Thursday, March 6, 2008

First Installment of Dear Chore Whore



Dear Chore Whore,
My 3yo son has been calling his sisters Poopy Head. How do I get him to stop?

Sally

First of all, are they being Poopy Heads? I bet they are. They could be the problem here.

Big Kid has a recent fascination with bathroom talk, including nudity, private areas, bodily functions, etc.

We started off with a quick, "You're not allowed to say that" but that was confusing and other kids are apparently allowed to say it and that caused problems.

So now the talk has evolved into it being unkind to tease people and how sometimes talking about potty stuff or private stuff makes other people feel embarrassed and if you make other people uncomfortable while you're talking to them, they might not want to be your friend. So please don't call people names or mention the size of your turds, the fact that your penis is sticking to your leg, or that someone smells like poop, even if you think you are just making polite conversation.

When that doesn't work, I yell, "YOU'RE THE POOPY HEAD. GET IN YOUR DAMN ROOM AND DON'T COME OUT UNTIL I SAY SO. YOU'VE LOST YOUR PRIVILEGES."

And that does generally work. Until the next time.

8 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm having the same type of problems with potty and penis talk in inappropriate places. While I consider potty humor pretty harmless there are times that its just downright gross and embarassing. The Monster loves to talk about his poop and has a problem keeping his hand off the weiner. I'm almost tempted to ignore it because by the time I get it stopped he'll be in college and we know thats all guys do in college, talk about their shit and fondle themselves. Let's face it our kids are just piglets...right on track to becoming PIGS!

Sally said...

Dear Chore Whore,

Thank you for the valuable advice.

Bug is on track to call someone Poopy Head in about 15 seconds.

I'll let you know how it goes.

FTR: The girls are kinda stinkin poopy heads.

baby mama drama said...

We do "potty words are only used in the bathroom." So if Kid #2 wants to talk about poop, call something poopy, etc. she can go into the bathroom and chat to herself about it.

It works, but only because she's over the phase of playing with my makeup and shit in the bathroom. I could never trust my 2yo in there. She would tear up the joint.

Anonymous said...

Dear Chore Whore,
I love the name and you totally crack me up. My son was wondering why I am laughing at the computer. Your last piece of advice is the best "You're the Poopy Head." I'll have to give that a try. My son just told me to "please stop laughing" I can't.
By the way, what's the drink of the day? I didn't throw anything away but I don't want to get totally off track.
Signed,
Stuck

Mitch said...

Oh, We've started with the poopy talk too. Last night was a run of "Poopy Mommy" "Poopy Chay" "Poopy Sampson" and "Poopy Poopy Daddy" (I guess daddy is extra special cuz he got 2 poopies. All of that was followed up with her showing me her half chewed mac and cheese she had in her mouth.

I love daycare education.

Anonymous said...

Dear Chore Whore,

My washing machine has a funky odor. It's a front loader if that makes a difference. Please help.

Anonymous said...

LMAO!
"Get in your damn room..."

-Irish

P in VT said...

omg. you make me laugh. out loud. while at work. i love it.