It seems that Davis has developed a case of Tourette's recently. At random, the word "poopie" just comes flying from his mouth. It can be random, in a sing-songy way, or directed at someone, as in, "you are a poopie head."
I have tried in vain to ignore this lovely 3 year old behavior. I kept thinking if I just ignored it long enough, it would go away. It seemed like an attention-getting ploy. And it is. Ava, who has never been all that into bathroom talk herself, finds her brother hysterical when the potty talk starts, and laughs uncontrollably at his antics. Of course, that only serves to delight Davis, so the words keep coming.
Yesterday, we were in the bathroom at the pool, and he started singing, "Poopie, poopie, bathroom talk! Bathroom talk!" Clearly, he knows what he is doing. In fact, at one point yesterday, he started to call me a poopie head, but stopped himself mid-sentence. I guess I have to consider this progress. But it's pretty embarrassing when your kid is saying these words around total strangers.
It's hopeless. I decided yesterday that ignoring this wasn't going to help anything. I surveyed a few friends who also have young boys, and it sounds like this is just what they do. I'm not really okay with that, though. So, I'm trying to come up with an appropriate consequence for using potty words. Maybe drinking a glass of water from the toilet? Too extreme? Probably.
If you have ideas that have worked, please share. It's driving me batty to hear this kind of talk 12+ hours a day.