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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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Parenting books I could have used this week

The Baffling Child, or, Why He Finds The Word "Butt" So Endlessly Amusing

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen And Stop Saying "Butt" Already

Children Who Talk About Butts And The Parents Who Live With Them

Seriously, It's Like "Butt" Is The Only Word He Knows

Butts, Butts, Butts!: Giving Up and Joining In

"Butts" Was Only The Beginning: Coping With His Endless Medley of Fart Noises

Reader Comments (40)

Ummm...we just reached the poop talk. Some of the things he says, YUCK! It takes all my will power to not acknowledge the poop talk, because if I do even more poop talk goes on. I think butt might be better. I don't know, but (HA!) I have a feeling I will find out soon.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
My kids enjoy Mad-Libs, I just wish they could come up with some words that do not contain some form of the butt, poo and fart. Oh and mutant weiner.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeyJoe
You didn't know my youngest niece at that age ... just be grateful Henry doesn't have a bagina.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdianne
We're right there with you. Our 5 year old loves "butt" and "poop" and is moving on to "peeeeenissss" He got his 2 yr. old sister to say "Wanna see my peeeenisss?" Charming.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermary
Haven't gotten to the butt stage yet but I was informed the other day that 'my breasts were like pillows.'

We do find farts funny though.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterManic Mommy
We got our kid to think phlebotomist is the bad, bad word.

The baffling thing is I swear like a sailor and yet 'poop' is her bad, bad word.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterozma
Has he started singing, "Baby Got Back" yet? When my nephews were little it was their favorite song to sing in public. To my brother-in-law's horror, of course.JulesHouse of Jules

December 17, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjules
Last night at dinner my daughter wouldn't eat her cauliflower. I told her that cauliflower makes you fart. She declared 'I LOVE cauliflower!' and ate two big helpings. I feel kind of clever.
December 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSheila
After being treated to a rousing version of The Butt Song (repeating butt, toot & poo over and over in a tuneful fashion, with the occasional willie & pee thrown in for good measure) in the car last week, I asked my four year old son why he found butts so funny.

"Because poo comes out of them.""But why is poo so funny?""Because it comes out of butts."

Ah, life with boys.
December 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda
At least "butt" is somewhat funny. "Poop" just doesn't do it for me. (I'm talking to you, almost-4-year-old niece.)
December 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdebl
A few months ago, it occurred to me that The Incredible Farting Penises would be an excellent book for boys around that age. You can read what happens in it here:
December 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterstupidmommy
Absolutely hilarious! Another blogger had a unique approach to this, tho his son is a bit older:

Ransom Note Typography
December 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJim
We've graduated from "butt" to "weiner."
December 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
We say that our daughters are only allowed to use those words in the bathroom. Sometimes my one daughter will just run in to the bathroom and scream "Poop, poop, pee, butts butts" and laugh like a hyena. It would be distressing if I had outgrown potty humor myself - which I haven't.
December 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie Drake
...My family held Christmas today and we discussed my older sister's travel and hiking adventure up a butte. Which gave me, the 22-year-old, reign of "butt" for the duration of the holiday. You seem irritated, so I hope Henry doesn't hold on to the fascination and joy as long as I have. :)
December 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain

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