I am not sure why or when this started, but somehow I have convinced my son that every time he pees or poops in the toilet he is feeding fishies. I know this sounds strange, but I am a Mom desperate for her son to be potty trained. You say crazy things out of desperation. On the plus side, Brennen has been more eager to use the toilet lately. On the downside, I have gotten myself into a little white lie that I can’t get out of. Brennen keeps asking questions about the “fish.”
Brennen: “Where are the fish, Momma?” As he peers into the toilet.
Me: “Um . . . under the house.”
Brennen: “Down there?” As he points to the floor.
Brennen: “They eat poop?”
Me: Gulp “Yes, Brennen.”
This whole fish thing has me thinking about all the white lies that I tell Brennen.
- “The play area at McDonald’s is closed today.”
- “That (insert name of dead animal here) is sleeping.”
- “We’ll go tomorrow.”
- “The cookies, muffins, chips etc are all gone.”
So it appears that when Brennen grows up he is either going to be a good liar or very gullible. Either way, I am in trouble!