Raising Boy’s is a Dirty Business

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If you are a mother of boys you will completely understand. They have no knowledge of germs. Even if you try to make it known, it goes right over their wee little heads.

My eldest son, Danny, who is four years old and has been potty trained since two, is now wanting to pee “like daddy.” In other words, he wants to stand up.

NO! I will not allow it! This little boy has horrible aim. After wiping down the potty and floor several times this mama is done! My boys will sit down to pee! End of story! No if’s, an’s or but’s!

My son, the smart little boy that he is, knows very well that I want him to sit down to pee. So what does he do? He shuts the door so I cant see what he is doing. He told me for a while that it was because he didn’t want little brother Eli walking in and disturbing him.

Okay, seems legit. I don’t want Eli in the bathroom either. That is until I discovered the toilet seat up (at least he does that?). Odd I thought, setting it back down only to find it up again later.

Then it hit me. Hes shutting the door so he can pee standing up. Wow! And I mean, WOW! How does he learn this stuff?

“Mom I don’t want Eli in the bathroom so I have to shut the door.” But he is actually shutting it to stand and pee! I mean my gosh! Hes four years old people!

It reminds me of when he locked my out of the house and wouldn’t let me back in until I made him an iced coffee (I didn’t mind you, make the coffee for him). That was when he was three! He was blackmailing me by three and now he is telling half truths?! Whats next!

Not only is potty and the floor dirty but he sets his potty seat, the one he is suppose to be using, on the counter. This morning after removing it I found a ring of pee under it.

The pee is not only on my toilet and my floor it is making its way to my counter. Ugh!

I love my boys. I wouldn’t trade them for the world. but really?! Pee is everywhere and I haven’t even potty trained my youngest boy yet…

I will forever be battling pee. I just know it.

I can stand quite a few things. Dirty foot prints across a clean floor. Food on the floor after breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hand prints that cover my oven, dishwasher, fridge and windows. Soap and water covering my bathroom counter after a good hand washing. I can handle that. But pee? I just cant.

At least I know my limits right? I say this with a touch of hysteria.

I like to clean my home with gentle organic house cleaners. But when it comes to pee I feel the need to fill a squirt bottle with equal parts bleach and water so the smell of urine doesn’t forever permeate my bathroom.

Wish me luck people. If I have to make my husband sit down to pee that is what I’ll do! I don’t think that will go over well. Talk about a bossy house wife right? But if he doesn’t want to be the one cleaning the bathroom everyday than he’d better get with the program!

From a desperate mama.