Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hello My Name Is Tony... I Have A Poop Obsessed Child. AND The Monster Is In The Mail


I’m still not sure what caused this fascination. Was it telling my daughter that Santa only brings gifts to toilet users? Maybe it was the time I told her that Elmo cries every time she poops in her pants? Or maybe, just maybe, it began when I told her a pooped filled diaper was like KFC to monsters and it made them visit our house like a drive-thru with junk-mail coupons?

Yes, I think that’s what did it and now everything is poop to her these days.

In the car: Look!! Car making POO-PEE!
Eating ice cream: HA! HA! Dad-DEE….Poo-Pee! POOOO-PEEE!
While in the bathroom: (Knock! Knock!) Dad-DEE…you making POOO-PEE!
Watching TV: Mickey going Poooo-PEE??
At the market: (virtually yelling) Where’s Poo-Peeeee!? Poooo-Pee, where are you?
At the dog: Doggy! You make Poo-Pee??
When eating: Poo-Pee! Poo-Pee! Pooooo-peeeee!

So my question is – with all this talk? Why doesn’t she use the toilet?!

How To Catch A Monster?

Actually, it was pretty easy. When my daughter woke up from her nap I told her I caught it while she was sleeping and then showed her a sealed envelope with a picture tucked inside.
We then took a walk to the mailbox and she dropped it in. Done!

Oh yeah, this is what the monster looked like:
And we sent it to its owner:

And then she asked if the monster had made poo-pee.

42 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

You are not the only one with a poop obsessed kid. Evan is asking me all the time if I am going poop. I also have to practically beat him off when Harry has a poopy diaper. Evan wants to get a good look at it.

Whirlwind said...

Just wait, the poop phase comes back around six (usually accompanied by fits of giggles). I think it has something to do with the discovery of Captain Underpants.

That's one scary monster.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Youy are so freakin hilarious.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Just be glad you don't have a boy! As you probably know, poop is a lifetime obsession with boys (along with their penises). So take solace that it won't last forever.

Hell, my oldest boy is only 2 and belly-laughs every time he farts. It's going to be a loooooooong motherhood....

Aniche said...

maybe she just likes the sound of the word. it does sound very funny! poo-pee!! ha! i think im gonna start saying that too! poo-pee!

Jeremy said...

Nothing makes you prouder as a parent than when you're 3 year old comes up to you and says, "Daddy, I just dropped a deuce."

Just hang in there, it took us a long time to get the poop thing working with our son, but magically, out of the blue, it just happened.

What's that they say? A watched pot never flushes?

Redneck Mommy said...

He he. I love the idea that the woman capable of making that ridiculous face (and is no doubt filled with a lot of the poopee) could be your future leader.

He he.

Roth Family Adventures said...

Poop. That's our son's favorite subject of conversation lately too. All talk, but no action when it comes to going on the toilet.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

I know why she won't go in the potty.

Who in their right mind wants to poop with Winnie the Pooh looking on?

Not I! And I am most definitely in my right mind.

Tismee2 said...

Yep - My youngest is 5 and in the 'poop' stage. "Mum did you just drop a bomb?" is the other favourite - especially infront of visitors.
Aren't kids just so amusing?

Jackie said...

Ha!

carrie said...

I almost chocked that time! Hi-lar-i-ous!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ha she is cute :)
To her, Poo-Pee is not only a great sound to make, it also attracts interesting look from da-dee :)

Rick Andreoli said...

This is God's way of getting even with you for being adult funny with young fragile daughter. Just imagine what will happen if you do finally dress up as Col. Sanders for Halloween and your girl goes out as a chicken! You've been warned!

Dad Stuff said...

I guess everyone does poop. Even monsters.

ronUpNorth said...

my daughter does the same thing. pooppeee? especially if she every hears anyone go toootee. Makes daddy go looooppeee. love your blog ctd. you da man. you're hilarious!

radioactive girl said...

I think the poop talk is the age because my son constantly talks about it too. It probably doesn't help that my 7 year old son encourages it and then laughs and laugh. I don't know if boys/men ever really grow out of that stage though.

Darren said...

That's one scary monster. Its owner scares me even more.

Lisa said...

When you answer your own question you'll be a freakin' hero to all potty training parents! LOL

Emma Sometimes said...

Oh, lordy that is funny.

