Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Experiments with Pee

Scientific Method
Will John be a scientist when he grows up, or is he just fascinated with his own pee?


1. Use your experience: Consider the problem and try to make sense of it. Look for previous explanations. If this is a new problem to you, then move to step 2.

Problem: John has peed in areas that are not appropriate. He has peed on the kitchen tile, a concrete slab, the carpet and a plastic bag. This is not an issue of him peeing his pants or not making it to the toilet in time, it is purposeful.

2. Form a conjecture: When nothing else is yet known, try to state an explanation, to someone else, or to your notebook.

John likes to hear the sound of his urine hitting different surfaces.


3. Deduce a prediction from that explanation: If you assume 2 is true, what consequences follow?

Perhaps John will become a scientist when he grows up. If this might be true, then it will follow that he will hand me a ziplock baggy of pee and proudly tell me it's his. If he is just interested in pee, then he will still hand me a ziplock baggy full of urine and announce it is his.

4. Test : Look for the opposite of each consequence in order to disprove the hypothesis.

In progress. Sinking suspicion......... I can expect more "experiments" in the future.

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43 comments:

Robin said...

Oy...

I hope the cleanup isn't too bad. I have to admit that this cracked me up though.

Threeundertwo said...

I think he might be testing the hypothesis of how mad mom might get. I would be a bit unhappy with pee on the carpet.

In our house, I would have to rule out the influence of sisters perpetually in the bathroom.

Shannon said...

Too funny! What a cleaver little guy, and probably very smart too. Sorry it has to do with bodily fluids though. Hopefully his own little experiement will end soon.

Kareer Woman said...

LOL, clever!
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Jeremiah R. Jones said...

I think you are on to something. I'll wager that all great scientists have peed somewhere outside the bathroom at some point.

Laurie said...

Sorry, but I am laughing. I hope that it comes out of the carpet!

Debra said...

Oh this is just TOOOOOO GOOD!!!! Oh my goodness, I am DYING LAUGHING with this one!!! This is exactly why I am just not looking forward to potty training my twins. And why our flooring is not going to be replaced until AFTER they are done with it even though it needs to be done now.

Melissa said...

Oh wow, and I thought I'd seen it all. So are you gonna punish him? Or how are you gonna handle this?

Connie said...

A funny post Angie...although I'm sure you're not feeling as though it's so funny...good luck with that one.

angie said...

He got in big trouble for the carpet crime. I don't tolerate pee on my carpet.....luckily, I have a handheld deep cleaner thing so it came up easily. The worst part about that offense is that he was doing it to show off for his siblings and cousins. I literally had 10 kids run down and tell me John had peed on the carpet. Let me tell you, he was proud of himself. Apparently, he also likes an audience.

Cecily R said...

The carpet thing I get. I actually do. I've been there. Or at least, I've been there with kids (I promise I don't pee on the carpet so I can get accolades from my cousins...).

The plastic bag thing...that's a new one. At least you know the kid can aim!!

Heather said...

It could be worse? I dunno, I don't have any little boys so...this...doesn't...compute. I'm sure if my girls were physically capable of peeing into baggies, I'd have little "experiments" stashed all over the place.

Good & Crazy said...

Okay. You spent a ton of time on this post.

Which means, it's been going on for a while?

And Yikes.

And scientists are cool. I should know.

Sarah said...

Hilarious!!

girlytwins said...

First off I'm sorry for lauging so hard at this post. Second I'm sorry for pee anywhere. We had one afternoon naptime when the girls decided to take off their pants & diapers and pee ALL over the room. I think I counted 10 different pee puddles :)

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh I was laughing my toosh off while reading this post. I loved how you worded it. Okay Sorry still laughing. I honestly hope he stops sharing soon. Ahhh Boys.


:)rachel

MoziEsmé said...

I'm cringing! I still have to get through the potty training stage. I hope my girl isn't a scientist . . . (At least she's a girl, though. That should be better, right? Right?)

