Thursday, September 4, 2008

Southern Ladies in Training

I enjoyed an afternoon of shopping with my little Southern ladies in training, 4-year-old Mary Ashley and 2-year-old Emma. We hit several of my favorite spots along the way, but I especially enjoyed our stop at Southern Homes and Gardens in Montgomery. I took my time meandering through the lovely displays, admiring all the furniture, serving pieces and gift ware. The expansive showroom was quiet until newly potty-trained Emma told me she needed to go to the bathroom.

Immediately we headed toward the bathroom at the front of the store. As we made our way across the showroom, Emma called out, "Mommy! I need to go poo-poo! I need poo-poo! I go poo-poo, Mommy!"

My face turned many shades of red as she repeated this over and over. "Emma," I chided her gently, "I heard you. You don't need to keep repeating it. It's just not polite."

My little Southern belle's countenance drooped for a moment, and she fell silent. Then suddenly she brightened. Emma called out at the top of her voice, "May I go poo-poo, puh-lease? I need to go poo-poo, please! I go poo-poo, please!"

22 comments:

Laura said...

Whell!! At least you've taught her manners, Moma!! Ha, ha! I loved it! The only thing you left out was HOW LONG you were in the store before she decided she needed to go potty!!?? See, in our household, I can't even take the first bite of food before Alise is hollering that she needs to go potty. It's like when the waitress serves the food, a bell goes off in her head ding-ding-ding-ding-ding!! "Mommie, I gotta go potty!!!" Ugh!!! And I couldn't wait for those days???

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I laughed so hard reading this! Can't tell you how often my kids would do a little dance & loudly announce this too--not nearly as politely as yours:)!! And at the Southern Homes & Gardens show no less! A funny story that'll have to be told for years to come :).

Rebecca said...

How funny!!! Don't you just love the things children say!

Julie said...

ha ha, thanks for stopping by hungary today!

Tamie said...

that was really funny....every mom that has gone through the potty-training state (as I am seriously praying and hoping to enter very soon...) can laugh with you.
hey, at least she was "polite" about needing to poo! ;-)

Leigh said...

So that is so funny!! Kids really do say the darnest things! =) And I am so impressed with your blog and you are so sweet to do so much for all these people that you only really know through blogging!! The coffee mug is so precious!! =) You are truly an inspiration to me to be better about blogging!!! =)

Leslie said...

rofl.... oh that was just too funny! At least she got the manners part right! lol~ You can work on the announcement to the store later. ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Rela Pantaleon-Manigsaca said...

Hi Melissa! Good to land on your blog again! Thanks for visiting me in TX yesterday.

Funny how kids translate what we try to teach them! Anyway, I hope all my blog-reading will help me prepare to raise kids someday!

Have a great day!

Carly Winborne said...

Adorable! And SO something that my little girl would say. All the way down to the "puh-lease" part. Priceless.

Becky Welch said...

How funny!!! That is priceless! Aren't you glad we have a place like this to record things like this moment!
Could you please email me (it is on my profile) I have a question to ask you or are you on facebook (you could message me)? Thanks.

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

LOLOLOL! Wish I could have been there!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Whew - I thought your Southern lady training was almost "in the can." Good thing she came through for you.

Oh, and I think I am Tammy in TN...just visiting NC for awhile, if by any chance it gets returned to sender marked on it. :)
The mug is BEAUTIFUL!!

Judy said...

How funny but how true! Taylor and Jackson announce to the world when they have to "potty". I even find myself telling my hubby I gotta potty when we go somewhere so I don't think we ever outgrow that language!

Judy

Judy said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I'm planning on going by SH&G this weekend to look for that illusive cake plate!

J

Nancy Hood said...

ha ha This has got to be jotted down in a baby book!!

leezee52 said...

Thanks so much for visiting me on my special day…I could hardly sleep the night before I was so excited!

Lee :)

Judy said...

Melissa - you are so sweet to offer the cake plate to borrow - I'd be afraid something would happen to it but I might take you up on your offer!

Taylor started taking ballet from "Ms. GiGi" in Wetumpka. I think she is Jerry Willis' daughter and she teaches school. Wouldn't it be funny if the girls take together? She is in the 4 year old class.

Shannon and her husband own Blue Ridge Mtn. Water and their business is here in Montgomery but they live off Jackson Rd. which turns off Redland Rd. SIL's dad owned Catfish Country which has unfortunately closed, mostly due to the economy now.

XOXO
Judy

MoziEsmé said...

She said the magic word! Can't refuse her that time . . .

Lane Boyz Mom said...

LOL Oh I think we've all been there, whether it be with girls OR boys, hahaha And most of us who overhear these very conversations have been there and feel for you;) LOL

CanCan said...

At least she didn't loudly enquire if YOU needed to go, too!

Julianne said...

Fret not, we've all been there. My son went through a stage in which he screamed, "I have to move my pee pee!" every time I tried to strap him into the car seat. I got some interesting looks in the grocery store parking lot!

Teryn said...

What a doll! Can't fault her for being polite. :)

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