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When you have young grandkids, the “potty” is major theme of conversation. It’s right up there with “mine” and “Can I play with your iPad?”
We were at church, and 4-year-old Owen had to go. One of my grandfatherly privileges is being the guy who “goes with” to the potty. What I didn’t expect were the interesting and sometimes awkward conversations we’d have while in said “potty.”
Allow me to set the scene. Guys know this. It’s all about “business” in there, and I don’t mean “monkey.”
You go, you wash, you go. Nobody talks in there. Nobody, that is, except Owen.
I did have to establish some brief ground rules regarding stall assignments.
- You go in this one, I’ll go in that one.
- If you get done before me, don’t leave. Wait right here.
- Got it.
Well, of course he was done in about 20 seconds, and he proceeded to give me the play-by-play.
The following is almost exactly verbatim of how it went down in the crowded, and otherwise silent, potty (with excellent acoustics, I might add!):
“Ok, wait right there.”
“I’m standin’ up.”
“I’m pullin’ up my underwear.”
“I’m pullin’ up my pants.”
“I can see your red shoes.”
Hmm? I paused, a little confused, because I wasn’t wearing red shoes. Then came the deep voice of the man whose stall he thought I was in.
“Those are my red shoes.”
I came out, and his eyes were wide. Neither of us said a word. We just washed up and got out of there. Then we laughed really hard.
If that man is reading this, my apologies if that was weird for you.
Wait a minute, of course that was weird for you! But it marked yet another memorable chapter in “The Adventures of Grand-parenting!
“Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.” — Psalm 127:3
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