This is a boy thing, right? Because my daughter never did this. I mean, I guess there is still time, but STILL.
I get it, it feels good to BE FREE. But come on, kid! Help me out here! One minute his pants are up, the next they are down and he is ferociously giggling and having a blast.
Most people laugh, I am mostly embarrassed. This, too, shall pass… RIGHT??
1. A crowded beach in the summer.
Sometimes, I forget that kids can take everything LITERALLY.
Like, when I told my kids they can pee in the ocean, I ASSUMED they understood that by “peeing in the ocean” I meant, “go in up to your waist and pee” and not “pull your pants down at the water’s edge in front of every beach goer while you aim and pee.”
I was wrong.
2. In front of everyone I know in my tiny town.
I live in a small town. One of those where everyone knows everyone kind of places. Our cute town has concerts throughout the summer, and kids gather in front of the band (and in front of the entire audience) to dance.
I guess my kid got in the mood to strip there because he decided to moon everyone. The band, the audience, the sound guy.
I mean, why not?
3. On my 56 inch television.
My son likes to play LeapPad. It’s like the Wii, but certain games use the video camera in the game console to project on to the television for the interactive game. You can take photos with the controller, too.
I was in the kitchen and my son called to me.
“Mommy, come here. I want to show you something!”
I walked in to see my son smiling proudly in front of the television, which had giant picture his bare heiney smack dab in the middle of his game.
He was so happy with his art. He mooned me.
4. In our backyard.
ME: Hey buddy, why are you walking like that?
3YO: I pooped.
ME: WHAT???? WHERE???
3YO: Over there.
5. On the playground at daycare.
What do you say when the daycare director pulls you aside to tell you that there was an “incident” on the playground today and that your son “pulled down his pants and ran all over the playset with his bare tush” and that you “really need to speak with him at home” about this.
You nod, agree, assure her you will definitely talk to him about not pulling down his pants at school, walk out of her office… and laugh. Because what else can you do?