Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Doing the Poddy Dance

Today at lunch time, someone was discretely doing the
poddy dance.

Ya' know, that little side to side motion done while sitting on a chair?
As if jiggling the bladder will magically make all the stuff go away.

The sitting motions aren't as obvious as the standing motions.
That can be ridiculously embarrassing,
especially if they add their hands to the leg jiggling,
leg-crossing motion.
If they bend over, you know the dance is over.

All moms know the
poddy dance.

The little dance that tells you someone  has to go to the bathroom,
but won't take the time to go.

It's an irritating motion ignored
only until the annoyance builds up into vocality.

Something has to be said before there are puddles.

The music has to be stopped for the
poddy dance.

Finally, Rebekah looked at me and said with laughing exasperation,

"Mom, just go to the bathroom."


I guess she recognizes her old tricks.

The poddy dance works so well,
it's no wonder kids use it.

I don't think I'm the only Mom who thinks she's too busy to go poddy.

A friend once confessed she held it so often during the day,
she actually started getting bladder infections.
After prescribing cranberry juice, the doctor sternly told her to slow down
and take time to go to the bathroom!

We spend hours training the little ones to use the bathroom,
but never seem to make time to actually go ourselves.

Today, when I finally went in to go poddy,
yes I know TMI,
I thought of a solution.

When poddy-training our kids, I always used candy as an incentive.
I would keep Smarties or M&M's in the bathroom,
 sealed in a container and hidden behind the towels.

So, for all you Mommies who need to be poddy-trained,
like me,
so you can stop getting bladder infections and doing the
poddy dance,
keep candy in the bathroom.

It worked for the kids, it should work for us.


  1. Haha! This cracks me up =0]

  2. I love this! Stash a few of my mini eggs from Easter in there and I would be set. Thanks for your comments on my blog yesterday. I noticed I have left it sitting a bit long. I need to get my buns on there and update. Glad I found your little blog space.

  3. That is so funny...I do it all the time when I am teaching school, I think if I can just finish then I will go!

  4. That just made me snort/laugh. Thanks for the smile today.

  5. Love it!!! I'm sure we can all relate to this! Thanks for your suggestions!

  6. Mindy,
    This is too funny. I laughed to tears.


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