Since I stay at home with the kids I'm typically the one to get humiliated in public on a regular basis. Papa Z gets to avoid most humiliating situations because Wacky Zacky and Zany Janie seem to be on better behavior when they are out with both parents. Unfortunately this was not the case this past weekend...Papa Z got a good dose of public humiliation!
Friday all four of us went out to eat at a 50's diner. Papa Z took Wacky Zacky to the bathroom which was all the way in the back of the diner. When they emerged from the bathroom Wacky Zacky excitedly yelled as loud as he could, "Mommy, I pooped on the the potty!". Thinking I must not have heard from the front of the diner he continued to shout it for all to hear as he ran to our table. The few customers that were there smirked and giggled. Next, Zany Janie decided she needed to go potty-because those of you with kids know when you are out in public they never need to go at the same time. Papa Z told me it was my turn and I took her to the back of the diner with Wacky Zacky hot on our trail. We emerged with Wacky Zacky excitedly reporting for all to hear, "Daddy, Zany Janie just peed...She didn't poop in the potty!".
Thinking we got through the day with just a touch of being humiliated, we all went to an outdoor bowl where we anxiously awaited the performance of Latin Guitarists. This outdoor bowl draws hundreds of people and many of them are hoity-toity. They like to bring elaborate spreads of food and drink their wine while they enjoy the weekly performances. While we waited for the performance to begin, Wacky Zacky began complaining about his stomach hurting. Papa Z took him to the bathroom and several minutes later I heard Wacky Zacky yelling proudly through the crowd of hundreds of people, "Mommy! Mommy! I pooped big and it looked like mud!" over and over! I didn't look around to see if this drew any giggles or smirks. My guess is we got a huge dose of stink eye!
Zany thought of the day: I never thought the day would come where I would spend a good chunk of the day talking about bodily functions. It's hard not to when you have two little ones that are in the process of potty training. It's their favorite topic!