.”  I didn’t even believe him until he vigorously nodded his head up and down and said, “I’m serious, mom.”

“But Claaaaark, that only makes your hands dirtier!”

(with a look of regret) “Oops!  And I forgot soap, too.”

You can imagine Aunt Becca’s great joy at hearing the news, her mind reeling through the many times she’d asked him to go wash his hands so he could help her make cookies or dinner.  Of course, Daddy thought this was a hilarious story and all the boys laughed and laughed together.  I have no life lesson to attach to this story; it was just too good to not share.  Perhaps my biggest concern is his great pleasure at our reaction of shock and disgust.  This does not bode well for the future.  Sigh.

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18 thoughts on ““Mom, you’re not going to like this…”

  1. Don’t you just love it when the kids do this to their Mom’s? Like the day I heard my 3 boys in the bathroom together say with the same tone as they do in Ghostbuster’s when they are trying to catch the ghost in the dinning room of that fancy hotel. Important safety tip… “Don’t cross the stream’s”. You can figure it out from there!

  2. From a nurses perspecitve–that really isn’t that bad. Just think of all the germs he is immuniging himself too. I am just LOL from this one. Plus I don’t think it is any different than having a child have a temper tantrum on the floor in the restroom. What do you think?

    This to shall pass.

  3. As horrifying as that story is (or would be if it were one of my kids making that confession to me,) you gotta give him credit for his resourcefulness.

  4. I just want to offer my condolences. As the mother of three boys, and the wife of another one, I have finally reached the conclusion that anything gross is automatically funny. Period.

  5. Hello? I’d kill to have my almost four year old take the initiative to wash his hands. He kind of has an aversion to water. Toilet water, on the other hand…

  6. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story. Mother of one son and two grandson’s I got a huge laugh. What it is about boys and bathroom stuff. Hmm, I wonder what Mason (4yrs. old) is up to when he closes the bathroom door and tells me, “grandma, I need privacy!!”

  7. Hilarious! I love that even though he made due with what he could, er, reach, he knew that it wasn’t really acceptable. That’s a good sign.

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