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Directional Whizzing

Moved Fussypants into pull-ups awhile ago as a step towards the potty-training process but pull-ups are not as absorbent as a diaper. That’s really the point, actually. Kids wearing pull-ups are suppose to feel themselves urinate so they want to go on the potty. But sometimes not as absorbent kinda sucks.

Case in point: get to school this morn & since mommy only has to work a 1/2 day due to the pending holiday, trying to get to work at a decent hour but as soon as I opened the car door to retrieve Fussypants from his mommybuggy throne aka car seat, he tells me he peed. Ok, that happens, you are wearing a pull-up, no biggie.

Wrong. He actually peed out of the pull-up, down his leg and all over his chinos.
And was not happy about having peed his pants. This is where my slight OCD and yoga knowledge comes in handy. I start counting and talking deep breaths and feel calm overcome me. Patience is, in fact, a virtue.

Fussypants insists on being carried because when he walks he feels the pee so I’ve got him in a modified wrestling hold with the pee leg sticking out so I don’t get wet. Thankfully had an extra pair of play clothes sweatpants in his room basket, so we got him cleaned up and changed. But instead of looking dapper in his tee and chinos for today’s school Thanksgiving Feast, he is sporting the hip hop devil may care slacker look. He’s got the charisma to pull it off but still…

But what never ceases to amaze me is how often I get the ding ding angle wrong in the diaper. This isn’t the first time he’s had an issue with directional whizzing. Not being a boy myself and my knowledge base of the male appendage being more the adult pleasure zone than the potty zone, I guess it’s partially my fault for not making sure the ding ding is properly positioned in the pull-up or diaper. Problem is, I’m not sure what that proper position should be. If Fussypants doesn’t yell at me that it’s crooked when I get him dressed, then I just assume it’s packaged away correctly. But when he pees down his leg, apparently not.

Good times, good times.



  1. "…my knowledge base of the male appendage being more the adult pleasure zone than the potty zone…"


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