Tuesday, July 14, 2009

the best excuse yet

This one beats them all . . .

For those of you that know of Kendal's issue with potty training, you will love this one.

We had a few errands to run today and then when we were finished with them we were supposed to go to the library. The girls love going to the library. It is a fun treat for them. Well, on one of our errands I smelled the distinct odor of urine in the car. I thought to myself "Dang, I didn't clean Kendal's booster seat as well as I thought yesterday if it still smells like that." Yesterday on our way to swimming lessons I told Kendal that she couldn't pee or poop in the pool so she better try to go before she got in. Well, she took that all very seriously and peed in her swim diaper on our short 2 1/2 minute drive to the pool. Apparently swim diapers don't perform that well when actually DRY because it leaked ALL over the place. Her suit was wet, her terry cloth cover up was soaking and the booster seat was wet!
I cleaned the car seat pretty well so I was surprised to smell urine in the car today. We got out at the Forest Service office (one of our errands to get a firewood permit) and her shorts are wet. I said "Kendal, did you pee? Your shorts are wet. Did you leak?" She averts her eyes and says "NO." We then had a large argument about why we couldn't go to the library with wet shorts because she peed and it leaked out of her pull ups and all over her shorts. She was very disturbed by this - she really wanted to go to the library.
So, later in the day I saw that she had on different shorts. I asked Matt if he had changed her and he said no. Kelsey also said that she didn't help her. I looked in the garbage and there was a soggy pull up right on top. She had peed, leaked, changed into a clean pull up, and then put on clean shorts. The wet shorts were even in the laundry! Here is our conversation:

me: Kendal, why do you have on new shorts?

her: betause

me: Did you leak?

her: um, no

me: Kendal, did your shorts get wet from your soggy diaper?

her: (eyes averted again) um no

me: Kendal, look at me, did you leak and then change your shorts?

her: (smile) yes, I des so
translation: I guess so

me: Goosey, why do you keep leaking? Why can't you just pee in the toilet?

her: why not? (that is her annoying answer to everything right now)

me: Tell me why your shorts got wet?

her: I des I leak

me: Oh goosey, I wish you would pee in the toilet instead of leaking

actually I am cutting this conversation much shorter than the actual one

her: (total smile on her face) heada fada div me leak
translation: Heavenly Father give me leak

me: (Laughing my butt off, along with Matt and Kelsey, actually Kelsey was almost crying she was laughing so hard) What? Heavenly Father did that to you?

her: (cheese eating grin) yep, I des so

That girl, she is killing me!


Grama36 said...

That sounds like a very good excuse to me.. Maybe I will have to try it some time... Think it will work with Russ?

mom said...

Tooooo funny!
But dang her,she knows what she is doing,,,I wonder whats with her and the toliet, wish I could climb in her head for a few.

Camille said...

Wow! That's one smart girl -- hilarious!

Lindsay said...

Isn't it so hard to be mad at them when they come up with something so cute?

Spencer's Adventures said...

That is the best excuse ever!

Epperson Family said...

Maybe that's Bekah's problem!

momof6 said...

Too funny and very SMART!


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