Friday, July 6, 2012

Deluxe Fort

This past week, Big Brother and Little Brother have been all about building forts, and IMO, they've done a pretty cool job, as evidenced by the picture above.

In making their Deluxe Fort for two, the boys were sure to include some practical amenities.

In particular, Little Brother, being the Sanitation Engineer at our house (if he goes potty right before bathtime, he has to wash his hands in the sink - absolutely refuses to just wash them in the tub), wanted to keep the fort clean.

And so, on the beach towel pictured above, he brought over a bottle of hand sanitizer (which they call "hanitizer"), and a pretend potty, in the form of an empty container of Kandoo wipes.

Or so we thought.

You see, after oohing and aahing over their fort-building skills, I went to the kitchen to help Mom-E with dinner prep.

Suddenly, Big Brother comes over to me and says, "Uh, Dad-E.  Little Brother is going potty in the fort."

"He's WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?"

Sure enough, I come around the fort to find Little Brother standing in the middle of the great room with his pants down around his ankles, blinds completely open.

Apparently, he'd filled the Kandoo wipes conatiner with water (to make it more realistic as a potty), and then proceeded to relieve himself in the container.

I'm not sure if I was more shocked that:
1.  He actually peed in the container in the fort.
2.  That it didn't overflow or leak.
3.  That his aim was good enough to do business in the container without spraying everywhere.

(Little Brother, I expect the same high-quality aim when you use the real potty.)

I asked him what he would do if he had to go potty again, now that his fort potty was full.

"Oh, I'd just use the regular potty."

"That's right you will.  Every time, forever and ever, Amen.  No more fort potties."

The horror and disbelief that ran through my veins (and Mom-E's) only lasted for a few seconds.

Then, pretty much all I could do was laugh.

Because, strangely, this pretty much sums up Little Brother's likeable personality.  He's the only 4 year old I know at our house who's cool and casual enough to do something this absurd and disgusting, and act like it's no big deal. 

I love you, you booger.

Have a good weekend.

No peeing in the fort,


  1. I am picturing your faces at the moment of Big Brother revealing the fort potty incident. That alone makes me laugh like a crazy person. I too am amazed that there was no spillage or spraying.