Monday, May 4, 2009

Aidan Got in Trouble


I know. I haven't blogged in a long time. It's been a difficult couple of weeks. So, please keep us in your prayers. In addition to that, I have been making my way through a tally of about 70 orders at it's peak. Phew. I'm tired. With everything that has been going on, I just haven't had time nor energy for blogging. However, I had to share with you how Aidan got in trouble today.

I was in the car pool lane picking up Aidan, when his teacher said to me in a very serious voice, "Aidan has been calling his friends inappropriate names today."

"Really?" I replied, concerned.

"Yes," she said, again quite serious. "I don't know where he is getting this language."

"You're kidding," I replied, my heart sinking. "What did he say?"

"Well, he's calling his friends..." then she leaned in so she could whispering it, "he's calling them... stinky poo poo."

"Oh, dear," I replied with feigned concern while inside--I was having a little chuckle.

I told her that we would discuss it with Aidan, and we will. But I don't know... while I don't want him to say it and certainly don't encourage it, I just don't find it that offensive. Maybe it's because I have 3 younger brothers, or maybe it's because Aidan laughs this contagious laugh when he says it. Honestly, I snicker a little when Aidan says that he is "big poop" and Mia is "little poop." I guess I'll have to work on that. My boy. *sigh*

Anyway, here are a few random pictures. Aidan at the butterfly museum.....

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"For I am bound with fleshly bands,
Joy, beauty, lie beyond my scope;
I strain my heart,
I stretch my hands,
And catch at hope."

-Christina Rossetti


Jenny Plumb said...

At the moment, Ainsley thinks the funniest phrase in the world is "stinky doo doo". I don't know where she picked it up, but I haven't been able to break it. I just know she's going to say it at play group or church. And....I secretly think it kinda of funny myself when she says it in a low voice with "fishy" lips. Hahaha! Kids.

ClothesMinded said...

Happy to see you're back!!

Hana said...

Missed ya girl! Know that I'm still praying for you!

Jewllori by Lori said...

That's me breathing in a sigh of relief. You're back!

Oh dear...stinky poo poo?? THAT, to me, is hilarious! hahah!! I'd tell that teacher to be worried about other things, than a little boy saying stinky poo poo. LOL!!

Praying for you.

Andrea Hallett said...

Potty talk is all the rage around here! Has that teacher ever been around boys before?????? It sounds like her sense of humor is a little poopy. Stinky poopy. Big old doo doo poops a lot!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! See, it's still funny even when you're 36. Or maybe that's just me.

Tamar said...

My oldest son's first "cuss" word was "stink". He was like 3 and he would wait until he was really mad and then let it rip. And of course, everyone else thought it was hilarious.

Oh, yeah. And my husband's actual nickname for our 2nd son is "Turd".

You could let him know that it's a "special" phrase that you only use in your house or something, but not at school. And then you simply just let that "stinky poo poo" incidence roll right off your back.

P.S. I'll be praying for you.

P.P.S. I was very excited to see a post from you! You're gone from Etsy, gone from Blogger....what are the people who LOVE your designs and blogging supposed to do???? ;)

sarasophia said...

Poor Jessica.

Mommy stress is the worst...especially when you are being notified by a teacher that your child has had an "altercation":P

My three year old just got in trouble for telling his Sunday School teacher he was going to "eat her up" like in the book Where The Wild Things Are.


Some people need to take a chill pill.

<3 sarasophia

and p.s. I missed you!

Sweet Mommy Dreams said...

I love those shoes. When your store reopens I would love to buy those.

Tamara said...

Stinky-poo-poo and stinky bottom and poo-poo head are the popular names at our house. I think it's normal for preschoolers to use that language. Keep smiling about it on the inside.

Michele said...

Oh, my..."stinky poo-poo"...

Yeah, where on earth did he learn THAT kind of language? Um, probably from ALL the other kids who say that kind of thing ALL the mine!

Ariana said...

How hilarious! I have talked to teachers before and they were REALLY serious about something and I am cracking up inside. My 3 year old's favorite right now is BOOTY! He says knock knock jokes and then he says BOOTY! or say "hey dad, BOOTY!" and cracks up. So the other day, I went to pick him up and his teacher said, Adam was telling us knock knock jokes today. I was like uh oh. Thankfully, it wasn't the BOOTY joke:) Missed you!

abu 'n um tulip said...

