Why are kids so obsessed with poo poo?
For Jayden’s 2nd birthday, we received as a gift, the children’s book “Everyone Poops” by Taro Gomi. The book explains in a charmingly cute way how all living things in nature eat, and therefore, they all need to poop in their own unique ways!
The boys absolutely love this book and find the drawings of the different shapes and sizes of various animals’ poo poo hilarious! Is it just a boy thing?
The boys now integrate the words “poo poo” or “caca” (the French/Italian equivalent) in their daily lives – from replacing children song lyrics with these words, to making farting sounds to creating a whole new set of vocabulary in the English language.
The boys get themselves into hysterical fits of laughter when singing “If you’re happy and you know it make poo poo! (clap clap)” or “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, once I caught a poo poo alive!” or coining words like “Cacalicious!” or “Poopoobum”. Pretty much any English word or children’s song can infuse “poo poo” or “caca” into it.
Last night, after bath time, Jayden kept saying the words “Better caca!! Better caca”. He was very proud that he of 2.5 years can coin these words together.
Curious, I asked: “Jayden, what does “Better caca” mean?”
He smiled back with his cheeky sweet expression and announced: “Better caca means the best mommy and daddy in the whole wide world!!!”
A bit stunned…….Completely speechless……
If someone told me 5 years ago that being associated with “shit” can also be the sweetest thing and make me feel warm and fuzzy, I would not have believed them!!! Now I live in that reality!