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The Things We Do

November 5, 2009

The Big One is 4 and a half years old. The Little One is two and a half.   I would venture to say that I am an expert at smelling when someone has pooped, whether it be in the potty (the Big One) or in a diaper (the Little One).


So why, I ask you faithful readers do I insist on asking them if they pooped when I know good and well that they have?


Typically the Big One gives it away by asking me to “turn the air conditioner” on in the bathroom.  Of course she wants the fan on because she is stinking herself out.  (She must get that from the Husband!).


The Little One vehemently denies it all the time. I know she has poop in her diaper and silly me, I still ask her.  Maybe that’s why she always denies it, she figures if I am dumb enough to ask the question, maybe I am also dumb enough to believe her.



I know I am not the only one who asks these kinds of questions.  Another blogger I love to read, once talked about seeing a pile of hair on the floor, and then seeing the child’s hair had been cut.  The mom knew she hadn’t done it, so the logical explanation is that the child cut her own hair.  But like me, the mom asked the question.   Of course, that child also denied it.


So here’s my question. Are we really that dumb or on some lame subconscious level are we asking them to lie to us just to see if the do it? Or are we too in some kind of denial because we don’t want to change the stinky diaper, so maybe by asking the questions and getting the answer we want we can somehow make the poop go away?  What do you think?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    November 5, 2009 7:56 pm

    yes… we ask because somehow, they’ll give us an answer that somehow makes it all go away. its yet to work for me…. let me know how it goes for you…

  2. Laura permalink
    November 5, 2009 7:57 pm

    wait, that’s supposed to say “somehow WE HOPE they’ll give us an answer”… see what having kids does to your brain

  3. November 6, 2009 2:56 pm

    Ugh, Drew had an ill-timed poo at Goodwill yesterday and I had to apologize for the nose offense, and the lady at the counter just laughed and said ‘well, at least *HE* has an excuse’!! lol

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