Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kids and Poop

What is it about kids and poop?  Every time Yaya makes some, she wants me to come see it.  She is usually worried that it doesn't look "normal," and I have to reassure her that it's fine.  Bumble wants to see hers every time, too.  She usually only does it in the diaper when she's sleeping (although we've had a few successes on the potty).  So, after cleaning her up, I have to open the diaper to show her the poop.  And she says, "Ooooh, yuck!"  Her favorite book at the moment is Oh, David! Each time we get to the picture of David sitting in a poopy diaper, she says "Ooooh! Poopy, David.  Fresh diaper!"  My kids are obsessed with this stuff.  Sometimes it doesn't seem normal, but then Sunday a friend was over for Yaya's birthday.  Just before her mother arrived to pick her up, she had to use the bathroom.  Almost as soon as her mom walked in, the little girl was calling for her to come look at her poop!  That felt so great!  It's not just my kids.  I'm not sure what the fascination is, but at least as they get older they'll know what their poop should look like, and if they really are sick, their poop may just help diagnose them!

1 comment:

  1. Ugh. They all go through the 'potty joke' stage and usually exhibit it at dinner. My youngest is currently still reveling in it and loves to gross out the rest of us. On the other hand, I don't remember any of mine worrying about anything being 'abnormal'. They're neurotically interested in things like fingernails instead. (Don't ask...)