Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Latest Move


In the last few months, I’ve been working a lot with Bob to recognize when I am on the phone and during that time to not interrupt me or make loud noises or follow me around playing a harmonica or activate the toy garbage truck that repeatedly yells, “Ew! What smells?” So far, it’s going okay about 30% of the time.

I was on the phone on Thursday afternoon. A friend was relaying some serious information and I was concentrating on the conversation. I was proud that Bob was playing quietly in his room and this time had not translated the ringing of the phone as an invitation to lay down a drum solo.

A few minutes into my call, Bob appeared at my side and whispered, “Pardon me, Mama.” He then picked up my hand and set something lightly inside my palm. I excused myself from my call and looked into my hand. I was holding what appeared to be one sugar cube sized turd.

“Bob? What is this?”

“A poop.”

“Why do I have it now?”

“I didn’t have time to make it to the potty and I didn’t want to poop in my pants so I pooped into my hand. Now you have it.”

“Yes, I do.”

“Are you off the phone now?”

“Yes, I am."

"Now can we play with the Star Wars Lego guys?"

"Well played, Bob Rosenberg. Well played.”

23 comments:

  1. Yes Bob, there is more than one way to skin a cat. Well played indeed.

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  2. That is the most well-mannered exchange of poop in history.

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  3. Omg I'm laughing so hard...Bob! I've said it before he is a genius!

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  4. And he's so polite about it. You're teaching him well.

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  5. Oooh, that kid is genius. GENIUS. You have my deepest sympathy in raising him.

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  6. It kills me that the phrase "pardon me" and handing over of poop happened all at once :)
    But he's learning... something... baby steps :)

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  7. Oh, if that isn't material for a movie!!

    "pardon me, mama" and hands you a pop.

    Only in Life With Bob.

    LOVED IT!

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  8. "Why do I have it now?" OMG!!! I'm laughing so hard!!!

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  9. brilliant, freakin brilliant!

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  10. Oh. my. heck! Seriously, waaaay funny to the one NOT holding the poop!!

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  11. Hilarious. At least he was polite about it?

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  12. Oh. I very much enjoyed that story. Thank you, Bob Rosenberg.

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  13. That was hilarious! What a clever lad!

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  14. You got Star Wars AND Poop into one post!

    Well played Mrs. Rosenberg. Well played.

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  15. Polite always trumps Poop.

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  16. only bob can make poo charming.

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  17. I have to try that one. Bob is a genius. Can he go on my interviews for me?

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  18. There are no words to express my amusement.

    No words.

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  19. I think I just peed my pants, I laughed so hard...I would gladly trade places with you...hand over the poo, you can take the 15 year old daughter for a day!

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  20. this is amazing. children are amazing. thank you for this blog, and for your sharing. :) much love from a new, dedicated reader.

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