Sunday, November 6, 2011

Potty Fairy

Finn loves his little potty.  And why wouldn't he?  It sits right next to the big potty where Mommy & Daddy spend 75% of their time and it's got a selection of Finn-specific reading material.

Mommy & Daddy don't love his potty.  We used to love it, when it was key to his potty training, however since he's used to learn the big potties when he's anywhere other than the upstairs bathroom, it really holds no value for us.  Cleaning out a poop-filled plastic bucket when you know your son can use the regular toilet just isn't that enticing.

I'm sure that's just us.

We've put up with it, because he loves it, as proven by all of the fire truck stickers all over it.   That's not enough any more.  Particularly after what happened today.

Kitty was at an all-day event, so it was just Finn and me.  We ate some breakfast and came upstairs to get ready for a day of digging in the dirt, jumping in leaves and watching college football.  I left Finn in the bathroom to go potty while I went to darn my socks/check my email/catch a catnap and returned to the bathroom just in time to see Finn sticking one of the aforementioned books underneath the seat on the big toilet next to him and then.... sticking the book in his mouth.

Once I finished dry heaving, I grabbed the book and burned it.  Then we had the talk about the Potty Fairy.

It turns out that the Potty Fairy comes and takes your little potty once you're big enough to use the regular toilet.  He then brings it to little girs & boys that are just learning how to use the bathroom, since they need it more than he does.

And given the current situation, the Potty Fairy comes tonight.

Given that all Fairies need to leave some sort of present when they take something - per Fairy Rule 1342 - the Potty Fairy will leave some suspiciously familiar looking Halloween candy and the special headphones that may or may not have been a Christmas present, but that really weren't that exciting of a Christmas present anyway.

I hope the Potty Fairy doesn't read him this blog post while she's here.  That will really make us look bad.

Sorry Future Finny.  Not for taking away your potty, but for letting everyone know what you did with that book.  That was pretty gross.

Even grosser?  I still kissed you goodnight.  Right on the lips.

Don't tell Mommy.

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