A new kind of target practice!

How do you think toilet target practice would work out as a new homeschool course of study?

It’s a necessary life skill for a man. Is it not? 

1. Because it’s disgusting when they don’t have good aim.

2. My future daughter-in-laws will thank me. Maybe.

You see, I hate chores.

I hate doing them myself, and I hate assigning chores for other people to do even more.

But, the one chore that really makes my blood boil?

Wiping the dried up pee from around the toilet bowl.

What chore do I hate even more than that?

Wiping dried up pee from the wall or floor.

I mean c’mon. There’s a big giant bowl. Point the penis there!

my toilet with a twist


I found this foam “star” in the toy box. I really have no idea what it is, but my son is not happy that I put it in the toilet.

I didn’t expect him to see it right away,  but he’s attached to my hip and tries to read my drafts when I’m writing posts.

Yeah, teaching your kids to read is overrated. I recommend holding out on that as long as possible. 

This star is a great target. Hit any of the points, win a ticket.

Make a bulls eye, win $5!

Yeah, that’s not gonna happen, because reward systems don’t work. But, if you make it in, then you don’t have to wipe it up!

I had a friend that told me something once that I always remembered. She said that when she did the laundry, she would pray for her children’s purity. I loved that idea. It was so true to her heart for her children. I always admired her love for the Lord, and her ability to share it with her whole family. So much of that sharing, is due to her fervant prayers for her children. Something I wish I was better at doing. 

Although, I’ve never adopted the laundry prayer, I got to thinking today. How about I pray for my boys every time I have to wipe their pee off the bathroom floor?

I will pray for their purity, because that’s in the penis aiming department, too!

I will pray that their future wives do not have kids that pee all over the bathroom. Or worse? Husbands. 

I will pray that I do not morph into momzilla when I’m wiping up their nasty pee crust.

I will pray they pass this target practice course with flying colors!


What chore do you despise? Leave a comment and tell me!

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Adrienne is a Florida homeschooling mom of two boys, follower of Jesus, and lover of words. She's an imperfect parent surviving on God's grace and mercy, lots of yoga, and regular doses of salty ocean air! Find her as @TheMommyMess on Twitter and connect with her on Facebook.




  1. says

    too funny! yes. i will admit this is not a one of the “joys” of having boys. i am now understanding that as Will has decided he wants to stand. i have found it everywhere and it is just gross! my mil told me she used to put cheerios in the toliet for my husband to help him aim!
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  2. says

    Too funny! I was griping about the same thing right around 2 AM this morning as I went to the bathroom and found a puddle of pee at my feet! I mean, it’s a pretty big hole not to mention that at 4 and 6 they don’t have to cover that much distance to get to the bowl!!!

  3. says

    With two boys, I hate cleaning up dried pee. I hate that I can’t have a cute toilet cover because they overshoot and pee all over the back of it. I will try praying for them as I clean up the stink. HATE the smell of dried up pee! The chore I hate the most is picking up after them all day long. It’s like shoveling before it stops snowing. It feels dumb but the alternative is a bigger mess to clean at the end of the night. Great post!
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  4. Ali says

    Boys sit to pee! This is a better solution for the matter. Or at least sit at home and stand in the public, isn’t it more rational?