Monday, April 16, 2007

"This Finger"

My brother-in-law used to have the coolest employee swimming pool facility where my sister and I would take the kids regularly every summer for several years until they closed it. We were so bummed. We had many good times at that place. It was never crowded, our kids could be heathens and the baby pool had cold running water where we could sit in our chairs and watch the kids in the big pool. There are still some songs that played on the jukebox that remind me of the days we spent there. Great pool and good times.

My nephew was probably about seven or eight at the time and one day went to use the bathroom and was gone for an eternity. We thought he’d drowned. When he finally came back out his swimsuit was crooked and messed up, he was frowning and looking extremely agitated. He stormed over to his mom, and said something about having gone number two, and in this very deep, frustrated voice, mumbled something about his bathroom frustrations and then said, “And whatever you do, DON’T smell this finger, ” as he held up a finger that had apparently gotten in his way while attempting to wipe and wipe and wipe. Maybe this is a had to be there moment, but the poor guy had obviously been in there working and working on cleaning himself up after having some serious issues and he finally just gave up. The tone of his voice and his expression is what made this so funny so I hope I my written version does it justice.

5 comments:

Shelli said...

Oh my gosh! hilarious! Keep writing in your blog....I miss it! Love ya always!

Kelli said...

OMG, this story reminded me and Shelli of Micah in Garner when he was little, although a little different. He wasn't wearing anything, swimming in his birthday suit while we were laying out and we looked over at him and there he was standing up doing a #2 but the funniest part was he was try to look at it coming out and going in circles like a little dog. We could NOT quit laughing, poor baby! haha

Kelli said...

I meant "trying" not try, typing too fast! haha

teresa said...

Great story!! I am cracking up!

Anonymous said...

yuck! i'm just glad i don't know the "so called" joys of having little ones! :o)
<3jen