Monday, March 11, 2013
Mr. Shife's March Madness - Day 10
Kyle is potty trained, and he has been for a long time. However, every now and then he will do some stuff that makes me wonder if he needs to go back to potty training boot camp. Lately he has been saying "I gotta poop" then sprints to the bathroom but his time to toilet is greatly diminished because he has one hand on his butt trying to keep the poop in and the other hand clearing a hole through the hallway so he can make it on time to take care of business. So naturally this is leading to complications like streak marks in his undies. I was getting a little upset about it and wanted to tell Kyle to quit messing around and just go poop when you feel it popping its head out like a turtle. I have told him that once poop makes up its mind that it wants to be out then there is not much you can do about it because it is happening. And yes - in case you were wondering - I never imagined I would be having a conversation about poop and gravity with a 3-year-old. Then I had a poop epiphany. Kyle is only 3 and for the most part gets all of his poop in the toilet with no racing stripes. If I had to make an educated guess, I would give him an average of around .750. Well I am in my early 40s and I am not even batting 1.000 when it comes to clean undies. Every now and then, the old master Mr. Shife gets a visit from the skid mark wizard. So all in all the little man is doing pretty good and as Forrest Gump wisely said, "It happens."
Kyle just being Kyle.
I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.