Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Story time! Both our boys went through a phase where they felt it was okay to pee without closing the bathroom door, I guess because it took way too much time. Asking them politely to close the door did no good. They would just “forget” each time they went. Ranting at them likewise did not change anything.

“What’s the big deal?” they’d say, when I complained. “It’s not like you have to watch.”

You can’t say something like that to a smartass like me and not expect some blowback. Whenever I heard them peeing after that, I’d run to the bathroom door and stand in it, arms crossed, watching them. They, of course, were powerless to stop me. When they complained, I threw up my hands and asked them, “What’s the big deal? You left the door open. It’s not like you were trying to keep anybody from watching you.”

Both got into the habit of closing the door real quick.

doorway | 5:49 am CST
Category: story time
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  1. 1 Tim said at 5:52 am on June 20th, 2012:

    My only excuse is that I was 17, and most the decisions I made at that age were probably the same kind of decisions I would now make only in a state of extreme intoxication.

  2. 2 Dave said at 6:49 am on June 20th, 2012:

    The same as everybody else when they were 17.

  3. 3 The Seanster said at 10:20 am on June 20th, 2012:

    …I don’t really remember this. I must have blocked out the traumatizing memories…

  4. 4 B said at 6:48 am on June 22nd, 2012:

    You must have blocked it, Sean. If my memory serves me well–and it so rarely does nowadays–you particularly disliked this tactic of your dad’s.

  5. 5 B said at 6:51 am on June 22nd, 2012:

    Arrgh! I can’t delete the apostrophe in my last comment! Have at it, all you punctuation Nazis.

    And I meant to write “antic” rather than “tactic.”

  6. 6 The Seanster said at 6:39 pm on June 22nd, 2012:

    Fret not; both work.