Potty Training Four Boys

If You Sprinkle When You Tinkle, Be a Sweetie Wipe the Seaty

By Nan Claire Falkner

Potty Training four boys, we heard different imaginative takes on their “creations.”  The first time we coaxed the oldest son to do the deed like a “big boy”, he was joyous.  As the others came of “potty” age, each had a different spin on their porcelain deposited designs.  Waving ‘bye-bye’ as the offering disappeared down the abyss was a milestone.  It was an accomplishment teaching them to grasp the different ways to use the “grown up seat”.  With that deed completed, all we had to do is work on the aim.

I think all males make “aim” a career endeavor.



56 thoughts on “Potty Training Four Boys

  1. Dear Nan,

    Your last line made me laugh out loud. You’re one son up on me. 😉 I remember seeing a meme once that should go up over every toilet. “We aim to please. You aim, too, please.” Good one!



    PS I wonder what our sons would say if they knew we were discussing their…er…habits online. 😀

    • I love your meme! Funny – Wish I had that on a plaque when the boys were growing up – They Would Be Mortified if they knew we were talking about them – Habits are hard to break!

  2. That is most hilarious, Nan… I am in a house full of boys too… sigh… when I tell them to wash the walls when they wash the toilet they look at me askance… I told them to take a look-see at their “splashes”.

    • When we heard “Ready, Aim, Fire” we knew it was going to be a mess. But, we sure had fun with the boys and still do – also enjoy hearing their boys do the same. “What goes around, comes around!” Thanks!

    • Thanks Neel I appreciate the funny things in life and there seems to be many of them. We enjoyed the boys growing up and get a kick watching them raise theirs. Merry Christmas!

  3. I don’t know why these porcelain thrones don’t come with a bullseye painted in the bottom. Overwise, we tend to use the machine gun spray-method and see how much surface we can cover.

    Hilarious story, Nan.

    • Thanks Russell! The boys have been so much fun raising. When they bring their kids over, we have so much fun – then can send them home at the end of the day (usually!) Merry Christmas to you and Connie!

  4. Hilarious, Nan. My husband was well trained before I met him so I only had to go through it with one boy. I waited until I felt he understood the procedure then it went smoothly. He was very serious about it telling a neighbor, “I have to go home now because I have to go to the bathroom.” 😀 — Suzanne

    • Glad you stopped by Magarisa! It’s funny, but my twin sister and I used to babysit as a “team” for three boys : David, Denver, and Dudley. They were a hoot and much more active than the girls we would babysit for. I remember telling Ann one day – Gee, I hope I don’t have any boys or I’ll lose my mind! Now, I cannot imagine life without the little twerps – they really were a blast! It’s funny to watch them discipline their boys now and are exasperated at how often the boys sneakily do something wrong. Fun life!

    • Thank you Snow for stopping by. Mike (my husband) and I have been laughing all week since I wrote the story. So we play a game and try to “one-up” each other on a family caper. Art Linkletter (from 1960’s TV said it best: “Kids say the darnedest things!”

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