Comments: How Not to Train Your Son to Put on Underwear

Oh man.... we haven't gotten there yet. I'm sure we will. I spent my whole vaca with my son observing as I peed out my "no penis." Yeah.

Posted by Marie at July 31, 2007 07:42 AM

Oh lordy... I got nuthin'. Have you asked Bou?

Posted by Richmond at July 31, 2007 09:31 AM

Tell him something will come along and bite it off! That is what got mine to stop doing it . . . but I am morbid that way. Oh, and we told him just to make sure the "tag is in the back"

Posted by oddybobo at July 31, 2007 10:28 AM

Tee hee hee! I gave up with trying to teach the spawn how to use the penis hole while peeing. Elderspawn did the same thing yours do. Now, my kids just whip their pants down, undies and all. I figure as long as they don't hit them it's all
good :)

Posted by Maranda Rites at July 31, 2007 02:51 PM

As long as there's a hole, a penis will find its way :-)

Posted by Harvey at July 31, 2007 04:50 PM

just tell them that "big boys don't show their mommies their pe-nis like that" or some such... I am sure that you have some lovely way of telling your boy that...

I really can't tell you how my parents got me to not do that either, I think that I just watched my father and emulated him NOT SHOWING my mother his, in our presence...

Posted by GMT at July 31, 2007 07:53 PM

Sew all the holes shut! Heh heh heh!!!

Honestly, the way my boys knew was the picture went on the butt. Seriously. They had Sponge Bob, Bob the Builder, Elmo, Hulk underwear and the pictures go on the buns. I never showed them the hole...

But I think with time the novelty will go away. I really do.

Posted by Bou at July 31, 2007 08:17 PM

Bou-I, too, tried explaining to my boys that the picture went on the butt. They came back with "But, then I can't see it." So until they were old enough to care, they wore them backwards. It didn't seem like a battle worth fighting. I wasn't the one uncomfortable. And I was just really glad when they would wear underwear. I had a very difficult time keeping them in anything at all when we were home.

Posted by sticks at August 1, 2007 04:10 AM

I tried the 'tag to the back' but he was putting them on backwards. He would look for the tag and then try to put them on... he would not turn the underwear around. Hence the 'new' tactic. I am trying really hard not to react, other than to say "You only do that when you pee". But it is so darn funny. I am sure it will get old soon. Ohhh.. Maranda... he pulls his underwear down to pee... the little turkey.

I love the bite it off and the sew it shut... and I guess I should be happy that at least he wears underwear. Though I noticed Tater is started to run around without his. Sigh. Males.

Posted by vw bug at August 1, 2007 05:53 AM

What? You're not supposed to be sticking out all the time? Hold on, I gotta run to the bathroom...

Posted by Ogre at August 1, 2007 10:50 AM