Wordful Wednesday-toilet edition

*Wordful Wednesday is for those of us that like to showcase a photo(s) but that just can’t seem keep our mouths shut about it(them). If you’d like to play along, post a photo on your blog, and let the words roll. Feel free to “capture” my 7 Clown Circus button on the left to link back to me, and be sure to add yourself to Mr. Linky. Thanks for playing along!

Some people absolutely-under-no-circumstances allow their children “play” that is not “appropriate” to their gender. Like girls playing with matchbox cars, or boys playing dress up.

I’m not one of them. I allow my boys to play with their sisters dolls. When an extra princess is needed for their fairy tale castle, I don’t hesitate to call in help if the “help” is willing. Sometimes the help isn’t. And that’s OK, too.

My girls play in the dirt with their brothers..and you know what? Everyone is happy. I LOVE to see my children all play together.

The other day I almost died. Seriously haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

I present to you, proof that dresses are cumbersome.

I would tell you who this is, but I’m thinking that when he’s older, if he doesn’t appreciate this picture going public (which I know he won’t), he will at least appreciate that I didn’t rat out exactly who it is. 🙂

*Apologies in advance for not making it around to see your Wordful’s in a timely manner. Exciting stuff going on around here that will keep me away from the computer for a few days.


  1. 1

    Jocasta says

    Oh my!

    I just about fell off my seat!!!!

    Funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time – they might be cross at you for publishing this but at least from my end so so worth it!

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    Elaine A. says

    OMG, I am SO glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I saw that picture. It surely would’ve come out my nose!

    But you know, shimmery blue is kinda his color.

    Thanks for hosting as usual Angie! Can’t wait to hear about the exciting stuff!

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    Simply AnonyMom says

    WONDERFUL pic! I have pics like that of my boy too. At least you have many sons so it is a mystery. i have only one, so if I posted it everyone would know!

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    jenn says

    Oh that is hilarious! I love it. My sister and I used to play GI Joes and we also used to dress our brother up as a princess.

    Interestingly, my picture this week is of Shiloh playing with cars. Of course, I don’t find it that weird, but my friend freaks out if her son picks up my daughter’s doll. Seriously. Freaks out!

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    Tiaras & Tantrums says

    LOVE this!! My son used to want to dress up in my daughter’s princess shoes and wands and tiaras – I was so for it – whatever – I could have cared less. MY hubs freaked out!!! He made my son so terrified to even go near that stuff – I was so ticked off at hubs for awhile after that.

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    Scott & Natalie says

    I have yet to find any of my boys wearing girly clothing! Thank goodness!
    That is SO cute!

    Maybe one day…they’ll have a little sister and they won’t be able to resist!

    Hey, atleast it was BLUE..right??

  7. 10

    Live.Love.Eat says

    I wish I was the owner of a picture so priceless. I think it’s cool that you’re not uptight on the gender/play thing. Hope you let us in on the exciting stuff sometime!!!!

  8. 11

    ChefDruck says

    That is too funny. The look of pure bliss on his face. The blue of the dress against the yellow of the pee. Hilarious.

  9. 12

    Are You Serious! says

    ♥ That cracks me up!!! Lane plays with dolls too. He was carring around a purse today but I wouldn't let him take it into the dr's office! 🙂

  10. 13

    Bonnie the Boss says

    Now I am dying to know what is up! You know you just said that to torment us.
    BTW love the pic. My kids playtime is gender neutral.

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    Susan says

    That is hilarious!!! At least he knows how to choose a dress that looks great with his red hair and fair skin.

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    Keri says

    This is good stuff here! I’m lovin’ the dress. He’s cracking me up! I like your way of thinking. Definitely my kind of gal.

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    Mama Kat says

    Leave it to you to grab your camera when the little guy needs a private moment with his dress.

    Oh my gosh SO cute!!

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    Robin says

    ROFL. Priceless. Just priceless…

    PS I can’t wait to hear what kind of exciting developments you’ve got cooking! (Have I mentioned that I don’t do suspense well? You should probably tell me right away for the sake of my mental well-being.)

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    Alicia says

    LOL…wait till he gets a little older!

