Tuesday, July 14, 2009


When I had the girls, I thought of all the firsts I would experience with them... first steps, first words, first days of school. I forgot that there were many, many other things that I would re-experience for the first time through the eyes of my children...

This weekend, Katherine used a porta potty for the first time. Perhaps because she is so newly potty trained, her powers of observation were highly tuned. We stood in the stinky cubicle for much longer than I had ever been in confines of a portable toilet as she looked around noticing the differences between this toilet and others.

My favorites include:

"Look Mommy! My pee turns blue in a porta potty!"

Katherine's favorite color is yellow so I am called in to look at her pee each time before she flushes. She often comments on how pretty her pee is, 'because it is yellow.' As she watched her yellow pee touch the blue disinfectant of the porta potty I think she felt some sadness.


"Mommy, where is the flusher?"

Where indeed!?


At July 15, 2009 at 12:36 AM , Blogger ChefDruck said...

Only you could find the poetry in porta potties and then describe it so well! Great post!


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