As those of you who read Jen's blog know, Ben has had more than his fair share of "poo issues" in his short life. Jen happened upon what we think is a great solution to this in the form of organic aloe vera juice! Works like charm but the years of painful stools has a "Pavlov's dog" effect on Ben.
So we were on the way to view a Suzuki violin lesson last night (with a view of having Ben start) when he urgently informs us that he has to go! Well, being the pro-active Gramma I think I am, I had bought a portable potty for my "Gramma Car". We stop in the back of a store parking lot, set up the little "porta-potty" and set Ben upon the tiny throne. He keeps saying, "It hurts! It hurts!!" We are all giving him encouragement, telling him how it will soon be over, it won't be too bad, etc. when, exasperated, he finally raises his voice and says, "The POO doesn't hurt! The POTTY hurts!!"
I guess we should listen better. Gramma will replace the potty today.