    I have pictures of my two younger boys playing “dress up” with my youngest daughter. I totally want to post them, but I don’t think my husband would want me too because you could see their underwear. I think it’s so funny though!

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    Upstatemomof3 says

    Oh too funny!!! Big Brother has never worn a princess dress but he has two dolls and a kitchen of his very own.

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    Hootin' Anni says

    I think this is great you being one who allows their children to do in life what they feel comfortable with and not make them 'genderized'!!! That's great,

    Giggling at the photo.

    My wordful is all about THE NIÑA, THE PIÑA, & THE SANTA MARIA….All three in Corpus Christi. Happy Wednesday.

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    Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely says

    That is SO funny! I let my DS play dress-up and wear necklaces. Who cares, right? People are HORRIFIED when they see him in a skirt wearing beads though.

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    Threeundertwo says

    You know, I’m jealous. That would have been handy to be able to do when I had my big ol’ wedding dress.

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    Ronda's Rants says

    That is priceless…if he wouldn’t kill you…you should enter it in a contest!
    Sorry I did linky twice…I am a confused old woman! 🙂

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    Nina says

    That picture was so funny!!!

    I am with you, if my kids are happy I really don’t care what they are playing with. LOL…

  22. 50

    Lula! says


    You win!

    Best post of the day. I defy anyone to come close to the perfection you’ve achieved with this picture today.

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    Deb says

    can’t wait to hear what you are up to!

    he’ll make a great hubby one day, since he understands what we women have to go through! and, not to out-do you, or anything, but i have a photo of my youngest in pearls, pink sunglasses AND high heels. i know you’re jealous!

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    sassy stephanie says

    I think it is harmless. My son has two older sisters and more girl things than he knows what to do with. He often wears heels or a tiara while pushing a dump truck!

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    Octamom says

    So hysterical!!! I always wondered how ‘Cinderella’ took care of the necessities while in that big ol’ ballgown!!! ;o)


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    Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says

    haha That is awesome!!!

    I think I might get into your themed wednesday next week! I like it 😉

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    The Thompson's says

    Now that one of those pics that should make it onto the video to be shown at his wedding reception!

    Too funny Ang!

    Love and Prayers,


  28. 62

    Drama Mama says


    I am CRYING…I am laughing so hard!!

    Somebody please pass the tissues!!

    That is a great Kodak Moment!!

    Happy WW Angie!!

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    Tony says

    This WW I need you to come by my site, seriously. By doing so , YOU can make a difference. Thanks Angie for this forum to help this cause.

    I did love your picture today.

  30. 71

    Angela says

    Oh my goodness that is freaking HI-LAR-I-OUS!!! LOLOLOL That is one of the best “blackmail” photos I believe I have ever seen! He sure won’t be getting away with much as a teenager thanks to that photo. I feel the same way about the whole “gender” playing idea. Both my boys had dolls they played with but more so with our second child….he loved this gold sequined purse to carry his cars in and I think it just about killed my hubs to see that! Cracked me up though, especially when he would break out my heels! lol

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    hippos toes says

    That is so cute!!! I guess that is what I will have to look forward to. My 2 yr old loves to walk around in my heels and carry my purse. It’s only a matter of time……. 🙂

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    I am Arizona; a person, not a place. says

    That’s SO funny! Luke won’t wear a dress, but he sometimes carries one of my girls’ dolls around and tries to nurse it. Too funny.

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    *Just Jen* says

    That is the BEST one I have seen today! LMAO!!! My son would DIE DIE DIE if I had a pic of him like that! LOVE IT!

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    Melissa says

    There’s enough for your kids to get upset at you about. I think letting them play whatever they want isn’t a place to pick fights.
    I love this pick. It’s awesome.
    It’s why the Scottish loved their kilts.

  35. 82

    Rachelle says

    I’m glad you posted the picture…that was hilarious when he did that! I had to tell a couple people about it because it was the funniest thing I’ve seen in awhile!
    -your sis

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    Stephanie says

    I just about spit out my coffee! That is great!

    My boys got dolls for Christmas – their very own, so sister doesn’t have to share 🙂 And they love to play dress up! I just saw Angus holding “twins” in the rocking chair!

    I’ll be on vacation, but will have to find a moment to check up on you….exciting stuff???hmmmmm Sounds like fun!