My 3 year old says 'stinky boy' all the time, although sometimes it comes out 'sneaky boy' instead. I think it's mostly b/c potty training #2 is taking a while and he often is a 'stinky boy'. Has this woman been teaching long? Little boys are little boys. I'm surprised you were able to contain your laughter when she expressed her concern. Hilarious.

Michele said...

I am just cracking up at the things y'all are saying! Truly, boys are boys.

Jessica Haley said...


You all are the best! I love your stories and I missed you! It's so nice to be back!

So, I have to say that I sat down at least three times to type out a reply and each time I got up because one of my kiddos was sick, and I mean really, violently sick. I have never had one of my children throw up in a restaurant--until last night. I'm so glad it was Applebee's and not one of my favs, as it was a mortifying experience. Aidan was on my lap when it happened, so I ended up leaving looking like I got caught in the rain. Yeah... it was that bad. But let me say, it was a walk in the park compared to the car ride home. Sorry, am I making you nauseated yet?

Anyway, I'm truckin' along, still trying to keep my head above water. And, Andrea, you are so right, it is still funny, even at thirty. Thank everyone for making me smile!

Sweet Mommy Dreams, if you made it past all the extra info above, I will offer the shoes soon. Also, for those reading, I have a couple one-of-a-kind items that I will be selling off on my blog soon. Anyway, off to work... :)

Jessica Haley said...

Oh, one more thing, thank you, so much for those praying. I will share what is going on at some point. Good things are in the works, though, well... it had to get worse before it got better. I'm praying for an up-swing ;)

Jessica Haley said...

One more thought, {it's sort of sad that it's my 3rd comment on my own blog...}

Anyway, I think the pooh pooh {or is it "poo poo"??} story is funny to me because it's so... normal. In the fall, Aidan was basically mute for the first few months of school: not socializing, keeping to himself, and saying very little. Calling a friend stinky poo... well, it's just what little boys do {in my mind.} Aidan seems like one of the boys. In light of all the autism stuff, that makes me happy. :)

tasha said...

that is awesome!
that is like the teacher asking me to teach ashton that his private was called something OTHER than penis.. because she didnt want to upset other parents..
ummm.. no thanks. it is what it is.. im not giving it a silly name like his button or something. LOL

missed ya.
hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back, especially with such great story. It is the sharing of your life we all enjoy so much, thank you. You grew up hearing our "Applebees" stories and now you are building your own repertoire. They will be priceless jewels in the days to come.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica, I am so sorry about the kiddos. One of mine just started doing the same thing. Sometimes, I feel that those stomach bugs are only in Texas...speaking of bugs, the icing on the cake, the mosquitos are starting to come out!

Tasha, I agree. The boy's should call it as it is. My mother-in-law hated that. I have a 1 year old girl. Does the same rule apply or do you nickname for girls???


tasha said...

ariana, i have always called it what it is for the girls too.. reason being..
my gma babysat a girl.. and she told my gma that her grandfather touched her muffin.. not understanding that muffin was a nickname for her private area. i never wanted any miscommunication if something happened to my child.. so she grew up knwing it was a vagina.. however.. now that they are older.. we refer to it as private now that they know the correct name.

ariana said...

Thank you Tasha. Very good point. I never thought of that.

littlelovelys said...

That is just too funny and cute at the same time! Teacher needs to lighten up a bit.My little girl is only 11 months. I look forward to each day and what she does next. We have so much to be thankful for! Mia and Aidan are absolutely beautiful!
Good to see you back! I love your blog!

Jessica Haley said...

Thanks, Little Lovelies. :)

As for the nick names, I must admit, I always thought I would use proper names for body parts, but... Well, in my family we call little boy parts a "diddle." When one of my brothers was a toddler, he came out of the bathroom naked, and my dad said, "Hey, there, I can see your hey diddle, diddle." {Like the nursery rhyme.} Anyway, it stuck, and we definitely teach him proper names, too, but Aidan tends to prefer diddle. It has it's advantages, though. I guess if he was talking too loudly in public {as he tends to do}, I'd prefer diddle over penis any day of the week and twice on Sunday. :)

Tasha, we should catch up over lunch or atleast email... :)


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