Monday, October 21, 2013

Toilet Training as an Adult?

When did it become socially acceptable to use the word "pee" so much?    I am so shocked to hear adults in meetings, at the doctor, at dinner, say things, like, "I gotta go pee."  Sorry, but I think that sounds so gross.


As one of three girls, we were taught less abrasive, more ladylike words for using the restroom.  Acceptable ways to express that you had to go:

I have to go potty
I have to use the restroom/bathroom
Please excuse me
I will be right back

Never:
Pee
Wiz
Piss (you may as well take the Lord's name in vain)

Urinate was debatable

Were we just so Brady Bunch or did you have this conversation as kids too? What are you teaching your kids?



3 comments:

Wrestling Kitties said...

HAHAHA! Love this.

It is funny, because since having a kid I feel I may talk more about pee and say it more and have caught myself on occasion saying "I have to pee" accidentally but only to family, not at work. But I will hear myself say pee and I am like ew....you are 33, not 5!!!

I say, I have to use the restroom. That is my preferred terminology :-)

We use the word potty for Henry, though he can only say pee and poop (teehee) and so he is always saying pee and poop (teehee). So even if we say "do you have to potty" his reply is "i pee" :-)

But could you even imagine just getting up and saying "I have to pee"....hahahaha! Gross. (I sort of want to do that now all day just to see what people say and do!)

I also don't think I have typed the word pee so much. Pee, Pee, Pee. ew ;-)

(The word poop is funny and makes me laugh like an 10 year old boy)

Ky | TwoPretzels said...

This is ANOTHER fun post. I agree. I don't want to hear that you have to "pee". Unless we've both had a few drinks, in which case, I relate.

In our house we're TRYING to get the girls to say, "potty" but for the most important we'll take what we can get at this point.

In our house, we just said we had to use the bathroom. We didn't indicate that we had to do #1 or #2. Seems like a bit too much info.

Jim Dandar said...

And then we learned the phrase "loddy doddy, I have to go potty!" from Joe next door. To this day I just say "loddy doddy" and Angel knows what I mean. Thanks Joe!