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10/06/2008 07:47 AM

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Just wanted to say Good Monday Morning to everyone. I hope y'all have a good day!
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10/06/2008 07:50 AM
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Good Morning everyone!!!! Going to be a busy busy day for me. Just wanted to say hi and tell yall how much I miss you and that I love yall. Zoe, HUGE congrats to you Grandma!!!!! Little Miss Eva is adorable.

Kimmi, just leave over night, Im sure Boo will take care of the carpet for you LMAO.

Someone emailed this to me and I just had to share it with yall. Have a great day, tty tonight HUGSSSSSSSSSSS

My little guy, Cade, is quite a talker.

He loves to communicate and does it quite well.

He talks to people constantly, whether we're in the library,

the grocery store or at a drive-thru window.

People often comment on how clearly he speaks for a just-turned- 3-year-old.

And you never have to ask him to turn up the volume.

It's always fully cranked.

There have been several embarrassing times that I've wished the meaning

of his words would have been masked by a not-so-audible voice,

but never have I wished this more than last week at Costco.

Halfway, through our shopping trip, nature called,

so I took Cade with me into the restroom.

If you'd been one of the ladies in the restroom that evening,

this is what you would have heard coming from the second to the last stall:


'Mommy, are you gonna go potty?

Oh! Why are you putting toiwet paper on the potty, Mommy?

Oh! You gonna sit down on da toiwet paper now?

Mommy, what are you doing?

Mommy, are you gonna go stinkies on the potty?'

At this point I started mentally counting how many women

had been in the bathroom when I walked in.

Several stalls were full ... 4? 5?

Maybe we could wait until they all left before I had to make my

debut out of this stall and reveal my identity.

Cade continued, 'Mommy, you ARE going stinkies aren't you?

Oh, dats a good girl, Mommy!

Are you gonna get some candy for going stinkies on the potty?

Let me see doze stinkies, Mommy!

Oh .. Mommy! I'm trying to see in dere.

Oh! I see dem.

Dat is a very good girl, Mommy.

You are gonna get some candy!'

I heard a few faint chuckles coming from the stalls on either side of me.

Where is a scr eaming new born when you need her?

Good grief!

This was really getting embarrassing.

I was definitely waiting a long time before exiting.

Trying to divert him, I said,

'Why don't you look in Mommy's purse and see if you can find some candy?

We'll both have some!'

'No, I'm trying to see doze more stinkies.

Oh! Mommy!' He started to gag at this point.

'Uh oh, Mommy.

I fink I'm gonna frow up. Mommy, doze stinkies are making me frow up!!

Dat is so gross!!'

As the gags became louder, so did the chuckles outside my stall.

I quickly flushed the toilet in hopes of changing the subject.

I began to reason with myself: OK.

There are four other toilets.

If I count four flushes, I can be reasonably assured that those

who overheard this embarrassing monologue will be long gone.

'Mommy! Would you get off the potty, now?

I want you to be done going stinkies!

Get up! Get up!'

He grunted as he tried to pull me off.

Now I could hear full-blown laughter.

I bent down to count the feet outside my door.

'Oh, are you wooking under dere, Mommy?

You wooking under da door?

What were you wooking at, Mommy?

You wooking at the wady's feet?'

More laughter. I stood inside t he locked door and tried to assess the situation.

'Mommy, it's time to wash our hands, now.

We have to go out now, Mommy.'

He started pounding on the door. 'Mommy, don't you want to wash your hands?

I want to go out!!'

I saw that my 'wait 'em out' plan was unraveling.

I sheepishly opened the door, and found standing outside my stall,

twenty to thirty ladies crowded around the stall,

all smiling and starting to applaud.

My first thought was complete embarrassment, then I thought,

'Where's the fine print on the 'motherhood contract' where I signed away

every bit of my dignity and privacy?'

But as my little boy gave me a big, cheeky grin

while he rubbed bubbly soap between his chubby little hands,

I thought, I'd sign it all away again,

just to be known as Mommy to this little fellow.

(Shannon Popkin is a freelance writer and mother of three.

She lives with her family in Grand Rapids ,

Michigan , where she no longer uses public restrooms)

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10/06/2008 07:54 AM
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OMIGOD, Krissy, I LOVE that story!! As a Mommy of 4, I can really relate!!

And Zoe, yes, CONGRATS Grandma!!!!

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10/06/2008 08:17 AM
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Laughing Grin Grin Grin Grin Silly What a wonderful story. One I am afraid I can relate to!
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10/06/2008 08:21 AM
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That is funny!
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10/06/2008 10:05 AM
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Grin Funny story krissy! Sounds like my luckDizzy Grin Congrats Zoe for grandmaWink Enjoy! Everyone have a good day being it Monday Ermm Blink Hugs all round!!!!!!Smile
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10/06/2008 11:21 AM
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I woke up now, prayers over... enjoyed the above story Smile .. (Although us guys... ahem...don't run into those types of problems.)Wink Silly Anyhow I'm off to get ready for my daughter's weekly visit. Wish me luck. I'm not sure where I'm taking her and her mom out to dinner. Probably something fastfood. My daughter picks that every time. Laughing
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10/06/2008 11:38 AM
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Krissy funny story.
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10/06/2008 12:23 PM
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Whew! Done with the PB Oatmeal cookies. Proud to say I made 10 dozen and only ate 5 (cookies, not dozen). My son will be so happy to smell goodies when he comes in.
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10/06/2008 12:30 PM
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Send some cookies this way please.
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