I simply will never understand how the young male mind works. (This is not the time to discuss older male minds
The older four boys were all outside playing, while Hewitt played inside. Hewitt tried to go outside. I assumed he was going to play with the other boys. Nope, “Me just going pee.”
Side note: Yes, my boys do go to the bathroom outside. Afterall, we live on a farm so there is lots of peeing going on outside. We also only have 2 bathrooms, so many times it is simply easier to make use of the great outdoors.
A few minutes later Hewitt came back in and said, “Me make pea soup.”
“You did what?”
“Me make pea soup.”
Now reading the blog it is probably easier to make the connection that he was making “pee soup” and not “pea soup”.
After much good detective work on my part (I’d make a great investigative reporter some day), it turns out that the boys have all been peeing in the old ash barrel. We heat the house with a woodburning fireplace, so everyday Colter empties out the ashes and puts them in an ash barrel to later be dumped on the gardens. Dad recently brought home a new one, so the old ash barrel was put to rest (or so I thought).
Apparently I thought incorrectly because the old ash barrel has become a soup pot for ashes and pee! I know in the “old days” people would make lye for soap by running water through ashes. I wonder what running pee through ashes produces?
I have yet to get an answer for what the boys were intending to do with their “pee soup”. And truthfully, I really don’t want to know. What I do know is that this is a Daddy (and not a Mommy job). When Daddy comes home, I will simply ask him to help the boys make their “pee soup” disappear. Because unfortunately they have been doing this for quite a while, and it has gotten rather heavy.
I shudder to think what they’ll come up with next!