Friday, May 15, 2009

A Dream Fulfilled

Babyham is constantly trying to get to the toilet. No, he's not a potty training prodigy, he just knows its forbidden and he wants to play in the toilet water. He is always checking to see if the bathroom door has been left open and every now and then he gets lucky. I bought a childproofing kit for the toilet lid but quite frankly it was adult proof too and I never could figure out how to use it. Not to mention, we have a five year old in the house and so we try to make going potty as hassle-free as possible for obvious reasons. This toilet lock lasted about 5 minutes and was then removed and thrown in the trash
Today Abe was able to slip away for a moment and to his delight the bathroom door had been left wide open. He shut the door behind himself for privacy and literally jumped in. When I caught him in there a few minutes later he was frantically trying to get all of his body into the toilet and trying to shut the lid onto himself. He was not going to take this opportunity for granted. He was determined to squeeze every ounce of fun out of the experience. Yes, it is a little gross (don't worry the toilet was just cleaned) but I had to take a picture.
I will never understand why the toilet is so alluring to kids except for its intended purpose. He loves to splash in it, to flush it, to put things in it, to climb on it and to get inside of it, but he has no interest in peeing into it.

9 comments:

Brenda said...

There is no such thing as a toilet clean enough for THAT. I am traumatized.

Brittney said...

LOL! omg, that is too funny, and i cant believe the mis-hap with the Y and Jack, omg, i wouldve been frantic! in your defense, there were initials by jacks name!! no excuse, it was the daycare's fault.

Amanda said...

Alas, my toilet is never "just cleaned". Even after it is just cleaned, it isn't. And I have found G in that same spot.

Sami said...

Wow, that kind of stuff is going on at our house too! I tried to put one of those stupid potty securtiy systems on our toilet as well, it lasted about 5 min. I couldn't even figure out how to work that thing!!!! Now we just take turns doing bathroom look out to make sure the door is NEVER open, at any cost!!!!

Mom said...

Brenda's mom here---Your picture of Abe brought back such a cute one of one of my kids. One day after hearing several gleeful giggles followed by strange splashing, I stepped into the bathroom just as one of mine about the same age as yours put a tiny hand on each side of the toilet bowl, straightened his little arms and lifted his body all the way up out of the water and then joyfully dropped his whole body into the water splashing everything in the room!! Never to be forgotten mind picture since I didn't think to take an actual picture! Thanks for sharing and I hope you don't mind me dropping in on your blog.

Dani said...

That is soooo funny! I love that he just climbed on in! :) And yes, I too am cleaning my toilets more often these days for that same reason...why are they such baby magnets! So gross!!!

Jaime and Brent said...

What a riot!!! I have actually had to remove my toilet from the floor 3 times now, turn it upside down, and pound out the cell phone, monster lego, and bouncy ball that have so perfectly fit in the porcelain throat of that evil poo eating monster. How do they do it? It's nice to see I'm not the only one with the child curiosity issues with the squater...
B:

Kara said...

Wow, I'm surprised little Babyham hasn't learned to open the door himself! Maybe you don't have the super easy open handles like we do (curse those handles!!) We had to put a lock on the pantry so Mia would stop getting in and playing in the dog food and breaking the lightbulbs! (well, that only happened once). I'm sure Abe thinks the toilet is his own little personal bath that he doesn't need Mommy to help him get in!

ps- reminds me of that movie Baby Mama.. so funny

cannwin said...

OH my gosh I need one of those bad! Today my 6 year old came in to inform us that the baby (whose really 2 1/2) dropped dads watch in the poopy potty....

Dad's watch cost his beautiful, pregnant wife $300... she wasn't very happy, but watches that expensive do have one perk, their waterproof.

I won't, however, touch the thing now.

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