What Kind Of “Crap” Are We Giving Our Children?

If you have ever wondered why potty humor is such a problem in the 21st century, look no further than the toy aisle at your local department store!

Since the beginning of time, bathroom humor has been funny.  I’m sure somewhere in time, there was a cave-mom rolling her eyes because her cave-children and/or spouse was laughing because someone had passed gas!  Our bowels are a part of our body and everything that comes with it is natural.  The topic is somewhat unavoidable.  If you’re a parent, OMG…. it’s a multiple times a day, you live and breathe potty talk/humor!

If you have children somewhere between the ages of 4 and let’s say 14 (I’m not exactly sure when they grow out of this phase because we haven’t hit it yet), you know how hard it can be to stop the bodily functions humor.  From burping the alphabet, crude jokes, inserting the word “fart” into every sentence,  to a fascination with flushing (if they’re little), it is hard to get them to stop!

So, why do we buy them toys to encourage this type of behavior?  If you haven’t been in the toy section of your department store in a while, you should check it out!  There is unicorn poop that you can eat, zits you can pop in a game and oh… don’t step in the dog poop game!  Really?!!  We’re working against ourselves!  It’s totally counterproductive if you are striving to raise ladies and gentlemen that have good manners!

Seriously… it is hard to raise a child in this century that is not subject to potty humor!  My advise to you, if you don’t want these kinds of toys marketed to your child, is to use your pocket book as your voice or politely send some suggestions or feedback to the toy companies about their products.  Other than that, the best that we can do it is to laugh it off and be assured that eventually, they will grow out of this phase….right?!

Author: Laura

Hi, I am a mother of three beautiful children that I have been blessed to stay at home with since they were newborn. This is my first blog and I am really just hoping to share my thoughts about being a 21st century parent. I hope you will enjoy my blog and perhaps we will share some laughs about our trials and successes of parenting in this century!

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