Monday, March 7, 2011

don't help me daddy

dutch is growing faster than i can say laissez faire. he is wanting to do everything by his self nowadays. get dressed, put on his winter clothes, open the car door, load his motorcycle into the back of the car, and even go to the bathroom ALL BY HIS SELF. i love this and there is no objection to allow him to do things by himself but we certainly must allow an extra 30 minutes for him to accomplish his task. amongst allowing extra time we must weigh the pro's and con's of letting him wipe his own butt. i absolutely have no objection to letting HIM wipe his rear clean. i couldn't be happier to let him do this. wiping one butt is enough for me. what i do have an issue with is the amount of toilet paper he uses to accomplish such a feat. i am an echo of my own father. i can remember the moment he taught me how to take more advantage of the amount of toilet paper i use (trying to keep his money in his pocket). i used to just roll it into a ball, as dutch does now, and was only able to use it once. you should hear him he is so proud of his ability. my dad taught me the method of folding it into a square. this allows me to be able to use it at the most 3 times at least 2 times. so my conundrum is wiping his butt myself or letting him do it but knowing that the toilet paper is quickly being used at an incredible rate (my kid goes "poo" 4 times a day). so i beg you to please let me know what is a better end of the deal: to ensure that my grocery budget stays at its comfortable location or i rest, letting my son use his share of whatever he needs, and allow him to wipe his own?

5 comments:

Spencer said...

I think you can tell him to count out like 4 squares and see if that is enough

bullets said...

thats a good idea spence. don't let people tell you that you are not as wise as those sound boards you operate.

Kari Lowrie said...

I am so proud that Dutch wants to do it HIMself. Ahem...and I think he should just master that and leave counting the squares until he is four. But when he is at Lolly's house he can use a whole roll if he so chooses....

Al said...

Thanks Kari, I was about to make the same grammatical correction.

bullets said...

excuse me while i was in the wrong time period. i tend to get lost in my ancient literature and many times this crosses over into my hand therefore my pen reflects such intelligence. while you may not approve of said pronoun, i will argue that it is correct...just not in our time period nor amongst our grade.