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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Potty Training …

I’ve seen a lot of “special condition notations” on lesson plans dealing with kid's individual problems:

  • No running at P.E. for Darrin - Asthma.
  • Please let Anna leave to use the restroom without asking – Weak bladder condition.
  • Special handling techniques and who to call when the kid with ADD, ADHD, WAS or some other XYZ acronymial condition requiring special services or handlers are needed.

But Monday’s 5th grade lesson plan special notation for student “R” was a first:

“ R. – If he smells like he had an accident, send him to the office to call for clean clothes.”

Now my job includes potty training for an 11yr old?!!

At the first hint of classroom flatulence, cheese cutting, fart, gas passing, tooting, pooting, air biscuits or other gas polluting the ozone odor am I supposed to assume it’s R? Then do I then have to ask him if he was the guilty party and needs to leave the room?

Even if the kid does have some control problems, shouldn’t HE know when he poops his pants and decide on his own to go get cleaned up?

If this has been an ongoing (no pun intended) problem, wouldn’t you expect his parents to invest in something like the NASA urine and fecal containment system, good for 15 hours or 900 miles whichever comes first?

I already did the potty training bit for my own kids and still do, on occasion, sniff butt to change my 2yr old granddaughters.

Enough’s, enough already!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My cousin's little boy was born with a condition that made it hard for him to know when he had to go to the bathroom (number two). His potty training was hell for her. He is on some kind of medication for it and has had two operations and will need more in the future. It's very possible that this boy has a similar condition. (Can't remember the medical term for it.)

However, in this day and age, it's highly possible that he was never properly potty-trained. If so, I fear for his future significant other. Maybe he can make depends the "in" thing in high school.