Friday, July 29, 2011

"Guess What, Mom?"

When my six year old son asks me that question I usually hear the same two responses.

The first one, and of course my favorite, is:
"Guess what, Mom?"
"I love you!"

The second one, not quite my favorite, is:
"Guess what, Mom?"
"Chicken Butt"

I have Brandon to thank for that one.

But the other day, when I was asked this question, the answer completely surprised me.  I had just returned to the car from getting a "pick-me-up" latte, and yes, I did leave the boys in the car. I was just parked out front and could see them the whole time I was waiting for my drink.  Nothing seemed amiss until I opened my door.

"Guess what, Mom?" my six year old said.

"What?" I asked, figuring I would hear the chicken butt joke.

"I peed in my cup"

WHAT?! I quickly spun around in my seat to see Micah and Finn smiling at me and nodding while Jack stood in the back holding a cup.

"You did what?" I asked, trying to figure out what he was talking about.

"I had to pee so I peed in my cup"

"The one that was full of lemonade from Costco?" In my head I was thinking, the one that already looks like it is full of urine?

"Yes, I had to go to the bathroom so I peed in my cup!"

"Next time, please, unbuckle your booster and come into the store if you have to pee." I explained, trying to stay calm.

"Oh, I didn't think of that" he said.

One one hand I am relieved he found a solution to his problem. On the other hand, I am slightly concerned that it made more sense to pee into his cup of lemonade then to go inside and use the bathroom.

Either way, the car had a faint smell of urine for the next few days and I had this picture to share.


Michelle said...

Wow. Tasty!

Karen said...

Great story, laughing until I cry! I will think twice before I answer this question next time.....

Alisha said...

That's hilarious. When Ian was younger, he was convinced that drinking lemonade (not that we do it often) was what made his pee yellow. All I can say is--Boys! Still laughing!

Lisa said...

Ha! We had a similar experience on our honeymoon involving a cup that had previously contained Mountain Dew...which did not help my already negative feelings toward that particular beverage! :)