27 Feb 2010 9 am eastern

The First Time

A friend’s young son had just used the toilet and wiped himself for the first time.

She congratulated him on being a big boy.

To which he replied:

“Mother. Surely you don’t expect me to do this for the rest of my life.”


Filed under: family, glamorous, Little People, parenting, people

11 Responses to “The First Time”

  1. Ara Pehlivanian said on

    I love it!

  2. Tomas said on

    Ha ha, epic story :)

  3. Todd Dominey said on

    Brilliant. :) I’ve actually been collecting all the funny, strange, and sometimes piercingly honest things my daughter says. Will do the same for our (soon to be talking) son. I read a parental tip someplace long ago that suggested creating a gmail account for your kids, and dropping them emails at moments like these. A keepsake box, of the digital variety, that one day you may provide the key to.

  4. GUY said on

    Good stuff! Fictional? I only ask b/c I could see my son saying something to that effect.

  5. Stephen Van Tuyl said on

    Hey, shit happens. Great story!

  6. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    True story.

  7. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    I read a parental tip someplace long ago that suggested creating a gmail account for your kids, and dropping them emails at moments like these. A keepsake box, of the digital variety, that one day you may provide the key to.

    That is brilliant!

    What a perfect way to capture the day-to-day genius of children.

  8. Khürt Williams said on

    Awesome timing of this post as I just ( 20 minutes ago) handed my 3 year old nephew to his grandma for a diaper change.

  9. Rob Winters said on

    My youngest has just started to use the potty. He cant talk yet but seems to find the process quite funny. I guess he likes all the clapping and cheers that follow.

    Great idea Todd about the email account.

  10. Theo said on

    Yes that is the kind of stuff i store on gmail. My daughter is 3 years old. A few days ago i had to go to a client, she told me to stay with here, i said i had to go because clients bring money and we need it to buy all kind of stuff, she: “candy?” i: “yes also” she: “do not stay long and bring three candy`s two red one`s for me and a green one for you”

  11. Mor said on

    Sounds like Stewie Griffin…

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