Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sibling Solidarity


We were already operating on the "Late and Getting Later" plan this morning when The Rooster announced that she needed to poop on the potty.


Two mornings ago she pulled this off for the first time and then managed to do it again later at daycare.

This morning K was in the bathroom shaving and The Mayor was sitting on the lid of the toilet talking to him.

In response to her request, I whisked The Rooster into the bathroom.

[Yet another hallmark moment of familial bathroom togetherness! The Joys!!]

Because we were in a hurry, I tugged The Rooster's pull up down and sat her on the little potty.

Then I saw the folly of my hubris.


TOO LATE, SUCKAH!


The Rooster had already... uh... moved the goods.


Poo spilled out of the pull up and coated her backside and the potty seat.

K ran for cleaning supplies.

The Mayor, still perched on the lid of the big toilet, chuckled happily.

Then, in an alarmingly satisfied tone of voice, he said,

"Heh. Heh. Nice one, Rooster!"

Clearly they are united in sibling solidarity to pursue strategies to stick it to us whenever possible
.

I sense collaborative teen doom in our future.




President and Vice President
Short & Loud People's Union
Organizing for Chaos since 2004

89 comments:

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I don't miss that stage

temporarily me (sam) said...

Hahahaha! What a little bugger!

(Both of them actually)

Thanks for the laugh this morning.... and yes, at you.. not with you.

*wink*

kristen said...

Oh yeah, I can see it in there eyes. You're doomed.

But they are adorable beyond belief, don't ya think!

S said...

LOL! I'm taking notes for when it's my turn to go through this. :-)

For the Love... said...

I am soooooooooooo glad I am past that......Thanks for reminding me how lucky I am!!!

BTW-your kids are beautiful!

Jenny said...

*snort*

I feel your pain. Except I don't have a sibling cheering section in my bathroom.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

UGH, not a good way to begin the day!

Not The Mama said...

Oh no. Yuck. But I couldn't help laughing at The Mayor's reaction. Hilarious.

3carnations said...

All the best stories come out of the bathroom, don't they?

My son asked if he could touch the plunger, because it looks squishy. Um...no...please don't.

hello insomnia said...

Now I know my write-in candidates for the presidential election.

Annie said...

Hilarious! (only because it didn't happen in my house).

With faces and smiles as cute as theirs though, I'm guessing they get instant forgiveness when this stuff happens.

Lisa Milton said...

My kids will beat on each other, all day long, but as soon as I break it up or one sib gets busted, the other one turns on me.

The solidarity can be strong. Watch your back...

Super B's Mom said...

What's gonna work? *TEAMWORK!*

Kyla said...

They probably planned that over breakfast this morning. Wiley little devils, they are. But so cute.

The Hotfessional said...

Oh dear, you are in for a world of hurt when those two get older!

Shannon said...

I am sooo happy my youngest is finally potty trained. 6 years of those episodes were quite enough thank you very much.

I'm arming myself for when my 3 are teens and work together to conspire against Jeff and me.

kgirl said...

look at those adorable, mischievous faces! yes, you are definitely in for it.

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

Good luck with them, sistah!

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nell said...

Ah, nothing quite like an all family bathroom moment with poo. And when it's coordinated... well - glad it wasn't me. This time.

Good looking union you got there, though.

Em said...

LOL...I love Mayor's appreciation!

Marmite Breath said...

Cutest damn union I've ever seen.

Mama en Fuego said...

Priceless!!

Jenifer said...

Ha on you! I am amazed at how often all four of us are in our bathroom (the only full one we have) kids talking, someone at the sink and someone in the shower....I have promised myself that when we move I get my own bathroom - for real!

I might kind of miss it though.

Hetha said...

Look at those beauties! What a great pic! Yes, you're doomed for the duration I'm afraid. Got union negotiation skillz?

Rusti said...

What a great way to start the morning off! Well hey, look at it this way - at least they are rooting for each other ;)

Luisa Perkins said...

