Friday, October 3, 2008

The Puke Procedure

This morning Belly started to cough, and looked for a moment as if he may blow chunks. Of course, he was sitting on my bed at the time, right? So after I pull him to the floor, I ask him if he feels like he's going to throw up. He says yes (My kids have always been pukey) so I march him to the bathroom and present.... the toilet! With a flourish, I stood him in front of it and said, Then throw up in here.
He a few seconds TRYING to throw up before I told him, It's on a need to puke basis. Apparently he thought I'd issued a directive, not an option. So he asked me why he'd throw up in the toilet at all. It went downhill from there.

Belly: But why would I frow up in the toilet? (Yes, he says "frow up")
Me: Because that's where big people throw up.
Belly: Why?
Me: Well, because big people can make it to the bathroom to throw up. Where do babies throw up?
Belly: On the floor.
Me: Yes, and that's hard to clean up. So use the toilet next time, okay?
Belly: No, I want to frow up on the floor. You could just rub it harder to clean it up, okay Momma?


Midwest Mommy said...

Oh no!

Veronica Garcia said...

OMG TOO CUTE! hahaha

That's so interesting because just the other day, maybe about 2 days ago, I picked up Cruz from the sitter as he mentions that his tummy hurts. He says that same thing a couple more times as I'm driving home and lo and behold, as he is getting out the van, he chucks all over the middle of the street. After that, he feels all better, and goes about his happy self.

Maybe it was something Belly ate?

carrie said...


poor guy.

Chris said...

Poor guy! Some day he will understand.

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

Poor little guy....but frow up is such a cute way to say it.

Anonymous said...

Makes perfect sense to me - the whole toilet thing took a while for my two. I love that he knows how you could clean it up better!

Love your blog!

Monique said...

LMFAO He's is so cute!

Colleen said...

just rub it harder...that's funny. ;) Hope Belly's belly is better now.

I was never so proud as when Gavin ran himself to the bathroom to puke when he had a stomach bug in May. He previously had been horrified at the thought of puking in the toilet (because we were still in the midst of potty training)...soooo glad he got over that! :D