Next Time…the Sports Section

posted by Momo Fali on January 29, 2009

I work at my children’s school as a second grade teacher’s aide. I took the job to earn a little money, but another benefit is being near my six year old son. He is in kindergarten and could function without me there, but there are still things I help him with because the school allows it.

My son gets sick a lot, sometimes with weird bacterial infections and one of those was antibiotic resistant. It seems it takes longer courses of more potent drugs to make his illnesses go away, so in order to keep him as healthy as possible we take some precautions.

He is the only one in his class who keeps hand sanitizer in his cubby, he takes a bottle of water to school instead of using the drinking fountain, and I help him when he has to go to the bathroom.

My son is the size of a three year old, which means that when he has to use the facilities it entails climbing and clambering all over said facilities. Being that elementary school children aren’t the most hygienic, it’s much better for me to hoist him on the toilet in the nurse’s office and make sure he gets a proper hand washing because he can barely reach the sink.

Yesterday, I was leading a group of students downstairs when we ran into my boy in the hallway where he announced to the whole lot of us, “I need to go poop!”

I said, “Well I can’t take you right now, because I can’t leave these students. You’ll have to go by yourself.”

Just then, I looked up and saw the school nurse and asked her if she would help him, which she was happy to do.

After school, we were driving home and I asked him, “Hey, did Mrs. C help you in the bathroom?”

He said, “Yes.”

Knowing he had pooped, I wondered if he had been bold enough to ask her to wipe him, so I further questioned, “Did she just help you wash your hands? What did you ask her to do?”

But instead I found he was bold in a totally guy kind of way when he replied, “I asked her to get me a book.”


  • Melisa with one S

    He’s growing into quite the little man…ROFL!

  • amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay

    that so rocks.

  • Irish Gumbo

    *snortgiggle* AWESOME! Yes, sir, quite the little man. That’s priceless!

  • NukeDad

    He is learning quickly. I’d suggest a stash of Sports Illustrated in his backpack for future events.

  • Kat

    As long as it wasn’t one of those dirty nudie magazines 😉

  • JunkDrawer Kathy

    What a little multi-tasker! Might I recommend the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series? I’m not embarrassed to say we have about a dozen of those books floating from bathroom to bathroom in our house. Perfect light reading.

    Oh, wait. Should I be embarrassed?

  • Single Parent Dad

    That is hilarious.

    He’ll be saying he is off to the throne soon!

  • Smart A$$ Mom

    Get him a book?! He is priceless!!!

  • Tenakim

    I bet SHE had to go pee after that one!

  • Weaselmomma

    That’s hilarious and typical!

  • Twenty Four At Heart

    I see he’s in some way related to my husband!

  • okiesister

    Your boy slays me.
    He is wise beyond his years.

  • Erin

    He’s my kind of boy! 🙂

    What a cutie.

  • Mama Dawg

    A man in the making before our very eyes.

  • Bee and Rose

    Hi! Found you through “If You Give a Mom a Moment” bloggy! Love this post! Your little guy is hilarious!

    I’m an Ohio girl that now lives in AZ. I grew up in Circleville, home of the Pumpkin Show.

    Love your blog! I am hooked!

  • Sharon

    I love when they can suprise you with an answer. A book in the bathroom….he’s a little man after my own heart.

  • Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]

    Get him a Blackberry or iPhone to read in the john.

  • Lynn (Walking With Scissors)


  • Jamie Willow

    that is so funny! love it.

  • Monica


  • Captain Dumbass

    What was the book?

  • BusyDad

    Momo, your work is DONE. Today, that boy is a MAN.

  • the planet of janet

    hilarious! he IS growing up!!!!

  • DiaperPin Up Girl

    Gah! that made diet coke come out my nose.

    I love your little boy.

  • Melissa

    LOL! You know you can’t poop without a good book! 🙂

  • Tara R.

    They do learn the routine early these days.

  • Heather

    hey, your kid, he’s a smart one 😉

  • Tom

    Oh, yeah. He’s on his way without a doubt. High five, my man!

  • holly

    i wish someone would bring *me* a book.

    although, to be fair, i only *rarely* announce in public that i have to poop.

  • OHmommy

    Oh. That is so stinking funny. I am actually LAUGHING out loud at that image.

  • Aunt Debbi/kurts mom

    Your boy is something else, tehe.

  • Ed (zoesdad)

    Priceless. Soon he’ll be asking for the NYT Crossword.

  • kaila

    Perfect! If only my guy would take a book with him. It takes him f.o.r.e.v.e.r to poop. He could have finished the Illiad by now.

  • My Diary

    Made me laugh.

  • jenny from mommin' it up!

    your kid is the BEST! please don’t tell my kids I said that, though.

  • meleah rebeccah

    No he didnt! That’s hilarious.

    Leave a Comment

    Your email is never shared.
    Required fields are marked *