The Mystery Of The Magic Poo

My son has been increasingly amused lately with the different terms associated with going to the bathroom. Toots, Poop, Poo, etc…He thinks they are all hilarious.

My wife and I have been trying to cut down on the potty talk outside of the bathroom and knowing this, my son has been choosing Potty books for his bedtime stories.

It’s rather brilliant really because he knows he can laugh at the word poo to his heart’s content, without getting in trouble. Honestly, I think he may be a genius.

Anyway, he started telling me a very random (and secretly hilarious) story about a Magic piece of Poo the other night. I should of stopped him but he’d clearly put a lot of thought into it and I like to let the kids creative juices flow.

I’m not going to share that story with you because it didn’t make a whole lot of sense. What it did though, was make me wonder whether I have ever seen this Magic Poo and not realized it.

I also realized just how much poop I see on any given day and it scared me a bit.

There’s the dude at work who never seems to remember that he just went to the “Public” bathroom or maybe he just doesn’t know how to flush.

How about the hundreds of dog owners who feel like it’s okay to just leave their dog’s droppings all over the ground, especially through the winter when it’s cold out.

You know that it doesn’t magically disappear overnight right? That stays all winter, in it’s perfect little cocoon until spring, when I have to smell it and scrape it off my kids shoes.

I’m pretty sure none of those poo’s have been of the magical variety but you never know.

The most likely candidates are probably the ones my kids leave lying around the house.

Let’s see, there’s the post bath nugget of joy I found in my daughter’s room after I let her run around in the nude for about 30 seconds.

It could be any one of the many offerings my son has left un-flushed because he doesn’t like to have his bum wiped.

But I’m guessing that if I’ve already come into contact with this mysterious magical poo, it has to be the time my daughter left the big brown shark in the bathtub with her brother.

You can imagine my horror upon hearing her say “poop” and then looking down and noticing it was too late. At that moment I knew that my children would be forever unclean. You can’t un-see something like that.

In the end (pun very much intended), my son believes there is a magical poo and I have no choice but to believe him and hope I never have to meet it.

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11 replies
  1. Terry
    Terry says:

    HAHAHAHA! Awesome. And now, if there was any doubt, we as a society know why Fisher Price (or whomever it was) came up with those stacking-block-only-hollow-and-without-the-top-and-most-of-them-have-strainer-holes-in-the-bottom bath toys… haha boyzo that takes me back. It’s way better to be able to talk about poo than to hide it, that’s for sure! Poo happens.
    Ha thanks Chris for a great blog. xx

  2. Nicole | Domesticated Momma
    Nicole | Domesticated Momma says:

    LMAO! Your post had me in hysterics. Kids have this strange fascination with poo. It’s so bizarre. My son recently turned 13 months old and his latest thing during a diaper change is to feel his bum… y’know to check for poop. Seriously… why?!? Why would you want to slather your hands in poop!! So gross. Well to me it is. The kids could beg to differ.

    • Chris
      Chris says:

      My daughter is doing that with her potty training. I literally have to sit and stare at her the whole time or her hands are in there…gross.

  3. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    This is great! And I can relate – my 19 month old has pooped twice in the tub already both times with his sister in there with him! All you can do is laugh at those moments and remember to tell the story at their wedding!

  4. Joan
    Joan says:

    Very awesome blog !! I couldnt have wrote this any better than you if I tried super hard hehe!! I like your style too!! it’s very unique & refreshing…

  5. Chiara
    Chiara says:

    Some researchers have said that because kids are still learning to interact with the world and learning they have little control outside of their own bodies (when they’re young), they focus upon themselves and their bodily functions. Some kids will quietly play with – and even taste – their feces as a way to examine what is happening in their bodies. Some kids will hold in excrement as long as possible, even to the point of harming themselves, to have total control of something in their lives when they are overly stressed. Essentially, young kids and even infants have not yet found their place in the big wide world so they focus at least some attention inside themselves. This is also why many infants will touch and play with their genitals during diaper changes; it feels good to explore what belongs totally to them. Unfortunately, if they are punished or shamed from this natural exploration of their bodies, too many kids end up feeling psychologically dirty and that body parts and functions are inherently bad. By letting kids explore their bodies as infants, learning about and finding comfort in their bodies and its functions as young kids, and being willing to speak to them with proper terminology as they get older, we could help them be far better adjusted adults.

    Of course, each kid is different and there are cultural issues that come into play, so parents have plenty to consider on this topic.

    As for the magic poo, are you sure your son hasn’t accidentally watched South Park and Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo? Haha At least you know he has a good imagination and is willing to share what he finds funny with you.


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