Monday, August 21, 2006

Yellow Water Falls, by I.P. Freely

As requested by Lorien and Dalene: the prequel to On Golden Pond.

When "Bob" was about 5 or so, he went somewhere with my sister in her minivan. She had given him numerous opportunities to take a bathroom break, none of which he took advantage. After all chances for potty breaks were past, he announced that he had to pee. My sister explained to him that stopping was no longer an option, but he insisted he had to go really bad.

"Well, honey, we just can't stop."

"But I have to go now!"

"Can't you wait?"

"NO!"

"All right. There's a cup back there. Just pee in the cup."

"Okay."

No problem. Except that "Bob" didn't hear "cup." He heard "cup holder."












He filled every one by which he was seated, almost to overflowing.

12 comments:

Lorien said...

wheee hee heee! snort chuckle guffaw gag!

Lyle said...

Just when I thought it couldn't get any funnier...

wendysue said...

Ah, the wonderful world of boys. . .

Does your sister still love you?

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My son told me that he had to potty while at our neighborhood park. I didn't want to drag everyone home, so I told him to just go behind a tree.

Umm, he squatted and pooped back there like an animal.

No, I'm convinced this sort of uncivilized behavior is only relegated to boys.

becks said...

hahahaa...i hope she didn't take any sharp turns that caused splashing! stories like this makes me a little nervous to have kids. i guess i'll always have good stories to tell though!

compulsive writer said...

I almost peed my pants the first time I heard this.

It's no less funny the second time around.

Suddenly my backyard neighbor's frequent calls to tell me my boys were in the backyard watering our trees seems completely inconsequential.

Julie said...

Lorien: Don't spew any chunks laughing over there.

Lyle: Glad to be the source of another funny.

Wendy: Yes, my sister still loves me--and "Bob." She didn't even tell me he'd done this until recently, and it happened about 5 years ago.

EWL: Go check out Lorien's story about Treehouse Fun for a really great poop story. It's not relegated only to boys.

Becks: Just think of the possibilities this story has. I could market it as birth control.

Compulsive: No need to pee your pants as long as you have a cup around, right? Or a squirt bottle....or a sewer vent.

Lorien said...

A new solution for me! When those old ladies in the ward tell me "there is medication for that," I can simply reply, "No need, I have a cup holder." (or a squirt gun...do they make portable sewar vents? or do I have to climb to the roof for that?)

Elizabeth-W said...

Didn't anyone notice this child was out of his car seat???! How could you not notice a child moving around the back? There's something fishy about this story :)

Geo said...

Ha haaaa! This is great to find after being away from Bloggywood for so long. You made my day!

Melody said...

I snorted and I'm proud of it!

Dragonflies... toxic urine... science experiment... all I see here is childhood genius. I don't know what all the fuss is about.

Excuse me. My bladder is full. I'll be on your roof if you need me.

Julie said...

Roof schmoof, Mel. I'm sure you could find a squirt bottle. Or better yet, use the cupholders in your car. Or in Sara's car...or Luke's...