Oh, I've so been there. In fact, I'm there now. Should Daniel really be sitting on the couch next to me clad only in his new Spiderman undies? Perhaps not; on the other hand, we do like living on the edge around here....

Bon said...

those two...? clearly trouble. but damn cute.

a union with these two as poster children could take over where Hoffa left off. ;)

wordgirl said...

Sweet Lord! You are SO in for it, my friend!

Jennifer said...

Oh the Late and Getting Later plan. It doesn't work well for me, yet I employ it each and every day. Hmm.

I am trying hard not to laugh at your morning...oh, what the hell. I'm laughing. The Mayor!

NotSoSage said...

Oh, they so got you.

That photo? I'm dying.

deb said...

Good luck, you're going to need it, what with the Short and Loud People's Union Organizing for Chaos.

SouthernBell said...

I had a similar situation recently with my 2-year-old. It involved poopy panties, carpet and a hubby who stinks at cleaning carpet. I had a fun surprise awaiting me when I got home a few hours later.

Cherann said...

Look on the bright side...at least they don't hate each other. He was giving her a compliment. How nice is that?

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Those little people are out to get us!!!!

painted maypole said...

your stories always make me smile! :)

Hol&J said...

Thanks for the laugh, I really needed it today. (Like "S" wrote, I need to take notes as well.)

carrie said...

Just as long as he doesn't buy her beer when she's 13 -- you hear that Mayor?

They are positively smoochable!

acumamakiki said...

if you can't laugh at poo, what can you laugh at? poke your eyes out cute, the joys are.

KC said...

'Nice one'...where did he learn that from??? And the "heh heh". Is someone watching Beavis and Butthead?

Above Average Joe said...

"Familial bathroom togetherness" reminds me of the clown car at the circus.

Mel said...

LMAO!!!! That's awesome. You have some funny kids.

Nancy said...

Great picture of the sibs!

liv said...

You are so in trouble, sister.

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

What a crappy morning!

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

My children are members of that union too. They are in the subgroup of Opposite Opposition. Whatever one wants, the other wants the EXACT opposite. "I want a shower tonight." No, I want a bath!" I'm hot. I'm cold. and on and on.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

hehehehe... oh been there... probably will be again too!

Amy said...

Your kids are ADORABLE! We have that same morning thing. I was so on time this morning and Shark Boy was cooperating perfectly. Then The Bear (8 months, crawling), NOT being watched closely enough by Mr. P, emptied the dog's water bowl, soaking himself and the floor. When I picked him up out of the mess, turns out he had also pooped. Late to work again...

Lawyer Mama said...

They even look mischievous in that photo!

Candace said...

my three and a half year old came home from preschool with her shorts in a bag. she told me the mulch was thirsty so she gave it a drink when they were on the playground.
damn cute kids you got.

mcewen said...

Teamwork works every time.
Cheers

pinks & Blues Girls said...

Just what you want to be greeted with when you're already late. And yes, judging by the looks in both of their eyes, I sense trouble for you and K. Teenagehood will be fun! ;)

Jane, Pinks & Blues

QT said...

you are most definitely doomed, woman.

Katie R. said...

I love how your little girl needed a fire fighter's raincoat just like her big brother. That is exactly what my little girl is like.

My name is Rima. said...

It's a good thing no one tried to fling that pull-up on the ceiling fan.

BOSSY said...

The Short and Loud People's union - gah, so darn funny there, friend.

Patience said...

Sweet.

Catizhere said...

HAHAHA! Do you read Gerah?(Poopandsuits.typepad.com)
Her little ones are members of W.A.M.P. Worldwide Alliance of Militant Preschoolers

~JJ! said...

I love that...

Moi said...

My kids are in the Distraction Division, where one kid comes to you with a picture that is beautiful and tells you they love you ... and the other one sneaks in to the kitchen to grab an entire bag of cookies for them to share while you are high on how wonderful your kids are.

flutter said...

Heh it's so nice that he is so supportive of her bowels :)

Mrs. Chicken said...

