Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Infamous Driveway Incident

Tara mentioned the Driveway Incident and because I delight in embarrassing my children, here's the story!
When I was expecting the Boy I joined a message board for moms due in March of 2002. We all became very close, and are still in touch today in fact. We coordinated some trips so some of us were able to meet in person after our babies were born. This was the first time that me, Kimmy and Tara were meeting in person and it was a really great time.
I was potty-training my nearly 3 year old Princess at that time. I had told her that if she had an emergency and was outside, that it was ok to pee in the yard. The adults were all sitting on the front porch while the Princess and Kimmy's daughter ran around together. Somehow, the 'emergency' part did not seem to register with her, and every time I turned around, she was peeing in the grass or the driveway. I'm sure there were several stern talks about the use of the potty indoors but they fell on deaf toddler ears.
This issue faded from my mind however, as I was gabbing with my fellow March moms and taking care of the Boy. So I didn't immediately react when the Princess dropped trou in the middle of the white stone driveway. I groaned and said something to the Man about her peeing outside yet again. At which point Tara said, "Umm... I don't think she's peeing."
That's right. My blonde-haired, blue-eyed, cherubic little Princess turned red-faced and grunting as she pooped in the driveway of a woman I had just met. I didn't know whether to die from embarrassment or laughter. Thankfully the Man went and cleaned it up. He didn't seem to mind until he noticed that I was taking pictures. He'll thank me someday though, when I whip out those pictures on Prom Night.

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

ROFLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! I don't think I realized that you had broken out the camera! That would have been hilarious!! But that being said.... if it were Matt and I, I probably would have killed him for taking pics.... if I didn't die from utter embarrassment first :P Too funny. That poor child has no idea what's in store for her in 7 years! Better have a psychologist on hand for that one :P