One of my boys trotted past me today casually asking if anyone needed the loo....this is boy talk for him going into the bathroom for several hours until the hall outside resembles a doctors waiting room, full of cystitis sufferers...
Anyhoo....in his hand he had his iPad - reading material of course, typical lad - when I noticed behind the iPad he was attempting to hide a packet if crisps....
"So, you're off to the loo then son? So, what's the packet of crisps for?"
"I'm taking them with me Mum"
"But you can't do that son, that's just gross and horrid!!"
"Why is it?"
"Because you can't poo and eat at the same time, that's just disgusting!! You can't take them, why would you WANT to eat and poo at the same time?!"
"Well, I will probably be a long time and I thought I might get hungry!"
And off he trotted with his pack of crisps while I was sat with my nose pulled up doing that piggy face you do when you're grossed out!
2 hours later I forced him out as me and the other kids were hopping around in various stages of bladders about to burst. When I got in there, he had a stool next to the loo set up with a handful of toys, a glass of water and an empty crisp packet! 😱What, was he having a bloody picnic in there??
Why???!!?? Is it a boy thing??! Or just a gross thing?! Should I be hiring a child psychologist to find out why he fancies a meal and a bit of playtime whilst sat in a stinking bathroom?! I mean, I was retching at the aroma he'd left behind him, the thought of EATING in that stench, well, just no really, just NO!!
It made me feel all faint. He was so nonchalant, like having supper on the loo is the most normal thing in the world! Is it??
Personally I'd rather sit on my sofa in my delightfully fragranced front room where we all wear clothes and there are no poo particles floating around, but hey, that's just me!
Boys - are they ALL weird?!