Thursday, August 20, 2009

Double Standard

Why is it that I just love when one kid does something, but hate when another does?

Take KICKING for example:

Older children doing it to each other? NOT cute.

Children in my tummy doing it (when I'm less than nine months pregnant)? VERY cute.

Funny how that works.

And speaking of weird stuff, yesterday Greg and I came back from the doctor and our friend, who had stayed with the kids said, "I think Aaron had an accident," and showed us the huge wet spot on the couch.

Both Greg and I were nonplussed.* First of all, Aaron doesn't really have accidents, especially not more than a drip. Also, he wears a pull up so it wouldn't matter anyway.

Then David answered our confusion with the beginning of an explanation, "We were doing something and it was so funny. . ." And both Greg and I were no longer confused. It was seven year old David who'd peed on the couch, not Aaron. Now we understood.

The two year old isn't expected to have an accident, but it's a very common occurrence with the seven year old. Poor boy. He got it from me. I remember the days of hoping nobody would make me laugh too hard. Maybe he'll outgrow it, too, by the time he's 25 or so.

*(I put that in there for you, Sus)

12 comments:

Heather of the EO said...

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I peed my pants from laughing as a child. And as a teen. Super cool.

Barbaloot said...

Small price to pay for a really good laugh I'd think:)

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Like when a baby burps, it's kind of cute, but when your children (and husband) make a contest out of it at dinner, not even remotely cute.

Melissa Bastow said...

I never peed my pants from laughing - I would just pee because I had "other people's bathroom phobia." That wasn't so awesome. Especially when you're at a big sleepover and pee in your sleeping bag at 3 AM and then you have to call your mom and pretend that you're sick so that no one else knows that really you just peed in your sleeping bag....oh yeah, and you're like 10.

Kazzy said...

My quickest reader, deepest thinker son was the one who took the longest to get over this problem. It is weird, huh?

Kimberly said...

I think it's impossible to be a mum without pulling the double standard thing several kazillion times.

Well, maybe if we stopped at one kid...

Jillybean said...

It's kind of like fat thighs on babies are really cute, but on me, not so much.

Susan said...

Dang-it! It caught me off guard and I had to think about it a second!

Good thing you never let the siblings know about this during the years it would have been most crucial to hide it, especially from the bros!

Very funny story though.

charrette said...

Yeah, we were just laughing the other night about how a newborn baby's poopy diaper is like a celebration, but changing a poopy one on a 3-year-old, is, well, not cute.

Fun to hear from you.
Try not to laugh to hard while you're pregnant! :)

Chief said...

I found you from MMB. I feel so bad for the kid. It's a good thing he doesn't have pregnancy to go through

JustRandi said...

His bladder sounds a little bit like mine! Poor kid.

Sue Q said...

Wearing pull-ups past the age of four is not an option, and yet, many of the girls camp leaders have to include a small case of Depends on their equipment list for camp because of all those late night mallow-roasting parties we never seem to be able to live without. Depends at 38? Not so cute, either...

Boy, I've missed you! It's good to be back!