Tuesday, August 28, 2007

scatology

stamp collectors, train spotters, and thimble enthuthiasts; all of them have a peculiar, but dogged fascination with their own personal "muse". while i do not harbour secret stashes in rubbermaid boxes under the bed, i have acquired a lot of poo paraphernalia (in the form of books, remote controlled fart machine, fart pots, plastic turds et al.). i am fortunate enough to be able to develop and explore my interests (and get paid hourly for it) during the work day. considering 95% of the population on my unit, at work, is under 5 years old, i have an opportunity to talk about poo every day if i choose.

(i choose).

yesterday, i spent over an hour watching and encouraging (i squatted, grunted, and made fart sounds) a 5 year old (with some significant developmental and expressive language/communication delays) dance around, and dip his toes and/or hands into the toilet, without ever actually depositing the graham crackers/tinned peaches/sloppy joe/lemon cake he had consumed several hours prior. he has not yet made the abstraction that a large (ish) hole filled with water is a place to relinquish control of one's sphincter. put him in some pull ups however, and packs of pavlov's dogs are taking dumps to the grunts this child issues forth.

still no turd in the toilet.

6 comments:

Fickle Revokes said...

"…considering 95% of the population on my unit, at work, is under 5 years old…" (paragraph 1, lines 7-8)

Could've read: "…considering 95% of the POOPulation on my unit…"






God that's funny.

disa said...

BWAAAH HAA HAAA HAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Melinder said...

Ah good parenting prep skills. I hope to have my kids litter trained.

total-spender said...

I too, am fascinated with shit. Not only do I talk it every day, but now I seem to be writing it ...

disa said...

i am wondering whether you have been up to your eyeballs in shit, which is why no one has heard anything from you in weeks!

Jill said...

On your comment above - I think we found that to be a yes, right? :-0

You would have LOVED one of my little preschoolers from last year! FIVE days a week his dad wanted to discuss his poop. I meant to do an update on that post, because I ran into his dad three times over the summer, & all three times his dad informed me of this little guy's poop! He really does remind me of your little guy - he was willing to poop just about anyplace *except* the toilet.