Inquiring Minds

Cai and Cael, age two, were in the bathtub together playing with plastic Easter eggs.

Cael, the more scientifically minded of the two, decided to run an experiment.

First, Cael discovered that the wider, shorter portion of the egg better cups his man parts.

Second, Cael filled a half of an egg with his urine.  This exhibited the excellent bladder control that has come with potty training, as he was able to turn his faucet on and then off to ensure that the liquid level was just so.

Third, Cael discovered temperature variences between his urine and the bath water.  He marked this discovery by shouting, “Mommy! My pee is hot!”

That when I made my parental error.

I questioned the validity of Mr. Cael’s experiment.  “Well,” I said, “your pee is warm.  It’s not actually hot, sweetheart.”

Obviously, Cael disagreed.  I could see it on his face.  Searching for a way to prove his discovery legitimately, he clearly understood the need for  independent authentication.

When Cai wasn’t looking, Cael poured his pee on Cai’s head.  Who yelled, “Hey! That’s hot!”

Cael turned to me.  “See, Mommy?” he said.

I conceded the point.

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ABOUT BETH WOOLSEY I'm a writer. And a mess. And mouthy, brave, and strong. I believe we all belong to each other. I believe in the long way 'round. And I believe, always, in grace in the grime and wonder in the wild of a life lived off course from what was, once, a perfectly good plan.
10 comments
  1. Oh by dogs I really mean our furbabies

  2. You have really made my morning laughing so hard and loud that even the dogs are looking at me funny

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  5. I think I might print this on up and keep a copy with me at all times. And when I’m feeling particularly down, I will pull it out, read it, and forget my troubles. I can always count on them to brighten up my day!!!

  6. Ohhhh beemer……….how glad I am that I have a girl………….

  7. That sounds just like a boy! How hilarious!

    1. Thanks! Yep – I can always tell the comments from people who know boys. 🙂 Good to hear from you, Dina. It’s been a long time!

  8. LOL – that made me giggle! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Sally!

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