Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Poo Poo to the crotchety crocheter...

Thank-you oh Em the Brown Owl prefect and guru of all that is good about the granny.


While I'm still not sold on the granny square, I have taken all you have taught me and put it to use.


Not only that, but in doing these projects I have soothed my soul AND made an amazing discovery. I.e. A crochety disposition (usually caused by having a loud 'poo joke' shouted at me by the preschooler for the 50th time in the day - oh the joys of peer socialisation...) appears to be inversely proportional to the number of crochet rows (or rounds) accomplished.

Perhaps the symbolic logic lovers among us might like to see it presented as:


:( = 1/dc rows

Or put simply - the more I crochet the better I am at ignoring these things that by the end of the day are starting to really irritate me (and that's the nice way of saying it).


May I also say in my defense, that it is not the 'poo' subject matter per se that is really getting my goat at the moment. I must admit I'm not adverse to a bit of toilet humour at times. But hearing "hey, why don't you try some poo" followed by hysterical laughter and then repeated over and over throughout the day is just starting to wear really thin. He has even got his little sister in on the act, so their conversations go like this:

Lee: "I love you Kate"
Kate: "I love you Poo"

Collapse on the ground laughing. And repeat. Over. And over. And over. It's getting ridiculous. To the point that I have made a new house rule today. Every time the word 'poo' is used in a context unrelating to any actual need to do one, the 'poo sayer' will be made to go and sit on the toilet for a 'think about it'. Yep, we are no longer doing the 'time out corner'. We now have the 'time out toilet'. Which is funny really, because there are certain other members of the family who have been using this toilet as a 'time out' facility for quite some time....hmmmm...


So anyway, it's wonky - there's mistakes. Nothing is turning out exactly like it's supposed to...


But hey, it's cheaper than therapy :P

28 comments:

potty mouth mama said...

You make me laugh - so hard. You're household sounds fun! And I know a certain someone that uses the toilet as a 'time out' facility too. HMPH!

Love your crocheting, well done!

Wicked Child Designs said...

wow, I think I'd be on your toilet for quite a bit with that rule. lol

ps. love the hat, very cute.

PaisleyJade said...

I think they look great!!

Jade said...

i can actually 'hear' these two doing that joke...! he he (funny when you only have to hear them once or twice a day!).

and i love the beanie. you've almost inspired me to crochet one. almost...

twinklestarart said...

I think similar members of my family use the toilet as a 'time out' or 'secret hiding spot for a few minutes of peace' facility too. We have one of those 'poo sayers' in our house as well. Wow! it's like reading about my life, oh except for the crochet bit, I'm not as brave as you ;)

Love your beanie, looks snug for winter.

Amanda xo

Hot Fudge said...

Stop it - I nearly fell off my seat laughing. And now I have to go to bed so that we can catch that early flight to Sydney where the two year-old Tummy Flasher is awaiting us.

Em said...

Great post Bec,
the projects look AWESOME, loving the great face washer and the beanie, you are doing so well - I must confess it wasnt my teaching, you already had the crocheting in your heart :-)
xEm

edward and lilly said...

So so funny. I know people who have never grown out of poo jokes!

Your crochet stitches are really neat, not wonky at all.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

:) Love the post!

Love your crochet too, it's coming along so well, I can't say the same for mine... I'm umming and ahhing about whether I'll be crochet at the next Brown Owls or bring something along to make for the bub. Hope to see you there.

Jetta's Nest said...

Oh Bec it's so good to know that my household is no different from so many others :) Thanks for giving me a great laugh!

Good on you for getting all that crocheting done too!

Jo said...

Hi Bec,
You are doing great with your crochet -I've started crocheting again this year and I think it is great therapy too - absolutely required in a house full of little people!

Car said...

LOVE IT BEC!!! :)

Best post I've read all week! Love the idea of a time out loo, might have to store that in the memory bank for when we get to that stage (unfortunately if I did this now, some little person may just fall in the loo :o )

Your crochet looks - fantabulous! Good work!

Cass said...

Bec that post cracked me up. I love your crocheting too.

Cindy said...

Ah ha - I think you may be onto something here. I get knock knock - who is there - poo poo. Yeah not so witty!
Hooray for the crochet though.

one little acorn said...

"the poo sayer" Oh you're so funny. I love your crochet by the way. Very cute.

Chrisy said...

I chuckled my way through your post...oh so true about those poo jokes...and your mathematic equation...very clever! Think you need to keep crocheting...by the time the kids leave home I can imagine your home spilling over with squillions of ungranny type creations!

Ali said...

hee hee! 'time-out' toilet!! Your post hits rather close to home with all those hilariously repetitive poo jokes! Thanks for the chuckles Bec! x

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Congratulations! You are the winner of the pink 'Love' brooch on my Mother's Day giveaway! Just send your details to me at sophieisobeldesigns@hotmail.com and I will pop it in the mail for you! Have a lovely day!

Sophie x

Sandrine said...

HI Bec, Oh... aren't you a lucky girl...a pink love brooch! I am jaleaous now...But I can see that an old "poo" story make us still lough a lot...must be the inner child in us:)

Linda said...

very funny post Bec! and I am very jealous of your crocheting ability!! I remember the poo type jokes and it's funny looking back on it...really, they are just trying to push all the right buttons!!!!

Violet Crafts said...

I love the crocheted hat!

REread said...

poo is funny though ... had a dinner party with several 'grown ups' a few nights ago and 'poo', 'farts' and 'embarrassing sex' were the hot topics of the night. The budget and the GEC were touched on briefly before venturing back to the 'car and the fart' tale which, I tell you, was a cracker.

ellie said...

Oh - I too am feeling *irritated* (that's the nice way of putting it) by all the poo-poo jokes around here. I might try your technique, though I'm sure they'd all stand around laughing some more.

I'll be at Brown Owls tomorrow, hoping to learn some crochet, that might be a good alternative to therapy. Though I may have to go on a long holiday, on my own (which is becoming more and more necessary)!

Talk soon, E xx

Paula Weston said...

The time-out toilet - I love it. In fact, I think I'm going to suggest we introduce it at work. I know some Councillors who may spend a lot of time in there....

Great post by the way, and very nice crochet work!

xx

Helen said...

Hmm did the poo out way the crochet in this post or did they simply compliment each other - the former me thinks? Thanks for showing the diversity of crocheting.

xh

Sharon said...

Think positive, at least the small people have bonded over something!!
(The crochet looks good!)

Trish Goodfield said...

Hey your squares look just fine to me. I'm also a believer in steam. It can straighten out the wonkiest of crocheting, knitting and braiding. Mind your fingers if holding over a steam kettle. Don't ask me how I know this.

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