2010年4月12日月曜日

oops

Still in trial lesson madness at the moment. Lots of new faces and new names in my classes. Trying to be that extra bit sparkly and bright. Explaining my teaching philosophy to mums after class while trying to stop their precious darlings cannonballing off the sofa. (What is it with Japanese kids and sofas? Seriously, you'd think they were jumping castles the way the kids go on.) Anyway, exciting times at work.

Today's 2 year old class had two trial students. Both trial student's mothers had babies less than a year old with them. The babies were fine and the kids were great so class went well. After class one of the mothers was changing her baby (among the kids jumping on the sofa- as you do.) and her 2 yo said he needed to wee. She was in the middle of things so I offered to take him (thinking he'd probably refuse as we'd met for the first time an hour ago) but what do you know, he grabbed my hand and off we went. (It's that sparkly personality I tell ya) As we went through to the loo I heard the mother asking my boss if it was ok and my boss reassuring her I have two kids and not to worry.

Get to the loo and realise this is a boy child.

Hmmmm, they have dangly bits I've never potty trained....

Vaguely remember my friend H's little boy sat down to pee when he was learning and asked my little friend if he could sit down and pee.

"yup."

Ok. phew.

Got him on the loo and all was going well. Bit worried about the angle of the dangle but stream is heading south so no problem.

Standing there waiting and thinking how fascinatingly complicated this little boy toilet business is.

He did his thing and I handed him some TP and helped him off the loo.

Oh no.

His pants are saturated.

Really soaked.

All down the back.

How?? We made it on time and I checked he was peeing into the toilet...?

There is a huge puddle on the floor. Seriously huge. This kid has an incredible bladder. Could pee for Japan. Bit of investigative work and I figured out our problem. Poor kid had peed a lake through the gap between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl. It had then soaked through his pants and settled on the floor.

He was saturated.

I was mortified.

I had to go back to his mum and explain. And apologise. And she didn't have a change of clothes for him so he had to go home wet. And I had to clean the toilet floor. And did I mention he was a trial lesson kid?

Oops.

9 件のコメント:

jojoebi さんのコメント...

LOL thank for that! I have had a few of those type of incidents, he even managed to pee through the seat gap and onto my foot the one time ewwwww!

anchan さんのコメント...

hahahahahahaha! Sorry :-)

bastish さんのコメント...

Aww, c'mon! Its not your fault. I still do that once a month at least! Its what us boys do!

Xana さんのコメント...

Oh my! At spring school I had some 4 year old boys. I only have one boy amongst my 16 regular students (!!) and he has always been very neat. And I have two daughters. What a shock! I had forgotten how much toilet cleaning work little boys create. But I'm sure the mom thought nothing of it, I mean, she has a son, right?

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

LOL! Shou has just figured out how to wee standing up without talking all his pants, trousers and socks off - like he was doing. He is so excited about being able to wee like daddy that he forgets to aim. And, well. lets just say am going through a ton of those toilet wipes this week :) Thank god for little girls.

Lisa さんのコメント...

Hahaha!!

Kim さんのコメント...

I had the exact same thing happen with my nephew years ago. He said, "Auntie Kim, I'm going potty in my panties." Between the seat and potty! ARGH! So much for auntie points that day!

Katrina さんのコメント...

LOL! THats hilarious! I am still new at dealing with boys and potty training. It can be so messy!
I worked out if you sit them backward facing the lid, ya cant go wrong..the stream has plenty of space to go..but to get that spread legged you have to strip them naked from the waist down..ehehe.

thefukases さんのコメント...

Thank you for all the empathy, support and advice. I think I am well-armed for any further boy toiletting adventures. Still haven't heard whether my little friend is joining the class or shopping around for a male teacher, or at the least a mother of boys!