OK, every other post I read makes me desire to get my tubes tied. This was one of them!

Just kidding. I think your kids are the bee's knees and now I want a dozen, poop and all.

Omaha Mama said...

So cute, and so funny. The other night our two were jumping on the couch together, laughing. When I scolded them, they laughed harder. I told the hubs that they were ganging up on me and I was seeing the future also. Good luck with that.

laundrylessons said...

Good luck on all that potty stuff. Your kids are too cute. They'd win an election on looks alone!

cronznet said...

That wicked toddler-and-up humor is a scary precursor for the teen years. Where do they learn this stuff?
Oh yeah, from us...

Jay Cam said...

lol what a mess to clean up!

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Mrs. Chicky said...

Aw, sisterly/brotherly love through bodily functions.

FENICLE said...

They are soooo out to get you!!!!!!

Girl con Queso said...

Okay, I'm sorry, that is a horrible story. But I'm laughing out loud. And they look freaking hilarious (in a good way). You're in so much trouble.

mothergoosemouse said...

The Mayor's comment just kills me.

And I think what I like best about this post is that I can envision it taking place in my own bathroom with my cast of characters.

Alex Elliot said...

It's moments like those that make me just love being a parent :)

crazymumma said...

you can always come and cower chez crazymumma.

tiff said...

LOLOLOL! So funny! Thanks for the chuckle, the visuals were great!

Lotta said...

I love your photo caption. Today Gracie peed in the potty. We are doing the M&M training. One for pee, two for poo. A few minutes later she claimed to have gone again but was body blocking me from going to look. She's all "Just hand over the M&M mom!"

tulipmom said...

Oh yes, fun times ahead for you and K!

blooming desertpea said...

Oh yes, they're a team for sure. That was the time when hubby and I formed the "Parents Force" in order to stick together against the powerful "Kids Club" - LOL

Anonymous said...

hi it's mauniejames3...they are movie star beautiful,,,your going to have to watch them every second if they are so attuned to each other...I had one who painted the walls with poop and the second tried to eat it...believe it or not your a lucky lady

Shawn said...

Ah, another great poop story. What fun! I had quite the doozy of a poop story a couple months ago. You might even feel better about yours after reading about it on my blog. In fact, don't bother. It's too gross.

I know a little somethin', somethin' about siblings working together for the better good of destroying the house. Mine have taken to drag racing their potty chairs. That can't be good, right?

momoncoffee said...

Oh yeah, we're all effing screwed. When you have kids, you should get a gift certificate for a padded room addition to the house.

Virtualsprite said...

Oh, I'm laughing! We have had that happen a lot in our household.

Yep... gotta love that they stick together.

b*babbler said...

Kids that can band together like that? You are so doomed when they get older, and more wily. Look out!

This totally reminds me of watching my friend rip off her daughter's diaper, on the unprotected sofa, only to find there had been a poo explosion. Everywhere. Good times!

anna said...

Oh, they are SOOOOO cute! Funny story too. We had a similar experience a few weeks back, except ours involved underpants instead of a pull-up. Just when you think they're finally potty-trained . . .

I've been lurking awhile now, LOVE your blog!

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Uh oh. You're in trouble.

Magpie said...

Wonderful picture.

And of course they're united against you - that's what siblings are for!

Nesting Momma said...

the poop not fun but I love the kiddos sticking together..my two little girls get into these laughter modes together and I know the joke is on me...

Matthew said...

This is what I fear most by having twins. One day they will rise up and outnumber us. At least it will feel that way.

Marine Wife said...

OMG, been there, done that. But had NO HELP cleaning it up. Just swore a lot under my breath. The things no one bothers to tell you!!!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee.

They are so cute.

Miss M aged 2 shouts at me if I get mad at Miss E aged 7.

I love it that she does this.

Kids need someone they can bitch about their parents to.

Your bog is truly fab.

LOL

whymommy said...

But oh! the pictures! what adorable cuties!!!