Monday, October 13, 2008


In a Starbucks restroom:

Payton: Mom, whats this hole in the floor called?

Becky: Its a drain.

Benjamin: What do you use a drain for?

Becky: If the toilet overflowed or if someone left the sink on, all the water would just flow into that and it wouldn't flood the rest of the store.

Both boys pause and look at each other then Benjamin pipes up.
Benjamin: Can we pee in it? (Payton shakes his head like, "This kid can read my mind.")

Becky: NEVER! Boys, that's terrible. I don't want to ever hear about you guys doing something like that. Why would you even think like that? (give a small speech on hygiene and filth)

As we walk out Payton says to Benjamin, "We'll try it out when we come back with dad."

Thankfully their father is more of the drive-thru type, but he has been warned. And...our boys will be receiving a parental escort to Starbucks bathrooms until they are voting age.


sj said...

Oh, Beck, they are priceless! Seriously, they stir so many memories of early days with S & A!!! Wish I could tell you I only had to have a conversatioin like that with them only once. Guys just...well we need continue this conversation when we are face to face! You know I love you!

Sam said...

its no big deal, its just like peeing in the shower, your aim just has to be better since you don't have the water chasing it down. So they tell me

Kendra said...

I loved "sj"'s comment . . .and had to giggle even harder at Sams . . .surely sweet Andy would never think of doing anything like that?!? he! Boys . ..

Holly said...

Too funny! I will think of that story next time I am in a StarBucks restroom!

daughteroftheking said...

So funny Becky! I have read this story to everyone in my family! Your kids crack me up and you tell the stories so well! We sure miss hanging out with you guys we need to get together soon.

erinlo said...

I am SOOO cracking up at this story because I have two boys who I think have a goal in life to pee in the most creative places they can find. Oh- I have some stories! But, this one is so priceless. I'm so glad you wrote it down. They will LOVE reading this when they are older! And the rest of us LOVE reading it now!

Mrshappy said...

Oh no Becky! Is this what I have to look forward to??? These boys are priceless!!!

Jennifer said...

Hilarious! We just found out we're having our second boy, and one of the first things I thought of was the stories on your blog of your two sweet boys. I pray my boys have such a strong, wonderful bond!
(and any advice you have, PLEASE send it my way! :) )

Summer said...

Oh my goodness. This one made me laugh out loud! Is that what my sweet baby boy is going to say when he starts talking? I can't wait for you to have a little girl running around in sparkly shoes and dress up clothes. Life will be so different. From the looks of those bows and cute little outfits, they already are! (Looking forward to seeing you at the West TX Girl's Conference!)

Lyndsey said...

Did your mother tell you that this became a big talking point when she & I were at Starbucks? I don't know that I have ever laughed so hard while waiting in line for the restroom.