Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Potty Talk

You know how a parent or great grandma can't wait for the baby to talk? Well I confused Liam, and everyone else is suffering the consequences of MY actions.

My daughter is a nanny for two little boys. She told them, "Before we leave for the library, you have to use the bathroom."

Liam said very clearly, "Bathroom."

I scooped him up and said, "Did you say, bathroom?"

He repeated it. I clapped, hugged him and kissed him. He knew he'd done something wonderful.

A few minutes later, he was watching Thomas the Train video, and I could not distract him. So I dangled my keys on a stretchy band (which he teethes on) in front of him. I said, "Liam, want Grammy's keys? Say, bathroom."

He was more interested in Thomas chugging down the track.

I said, "Here, you can have my keys if you say, bathroom."

He grabbed my keys, kept his eyes on the video and said, "Bathroom, bathroom, bathroom, bathroom." Naturally, I gave him my keys.

He associated my keys with the word "bathroom" and so, when his paternal grandma took him to a baby shower Sunday, he kept asking for keys. Yep, he squealed in his high pitch baby voice, all afternoon throughout the shower, "Bathroom!"

Guests asked, "Is he saying, bathroom?"

I would have replied, "Yes, he's potty training." But that's just me!

Every time I look at him, he smiles and says, "Bathroom." I dangle my keys in front of him and he says very excitedly, "bathroom!" I've confused the baby.


Bookie said...

Cute story! It doesn't matter, he will get it right someday!!! I would just celebrate he was learning the power of language!

Connie said...

Hahaha! That's hilarious. Such a cute story.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

And now every time you hear "bathroom" you reach for your keys!

Tammy said...

You are so funny. It'll make a great story in the baby book. And can't you imagine his wife-to-be someday hearing the story of his first word?

Val said...

Oh, dear! That is hilarious. I would leave a more detailed comment, but I have to run use the keys.

Karen Lange said...

This is so cute. I imagine that Liam is just plain adorable when he says it. And this is what Grammy's are for, to help the parenting process, right? :)

Sioux Roslawski said...

I am sure this will end up being a CS story at some point.

Liam is advanced for his age... "Bathroom" is a hard-to-say word.

Susan said...

ha ha hahahaha Bathroom! Susan

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

So cute!That's hilarious, Linda. That's one of those that will probably stick forever. My son used to say "howie" instead of shower, and though he's 33 now, the family word for shower is still howie. You may have just hit on a new term for keys. lol

Pat Wahler said...

I'm sure he'll sort it out in time. For now, though, how awesome that he's saying a two syllable word!

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