I can hold it, and also impart wisdom. The full package.

“I have to go to the potty Bug, do you have to go?”

“Yeah! I have to pee-pee!”

“That’s great Bug! But we can’t go until we get home, so you have to tell your body to hold it.”

“What is ‘hold it’?”

“It’s how you keep the pee-pee in your body. You hold it in.”

“But how you hold it?”

“Well, you just have to try hard not to pee pee until you are on a potty. You have to tell your body, ‘No, body! Don’t pee pee yet!'”

“NO BODY! NO PEE PEE! NOT YET!”

“Good, buddy! We’re almost there!”

“NO BODY! DON’T PEE PEE! NOT YET! NO BODY! BODY! NO! NO PEE PEE!”

“Ok, buddy, that’s good. Just a minute, let’s go into the- ”

“NO BODY! NO! NO BODY! DON’T PEE PEE!”

“Ok, pants down! Diaper off! Now tell your body it’s ok to pee pee!”

“OK BODY! PEE PEE! YOU CAN PEE PEE BODY! BODY, IT’S OK!”

(He pees, there is much merriment and celebration, we move on.)

Later…

“Mama, when we talk to our bodies, why they not talk back?”

“Well, they do talk back, I guess. They tell us when they have to go potty, or when they’re hungry, or tired, stuff like that.”

“But Mama, that’s silly! Bodies can’t talk! They don’t have mouths!”

“Ah, but they do have mouths, Bug. They’re called mouths.”

3 comments

1 Becca M. { 01.11.08 at 6:02 pm }

This is ridiculously funny! I love your conversations with Bug posts. :)

2 Rachel { 01.11.08 at 6:36 pm }

So cute! Your blog is going to lead to a baby boom among your readers. :)
I am now taking bets about how many days it will be until you post regrets about Bug’s new verbal commands to his body. Hee!

3 Andy { 01.15.08 at 12:27 am }

Your conversations with Bug are classic. You should publish them in a book, they’re that good.

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