We won’t speak of what my son did to my bathroom today. If you know, you know. If you don’t, it’s better that I don’t try to explain it. Let’s just say…BOYS.
As I was scouring the floor and the walls and the commode, I remembered a tip I once got from an English teacher: a preposition is anything that a rabbit can do to a log. The rabbit can go around the log, over the log, behind the log, above the log, near the log…you get the idea.
Well, it got me thinking that I need to talk about prepositions with my boy, specifically, we need to put the Pee in Prepositions.
We pee IN the toilet.
Not around, next to, behind, near, across, beyond, or beside the toilet.
Not on the toilet. Not over the toilet.
If he needs variety, he can try inside the toilet or within the toilet. He can even try peeing via the toilet.
Not above, across, against, along, around, below, beneath, by the toilet and certainly not
despite the toilet.
Peeing off the toilet? No. Peeing onto the toilet? Absolutely not. Peeing outside the toilet? No sir.
Not over, past, round, toward, underneath, or upon the toilet.
IN the toilet.
I don’t care what that rabbit and his friends do to the log. This is our home and we are not rabbits.
Prepositions are important, and if we don’t talk to our sons about prepositions and putting the P in prepositions…who will?