Let's Aim Low, Shall We?

My word. I have no idea why I'm in a funk, but irritating little things are just chapping me this week. I've gotta find a good salve for this before I'm blistered.

Take, for instance, the fact that boys are slobs.

I cleaned the kids bathroom today. Need I say more? I shouldn't have to, but I will. Is it really that difficult to get it in the toilet? I mean, the toilet is rather large. It fits an adult behiney quite nicely. Surely - surely - you can aim a tiny stream into that big water pit. I fail to see the difficulty of this, but I also fail the parts to try it myself. And since I can't understand how you can't NOT hit that, it's even more unfathomable how you can actually hit the wall beside the toilet, the trash can, the shower curtain, the door behind you... When.You.Are.Aiming.At.The.Big.Water.Pit.

Listen to me, and listen to me good. Peeing is not a contest, and you do not need to mark your territory. So help me, if I catch anyone purposely writing their name on the wall sans hands you'll never see the light of another room of the house. You will be condemned to live in your own squalor and filth. And don't think I won't do it.

You weren't raised in a barn.

20 comments:

Jennifer said...

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I hate to clean the kids bathroom too - for the same reason. Is it really that hard???

~Jennifer
http://followingmycatracho.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Ack! And that's why the hubs has his own bathroom that he cleans...icky!

Lovin Mama said...

Oh man, and I was ticked about messy bedrooms. I guess I don't have it so bad.

(Keri) Auburn Gal Always said...

This makes me regret talking about potty-training Lucky and want to keep him in diapers the rest of his life.

Wouldn't that classify as "attachment parenting?"

oh, crap. I probably started a comment slap-down. Sorry.

Flea said...

Bwahaha! I know I've told you before, but my boys clean their own toilet. And I let dad get mad about the pee issues.

When I worked in daycare I wound up potty training three year old boys. Several would go in at the same time and I'd be yelling from the door, "Don't cross the streams!" It was all a game. But they were little.

Trannyhead said...

See - there IS a problem in Flea's logic. Telling them to clean it themselves would mean it would be filthy and disgusting because it wouldn't get done right. I sympathize. And soon, sadly, I will empathize.

*sigh*

Cecily R said...

Oh, I so get this. The pee issues, the chapping...you have no idea how much, right this minute actually, I get this. I am looking for the gypsies. Know any who want to buy three kids?

Karen said...

I so needed that. So funny, I was crying. I know that your pain should not be my pleasure, but I so get this and I have mostly girls. The other one I don't get....is how can you get tooth paste all over the bathroom and I am certain it is not used to polish tile.

jayna said...

Thanks to my reinstated current occupation of "stall cleaner", I've fully come to realize that the horse here has much better bathroom habits than my husband. I mean, one has a 12"x12" area to pee in, but uses only an itty bitty corner. The other often utilizes the whole darn 6"x 12" bathroom to pee in.

Thank God we've just got girls going for us now!

The Sports Mama said...

A word of caution from one mom of boys to another....

Don't threaten them with not seeing "the light of another room".... trust me when I tell you that they take that literally and you will suddenly find yourself mysteriously missing several light bulbs.

Krista said...

I have this same mystery. I could never figure out how pee gets behind the toilet to where it screws into the floor. Then one day I stood up and flushed and I got splashed by a few droplets of urinated water in the face. Eww. I thought maybe the lid should be shut when flushing after my first experience of a golden shower. I just don't get it. And Trannyhead is right - making them clean their own bathroom means you have to eventually condemn that part of the house.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i don't know karen...my girlies still pee all over the place...you figure out that one for me!

JennyH said...

I agree- How can kids miss so badly-- then just leave it there!?? I also have the same problem Karen above- Really, how does so much toothpaste get all over the bathroom? Yesterday I noticed it on the wall 2 feet from the sink. There was also toothpaste all over the counter and the sick but that's normal. This morning it's good that Max woke up early- I noticed toothpaste all over the back of his hair! HOW???

Kidzmama said...

So funny! It's only funny because I think we cleaned the same bathroom. I had to call Funny into the bathroom to explain why there was a trail from the toilet TO the wall and floor. His explanation? It was dark. Did the light not work? I had to go really badly. Then you can clean it up really well.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Am forwarding this to my husband so that he knows I am not the only chick that appreciates/expects GOOD AIM!

Debbie Yost said...

Ugh! That is too gross. I don't envy you that job!

caramama said...

You are making me nervous about having a boy! I was already warned that he might pee on me while changing his diaper, but I hadn't considered how messy he'd be once he is toilet trained!

Andrea said...

OHG!! THIS DRIVES ME BATTY!! I am with you on this. What is up with that?? Acutally, it would be nice if they would pee in the barn, at least the bathroom would be cleaner!! LOL!!

My husband (don't tell anyone) drips on the floor, right where I put my FEET!!! I get SOOOOOO mad!! It is so rude. I mean, used some toilet paper or something. Or do a better job a shaking it!! Men!!

the planet of janet said...

bwahahahahahahaha!

yeah, why IS it that they can't hit the target, for pete's sake!

Michelle said...

Karen, you do realize the problem here is that you're assuming they're actually *aiming* at the bowl, right?