Yeah that’s right, it says “tinkle” not “tickle”!
As many of you know I’m in the process of potty training the Bubba and let me tell you it is an adventure to put it mildly. Training a toddler with two older brothers is a lot different than when I trained the first two who didn’t have peer pressure to guide them in potty time fun.
Today before nap I scurried Bubba up the stairs to get a diaper. While I was putting Pee Wee into her crib singing a lullaby and tickling her baby soft ribs I heard a tinkle from the direction of the bathroom that sits between the “baby girl room” and “3 boys room”.
Now before you cry mutiny and snicker at my “little Princess” getting to reside solo in the “royal suite” please know that the Thinglets did this to themselves. As I was setting up the nursery I prepared it for Bubba and Pee Wee but the boys pitched such a fit that I had to squeeze the toddler bed into the already stuffed “2 boys bedroom” and it promptly became the “3 boys bedroom”. Sigh! Even if I don’t turn her into “the Princess” her big brothers will.
At any rate the tinkling began and I jerked around, stole into the bathroom to find the Bubba desperately hanging onto his “peanut” (as he calls it- pardon my description of this torturous event) while an ark of tinkle reached up and over the potty sprinkling the toilet tank, then the floor, then the seat.
Oh NO! He hasn’t got AIM! Who would expect him to at the good ol’ age of “SOoo TEW”. I watched in horror not wanting to get myself into the baptising and trying to figure out how to help.
He leaned forward and tried to stop the stream only instead of relaxing he pulled harder and this time the tinkle went nearly straight up and dribbled ceremoniously on his pudgy belly and trailed down his legs.
“Stop, stop!” I finally manage, though I don’t know how I expected him to accomplish that.
He tried, and I stretched my go go gadget arms aiming for his pits, snatched him up and dangled him triumphantly over the porcelain throne just in time for the last little dribble.
“I done!” he announced with dignation.
Just another day in Paradise!