Sent by Pat Miller, September 22, 2000
This is dedicated to everyone that has been embarrassed by a child’s words or action. Have you ever asked your child a question too many times? I hope you remember my story when they start getting frustrated!
My three year old son had a lot of problems with potty training; and I was on him constantly. One day we stopped at Taco Bell for a quick lunch in between errands. It was very busy, with a full dining room. While enjoying my taco, I smelled something funny, so of course I checked my seven month old daughter, and she was clean. Then I realized that Matt had not asked to go potty in a while, so I asked, and he said “No.” I kept thinking, “Oh Lord, that child has had an accident and I don’t have any clothes with me.”
Then I said, “Matt, are you sure you did not have an accident?” “No,” he replied. I just knew that he must have had, because the smell was getting worse. So… I asked one more time, “Matt, did you have an accident?”
This time he jumped up, yanked down his pants, bent over and spread his cheeks and yelled… “SEE MOM, IT’S JUST FARTS!!” While 100 people nearly choked to death on their tacos, he calmly pulled up his pants and sat down to eat his food as if nothing happened. I was mortified… but some kind elderly people made me feel a lot better, when they came over and thanked me for the best laugh they had ever had!!!