Wednesday, September 26, 2007

tinkle time in the trees

Yesterday, I came across this.

A 'tinkle tube' for boys. Tinkle tube, really? What boy do you know that uses the word tinkle?
Speaking as a mom of twin boys who like to stand over the toilet together and 'race' their pee, they should have come up with a more-boy friendly title, like you know, the Pee Pole.

I can see how this looks like a good idea....but the thought of having to get the aim just right coupled with the fact that you'd then be carrying around a tube full of pee? Um, no thank you. We'll just stick with going to the bathroom in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

When I was potty-training the boys earleir this year, I used many creative tactics to try and get them 'excited' about going to the bathroom. One that really worked was mentioning to them that while outside, if they had to go, they could go in the yard. I should of known right then and there that maybe it would have been better had I just kept my mouth shut. They immediately started going all over the yard, giggling with delight.

And ever since then, if they can help it, they'll choose going out the back door over going in the toilet. I don't even want to know how many times my neighbors may have witnessed them going off the deck. It's not just at home either, it really doesn't matter where we are, at a picnic, Target, in the park, in a friends yard, I'll turn around just in time to catch them in the act.

As usual, my self-declared 'genius' has come right back around to bite me in the if you'll excuse me, I need to go stop my kids from peeing on the mailbox.