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Why Do Kids Wear Their Potty Seats On Their Heads? Seriously...

I think the strangest moment I had today was when my 7 year old walked by wearing Stephen the Minion Blur's potty seat. He was happily sporting it like a crown. I was shocked to discover it actually fit quite nicely. I know, I know, bad minion mommy... (LOL)

When my mouth was finished hanging open, I told him to take it off, but my laughter appears to have given him a license to ignore me. Being competitive, of course my 2 year old took instant exception to the misappropriation of his personal tush cushion. He promptly tackled his big brother. Stephen has a very interesting sense of right and wrong, so in an effort to right such an egregious wrong, he decided to attack Noah with great gusto. That instantly triggered the Daffy Duck syndrome where each kid insisted that it was "Mine, mine, MINE, mine, miiiiiinnnne..." Of course, no DDS would be complete unless the children in question are running in circles or rolling across the floor.

This is going on while they struggle to wrestle the prize from each other. No one pays me any attention, my instructions mean absolutely nothing as I watch them taking turns snatching the padded Elmo potty seat from each other to place upon their heads. Let's not leave out the annoying fact that they then start running from and towards, left and right, to and from each other. (Can you say one bedroom apartment? Seriously.)

Poor Stephen finally wins the battle, dons the crown to the toilet throne but doscovers he doesn't have a big enough noggin. Undeterred, he promptly covers his eyes and bounces off the black leather couch during his attempted blind-escape.  Noah, seeing the perfect opportunity to claim victory, promptly retrieves the potty seat from the giggling child who thinks slam dancing with the couch is a festive event, then promptly runs off to the bedroom to climb the chest of draws where shorty can not reach him.

Big Daddy Minion slept through the entire episode. (How do men do that?) That left Minion Mama to separate the giggly-wiggling-wee-people because Noah is never satisfied being the victor. He always returns to the scene of the crime so Stephen can continue chasing him. The Minion Blur loves Mr. Noah. I can see why. Wrestling Stephen is mad fun but exhausting. :-)

My children are a real hoot. However, when you have a lot of work to do the last thing you want to referee is the potty wars. It's not just the bowl wearing, towel for a cape, plunger for a scepter spectacle that's distracting. It's the constant laughter that keeps welling up and wont go away... My kids can be very cute while being very naughty. I try not to encourage it, but damn, they are funny as hell sometimes...

One day soon I am soooo gonna have a cool Minion YouTube video for you. Too bad I'm too chicken to stream them live right now. Yup, they fund something else interesting to do... (LOL) You'd think they would pause long enough for me to finish writing this. Truth is, when you have little minions like mine you just never know what they are going to do next. My kids do a lot. 

KP, we may have to discuss padding the boys room... Seriously. :-)

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Comment balloon 29 commentsC Tann-Starr • February 11 2009 07:56PM

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That is the cutest potty seat I have ever seen, but why are we seeing a picture of it around the doorknob and not around Noah's neck???

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) almost 12 years ago

That's what happens when fathers wear a fedora in front of their kids :-)  Seriously - Kids imitate what they see, and toilet seats are part of their elementary fashion sense :-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 12 years ago

Why do they do it, C?

Because. They. Can.

Elizabeth Weintraub Land Park Real Estate Agent in Sacramento

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) almost 12 years ago

C - You are certainly enjoying motherhood.  I think you should save some of these really funny stories for a book.  The things children do, I can imagine how hard it was attemptig to keep a straight face.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 12 years ago

Tickle Me Elmo on the seat. Classic.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 12 years ago

They are silly like that.  Having kids keeps you young because you are always laughing and always on your toes.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) almost 12 years ago

Carolyn, having raised 5 kids, I am here to testify that they say and do the darnedest things...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Barb, the kids are pretty quick (LOL).

ROTFL @ Myrl and Elizabeth. Indeed! ;-)

Jennifer, it makes life very interesting. :-)

Greg, they took a long time picking this thing out. :-)

John, they certainly are and certainly do. ;-)

Michael, I second that! ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Carolyn ~ Mike is only pretending to be asleep so he doesn't have to deal with it! : )  I'm keeping in mind all these things you post about - some way, some how they will come in handy!  I was going to also say "boys will be boys", but my daughter used to do things to "torment" her little brother and they'd chase each other around. 

Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) almost 12 years ago

C - I have to learn Michael's technique for sleeping through all this minion mayhem. Perhaps he can post on it;^)

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) almost 12 years ago

Ahhhh, I understand the "torment" part to a "T" (LOL). Kathy, I have no idea where they're getting this stuff from but they do seem to enjoy being crazy. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Big Mike, it is amazing... If the floor squeaks I'm up checking on them... Go figure...

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Oh my goodness, the visuals on this one were just too funny!  Having raised 2 boys myself, I can so relate to the type of antics you describe...& also the capacity of the "Big Minion" to sleep through the whole thing! 

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

I can't wait for the new video, I enjoy your little minions so much.  Being an empty nester my dogs are fun, but not nearly as fun as the kids were.  I am trying to be the patient one in waiting for the grands to come along.  I really do want all the kids to finish college and get married first... I just wish they'd hurry up already.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 12 years ago

Lola, the guys are a real hoot, aren't they? Men really are wired differently than women (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Tammy, I am such a Machiavelli Mama, I understand completely. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

What I want to know C, is why is a potty seat off the potty? Are these things removable? I am so clueless in this department.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 12 years ago

Gary, with the amount of attention that thing gets in my house it might as well be an imaginary pet (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Potty seats are removable so that big people can get comfortable while seated on the throne talking on the phone (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

"I try not to encourage it, but damn, they are funny as hell sometimes..."  I know the feeling.  Somedays, I wonder if mine will have any discipline.  They do something crazy and I can hardly say 'no' because I'm laughing so hard.

Posted by Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes) almost 12 years ago

C, you are lucky that your 2 year old even uses it. I tried several times with mine when he was 2 and he didn't want any part of it....but just when he turned 3 he made up his mind and was ready. 

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Erik, I know exactly what you mean (LOL). Parents are constantly put between an emotional rock and an elastic hard place. Our wee ones can really push the envelope when they get started. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Teresa, Stephen is adorable. He'll sit there, make a tiny tinkle, giggle, clap, seem very pleased, then as soon as you put him in the shower he lets loose with a serious stream as if that is where he is really supposed to be (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

:)  The mind of a mother and child combined..now that is really beautiful!  I don't know..that potty seat pretty nice...I might have done the same thing with it! :)

Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) almost 12 years ago

LOL @ Midori. It makes me wonder what I did that I don't remember (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Looking at it again...its can be a whoola hoop...a crown..a necklace...I think I would have tried it out myself...C'mon did you wear it? 

Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) almost 12 years ago

LOL @ Midori. My mom reports I never wore my potty seat but I certainly did a lot of other interesting things, inclusive of eating my crayons (LOL).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

But I bet your potty seat was not as cool as this one! :) 

Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) almost 12 years ago

LMAO @ Midori. I bet you're absolutely right. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

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