Alice’s Restaurant

March 6, 2007

What You Get When You Ask One Too Many Times

Filed under: From the Mail Bag — aliceaudrey @ 12:57 am

This never actually happened to me, but boy it sure could have. 


 *Have you ever asked your child a question too many times? My three-year-old son had a lot of problems with potty training and I was on him constantly. One day we stopped at Taco Bell for a quick lunch in between errands. It was very busy, with a full dining room. While enjoying my taco, I smelled something funny, so of course I checked my seven-month-old daughter, and she was clean. Then I realized that Danny had not asked to go potty in a while, so I asked him if he needed to go, and he said, “No.” I kept thinking, “Oh Lord, that child has had an accident, and I don’t have any clothes with me.” Then I said, “Danny, are you SURE you didn’t have an accident?” “No,” he replied. I just KNEW that he must have had an accident, because the smell was getting worse. Soooooo, I asked one more time, “Danny, did you have an accident?” This time he jumped up, yanked down his pants, bent over and spread his cheeks and yelled.
“SEE MOM, IT’S JUST FARTS!!” While 30 people nearly choked to death on their tacos laughing, he calmly pulled up his pants and sat down. An older couple made me feel better by thanking me for the best laugh they’d ever had! 


  1. Oh that is just toooooo funny. Thanks for the first laugh I’ve had this morning.

    Comment by Bev — March 6, 2007 @ 9:15 am

  2. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

    The most memorable conversation I had with my daughter when she was 4 yo was the “boys have penises and girls have baginas” in the produce section of our local grocery store.

    Comment by Pam Skochinski — March 6, 2007 @ 10:28 am

  3. Oh, we are in potty training limbo with my daughter. I’m sure that will be mre soon.

    Comment by TessaD — March 6, 2007 @ 10:30 am

  4. Too funny, Alice. Kids really will say anything that comes to mind, won’t they?

    Comment by Kelly — March 6, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

  5. Pam, I think I did exactly the same conversation with my son in a grocery store at about the same age.

    Glad you all liked this one. I thought it was a hoot.


    Comment by aliceaudrey — March 7, 2007 @ 10:02 am

  6. LMAO! That sounds like something my little nephew would say and do! Thanks for the chuckle 🙂

    Comment by Cynthia Falcon — March 7, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

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