  37. 84

    Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) says

    Yeah, I’m thinking when he’s about 10 or 11 he’s not going to be thinking that’s too funny. HILARIOUS!

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    Aubrey says

    That is SUH-WEET! OMGosh! I can’t stop smiling.

    I am just like you. If my toddler wants to run around with his sister’s headband all day, go for it. If I’m painting my toes and nice shade of pink and he wants some, go for it! LOL

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    Kally says

    OMG!!! I love it!

    I am all about keeping the kiddo well rounded. B plays in the mud with micro machines but also loves a mani/pedi like any other girly girl 🙂

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    the RaMbLeR says

    OMG!! I LOVE IT!!

    Growing up I was the only girl on our whole block and too young to go anywhere else…so, I always played just like the boys!! And, I ‘think’ I turned out ok. 😉

  41. 95

    Tash says

    YOUR BeST YET. I needed to get distracted a post something but I am too busy…next week.
    I love how awesomely big your wordful wed is congrats

  42. 99

    Cristin says

    Graham likes girlie stuff and it drives his Dad nuts!!!

    This is a total classic! And I love that you don’t give away exactly who it is… nice touch…

  43. 106

    kelliebean says

    That is FUNNY!!!

    Oh, my hubs would kill me if I took advantage of a photo op like that…yeah, but I’d do it anyway. 😉

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    Lorie says

    Fabulous! I agree with not limiting children to “gender” toys and clothes for that matter when playing. My 9 year old son plays with his sisters dolls, he likes to put them in his trucks and stuff as the passengers.

    I’m posted. I have a wonderful surprise!

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    Jennifer P. says

    ooooh! Keep that one to pull out and show to any and all potential girlfriends :)! He’ll appreciate it ever so much!

    Loved this!

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    Sarah says

    Thanks for a great laugh! As others have mentioned, that is the ultimate blackmail/save for the future girlfriend photo.

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    Twisted Serenity says

    LMBO!!!!!!!! Awesome picture! (and what a cutie, too!) His future wife will ADORE this pic, ha ha!
    P.s.- embarrassing our children IS a full time job!!!!!

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    Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom says

    {{giggles}} too funny! I think it’s great to allow kids to follow their curiosity and play with whatever interests them, especially when they’re young! I saw a mom telling a little boy he couldn’t buy something purple the other day at Target, he couldn’t have been 4, I’m sure he didn’t understand!

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    Pam says

    That is so hysterical! I would’ve thought that was my friend’s little boy were it not for the red hair. Too cute.

    I’ve just posted my 1st WW but took a different approach this time. I just felt led to do it this way. Hope you understand and don’t mind.

    Thanks for hosting,

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    mannequin says

    Oh this is so unkind Angela. So unkind.

    This is that photo that you are going to rush to give to his fiance and he will never forgive you.
    He will never forgive you for this and it is too late.

    I think it’s pretty funny.
    Beings that I’ve done the same and all.

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    Sweet Serendipity says

    Oh, that is just too funny! So glad you captured it, even if it is serious blackmail material. These are the moments that make motherhood divine!

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    BoufMom9 says

    What a great and funny post. Definitely a pic to share with his wife one day. LOL

    ps Sorry i didn’t play along this week…. I have been “out of sorts” with tuesday’s passing and will be heading off to her funeral on Friday…

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    .:Bree:. says

    That’s the best. seriously. I’m with you, let them dress up! What harm could it cause? by not allowing them to do it, you could actually force them to repress it until they get older…..and then that could cause some heartache!


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    Jenners says

    This has got to be one of the funniest and cutest photos I’ve seen in a long time! Total classic! And you’ll have this to blackmail him with for his whole life! You’ve got an ace up the sleeve to fight off bad behavior once he realizes just how funny this is! And best of all, you can use it for either one!!! : )

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    CC says

    I have the PRETTIEST picture of my son in a Cinderella dress. I don’t show pics publicly, but if you email me I’ll try to remember to show it to you. You’ll love it.

    and he STILL loves wearing dresses!

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    My name is Tammie says

    OMG That is hilarious!! I love it!!! Henry would approve and then put his purple dress on to join him. 😀

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