Saturday, April 05, 2008

Comic Relief

Taking a break from a near completed sermon because my son's stage in potty training reminded me of this story.

During tdx's family reunion in the summer of 1999, we all stayed at one son's house in northern Philly. It was a LOT of people in one house so we went outside as much as possible. Fortunately most of the kids were MORE than happy to just swim in their pool.

Of course, there was one sister-in-law who had to prove her home schooling skills (nothing wrong with home schooling, but you know the type) so every kid had to report what they had learned that day around the table. Whatever. Most of them complied, albeit grudgingly, but 3 year old 'J' would get shy and never say a word.

One day she took all of the kids (14 of them, ages 3-18) to do science experiments and on a hike to gather this and that and when they got home they potted plants and talked about seeds and nature, etc... Pretty cool, actually, and a lot of work on her part.

I then took all of the kids to the park and we played and played and 'J' - the 3 year old - needed a potty break. Something he had never done outside before and needless to say thought was WAY cool.

So once we returned and cleaned up and ate dinner it was time to go around the room and say what we had learned that day. The kids again pretty much complied although it was nothing earth shattering until she got to 'J', "Now J, what did you learn today?"

silence.

"J? I am sure you learned something today, can you tell us what it was?" To which J yells at the top of his lungs:

"DON'T PEE INTO THE WIND!!!"

15 comments:

Songbird said...

LOL!!!

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

that is hilarious! LOL

cheesehead said...

Now, how does one clean Pinot Gris out of the keyboard?

peripateticpolarbear said...

What a solemn truth that is.

Towanda said...

AWESOME story.

Gord said...

Every male learns that at some point. Every.

Usually the hard way...

Reformed Catholic said...

Ah ... the first real life lesson any male needs to outside the home.

Reformed Catholic said...

Er, needs to learn outside the home.

Laughing so much I skipped a word.

Cathy said...

Truth spoken... out of the mouth of babes...uh. male babes.

Crimson Rambler said...

oh dear heart -- WORDS TO LIVE BY -- now I'll be snirtling to myself all the way through second service. Thank you!!!

Sue said...

This is a great story.

RevDrKate said...

Laughing....thank you. Makes me think though...there is that phrase about pi**ing in the wind...how's that work, then? Just asking, inquiring minds n'all....

God_Guurrlll said...

Actually I said that very same phrase at my last staff meeting.

Mary Beth said...

THanks be to God!

Drew said...

So I read this over the weekend, thought of our own adventures in potty training with Alex "Wook a' 'dis!" Tatusko and remembered something from Saturday Night Live at laugh just thinking about. Please place a towel over your keyboard lest more Pinot deposits into your keyboard...

See the clip here.