I feel like I lost my funny side.
So much heartache and sadness as of late seems to have made me not so funny.
Or maybe I never was funny…
I always thought I had a slightly humorous side to me, especially in a dark moment to bring some light.
But I am THAT girl…the one who always forgets the punch line…or the end of a knock knock joke. Which seems to make my family and friends laugh more…I am the official spoiler of a good joke!
I may not be the next Ellen DeGeneres, but at least my kids are funny…and our son? Now HE is funny.
I won’t tell him this now, for fear he will be the class clown at a young age.
But he is also the only one that REALLY thinks I am funny, so he holds a special place in my heart for laughing at all things Mommy.
He is three and loves potty talk, so any word like fart/poop/butt make him roll on the floor with giggles…
My hubby, you would think some days, might be three as well…he also loves potty talk…he too will roll on the floor with laughter with fart jokes and poopy songs…
I, however, am not a huge fan of bathroom related humor.
I am the potty talk snob, I guess.
My three year old’s favorite word right now is “diarrhea”…which was probably learned from one of his father’s self-penned songs about bowel movements.
Our son literally will say the word diarrhea over…and over. AND over. To the point where yesterday, I pulled him aside and said this needs to stop. Mommy doesn’t like this word and potty talk is not nice…Your teacher next year will NOT be happy with potty talk…he laughed.
Am I surprised? Nope.
He has the unfortunate talent of twerking as well (his older sisters teaching him this as soon as he was able to walk) and now he has a growing audience of twelve cousins/siblings and all of their friends who laugh and post videos on social media at his antics. He breaks out the twerk dance moves and screams ” diarrhea-butthead-poopy face!!!” and makes them all start howling with laughter and pulling cell phones out to film for yet another snapchat story…he is breaking into the performing arts at a young age.
We are in trouble. BIG trouble.
I can hear my phone ringing in September…caller ID showing my son’s preschool number.
“He did WHAT?!! Noooo…not our little man. Are you sure?!!” Twerking on tabletops screaming DIARRHEA???!!!
Oh yes…that is my son (as my voice lowers to almost a whisper, full of embarrassment).
Did I say BIG trouble?
Nipping this one in the bud by the end of the summer…we will slowly fade out of potty talk and more into ABC’s and 123’s (or my hubby’s cell number will be first on the list for Emergency Contact Phone Numbers at preschool).
It feels good to write about something senseless…even though it may become a big problem for us as parents with a toddler who soaks up more trash talk than Spongebob.
Potty talk will probably always be hanging around this house since all of our kids have my husband’s sense of humor, thankfully. They are becoming pretty well-adjusted, well-mannered young people…and can still come home and left off some steam (or gas) with some good potty jokes with Dad…
There are bigger woes in life for us right now, and potty talk may not be appropriate, but if it makes them laugh right now…it can stay…
Until preschool starts.