Seriously, am I the only one who doesn’t find toilet humour funny? It definitely seems to be a boy thing. We watched The Inbetweeners 2 a few weeks ago, I was literally gagging and couldn’t watch with all the poo and wee in peoples faces, yes I really did say ‘in peoples faces’, gross right? Beardy was cracking up and I was covering my eyes, trying not to puke. Call me old fashioned but I just don’t get it.
From as soon as Bear could speak and understand, he found the words Poo and Wee funny, still does, and I’m sure will continue to do so for as long as he lives if Beardy is anything to go by. Same with body parts! Bottom, Bum, Willy, Boobs – all hilarious!
I try not to swear in front of the children so the other day when I stubbed my toe I screamed ‘AAAH…….’ hesitating, trying to think of something that would satisfy my urge to swear, and came out with ‘BUM!’….well, that was it, the kids couldn’t stop laughing, which then made me laugh, begrudgingly at first I might add, but I soon forgot about my sore toe.
I tell my kids not to say ‘Bum’, “bottom please!” but if they follow in my footsteps and use this instead of swearing (not yet obviously, they’re 4 and 6!) I really don’t think I can complain too much.
If I thought it would work, I would urge everyone when they’re upset and frustrated and they feel the need to swear to replace it with the word ‘Bum’ instead; it has to be said loudly by the way, shouted in fact, it might not work, it probably won’t, but there is a very small chance that it might make you smile instead of getting angry, one thing is for certain though; it will definitely make your kids laugh – apparently there is just something funny about it!