I've missed reading your blog. I always like to start my evening snorting my tea.

Pageant Mom said...

I can't comment until I stop laughing. THAT could be awhile....

Sarah O. said...

So, when you first learned that you were going to be a dad, did you envision years and years of poop obsession?

dennis said...

Now that's a Dora I could learn to love!!

pootandcubby said...

I didn't know you were such an accomplished monster hunter. I wish I could catch that evil Dora and keep her sealed in an envelope...

-andi

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,


Yep, I can empathise with you, as a father of three. Welcome, fellow Dad, to duties on the Poop Deck!!

The trick is to maintain a sense of humour ....

Maureen said...

Har! Love the monster, and the even scarier owner....

Good move.

creative-type dad said...

pootandcubby -- I wondered about that given Dora's collection of knives.

Sarah O. -- I always thought that would happen if I had a boy. I was wrong.

The Real Mother Hen -- You couldn't be more right. It's like she's playing with my mind...and she's only 2!!!
What's going to happen when she's 16?!

Casdok said...

Brings back memories!!

pb&j in a bowl said...

My daughter did the same thing! Everywhere we went she said "Shoo-shoo". Luckily, she was potty trained shortly after that and it lost all of it's allure.

Amrita said...

Great post.I love your hunour. Got to you thru david.

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

omg! that was hilarious (such a DAD are you) LOL

(we are not at that stage yet - but YAY something else to look fwd too) lol

loved it! you have a new reader!

A-Licious

Amrita said...

You are very funny and real good Dad for sure

Tiff said...

Mine is not even interested in potty training yet but he will inform me rather loudly in a public place that he has a Stinky!

Andrea said...

HAHAHAHahahahaha! Oh! This is great!

Maybe she just has to get familiar - really familiar - with the idea of Poo-Pee before she is willing to Poo-Pee in the toilet? Just thinking aloud... :)

kittenpie said...

actually - be happy about the poo talk! It's one of the early signs of being ready and interested in using the toilet. And we all know you want that...

I convinced ours that monsters are scared of doggies, so the ten or so little stuffed dogs she sleeps with are great protection. Yay!

Sassy said...

I did the same thing with my 3 year old when she was potty training. She was POOP obsessed until she turned 3. Now, I am trying to cure my 5 year old of her fear of doctors. Apparently, you shouldn't say things like, don't breathe or touch anything on airplanes, bathrooms or mall playgrounds cuz it has germs and you will get sick and have to go to the doctor....and they give shots, that hurt, and you will cry. Yeah, the parenting books don't tell you NOT to say that one...

Fun blog, thanks for the giggles!

mama speak said...

I snorted! Dude, you made me snort. Thank you, I needed that.

Ironically, my 20MO is very interested in the potty. Today she informed me that she wanted her diaper changed, when I saw she was dry I asked if she wanted to go in the potty. "YES!" So she sat, and sat, and...you get the idea. I finally put a diaper back on her & I kid you not, 2 seconds later she asks to be changed again! Because she'd gone in her diaper! Did the same thing w/a poop an hour later!

So I am refusing to participate until she is fully asking to go in the potty. You want her to go, I want mine to wait.

Trust me until they decide they want to it is just TOO. MUCH. WORK. Even once they do start doing it, it's a ton of effort. She'll do it, once you act disinterested. Trust me.

Oh, and if she has you this wound up at 2 you are doomed!

mrsmogul said...

My kid actually said to me today, POO POO as he was doing it in his diaper! SO maybe he'll be ready soon! OH NO! I AM TOO LAZY FOR THAT NEW PROJECT!

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Becky said...

Shhh! I'm taking notes!

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-Selv. Anthony Isaacson said...

-Personally, I think that this and other bizarre obsessions should be looked into carefully. If it is allowed to progress it may be made manifest in ways you cannot control that might look as if it had nothing to do with the obsession they have now. Then it may be harder to fix or even too late during puberty and teenage to young adult years that may affect them lifelong. Do not overlook a thing that at present may seem innocent when in reality it is a prelude to a worse and possibly permanent thing. I am in no way suggesting that this applies to all but for all to be cautious. This could be a sign of a defect in their brains most likely a chemical imbalance. It also may very well be a cultivated inheritance their way of expressing themselves to certain environmental situations. www.Alphawavetrack9.webs.com