Crazymamaof6 said...

that is too funny! well funny for me. sad for you. i had one that would open up the back door and pee. right next to my outside extra fridge. i was always wondering why it was wet. until one day i caught him.UGH!
we've had bowls, buckets. and who knows what i never caught on to.

Kristin said...

Take him out back and tell him he can pee on any tree or bush he sees. Boys love to pee outside. I'm surprised the other one doesn't follow suit...

Jaime said...

What is it with boys and peeing?!
My son loves to pee! He asked our neighbor where would be a good place for him to pee in her yard?
I guess at least he does it outside instead of inside!

Mama's Losin' It said...

Ewwww. Maybe you should provide the boy with his own space to experiment...perhaps the back yard??

Becoming Me said...

You are so funny!

Becoming Me said...

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Churchill said...

Hysterical. I can only imagine what the next experiment will be!

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

That's funny. I'm sure it isn't funny when you're wiping up pee from the kitchen floor though!

Jaysi said...

Angie, I think you are in trouble. What a little daredevil! I think he is going to keep you on your toes. Too funny.

Jessica said...

Ok I went through this stage/phase with Evan and I was so trying to figure it out. Evan was peeing underneath his pillow. At first I thought it was sweat and then after giving it the ol sniff test and realizing it was too wet to be sweat..I realized it was pee. He did finally stop doing it, but I think it was watching it land that was so fascinating:)...attention?..Those were my hypothesis..You crack me up! Good Luck!!

My name is Tammie said...

ACK! Pee in bags? He better be a scientist when he grows up. ;)

Gunnisac Sandersons said...

YUCK!!!! I am so glad I haven't had to worry about that so far. Please don't let me have any more boys!!!1 Good luck with your scientist.

Jocasta said...

Could be worse! Little boys don't just pee!!!!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Oh MY! Um, yeah, good luck with that! ")

TONYA said...

ha ha ha LMAO. Seriously, kids are too funny. Although I'm darn sure it wasn't too funny for the mummy having to clean it :(.

I have 2 rugrats that like to pee on the carpet, especially after bath time. My carpet stain remover and I have become best buds over the past 6 months.

Laurie M. said...

So dang funny! I caught my little Jared peeing in the backyard a few days ago. He wasn't even too busy playing outside to come in and use the bathroom. He walked outside, peed in the grass, and came back in! Good luck to you!

Stephanie said...

You really make me laugh, Angie! Oh, John, remember to love and care for your mother...not drive her batty!

I have a poop story that I never shared on my blog - it involved Angus. Maybe I'll share someday . ?

Bonnie the Boss said...

I didn't laugh at this post like most of the others. I just sat here with a knowing look on my face. I would be willing to bet tha most of the other moms don't have boys over the age of 4. If I could name all the places that my boys have peed besides, all over the toilet seat and around the toilet on the floor you would die. You have my heartfelt sympathy. It really is a boy thing. Trust me on this one!! I had younger brothers, guy friends in high school, and now 4 boys. My life consists of a lot of pee.

Are You Serious! said...

♡ Been there! Lane did the same thing for a while! Good luck! :)

latree said...

I agree with your hypothesis on 2.
doesn't it make you feel better?

Casey's trio said...

I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that my girls don't hand me a bag full of pee in the future. I'll ship them off to you if that happens!

Philigry said...

oh, angie, anna is doing the same thing. Not fun... at all!

Kendra said...

1st time on your blog ~ That is hilarious! I have to experience that with my kiddos...fingers crossed that I never will.
Good luck with that one! :)

Rhea said...

Man oh man, you're in for it with this little guy. Cleaning up pee isn't tooo bad..I mean, I guess it could be worse....ick.

Mrs. R said...

This is so funny. My kid must be experimenting with the physics of how pee travels from various points in the bathroom.

Laura said...

So funny!