Taking a break from a near completed sermon because my son's stage in potty training reminded me of this story.
During tdx's family reunion in the summer of 1999, we all stayed at one son's house in northern Philly. It was a LOT of people in one house so we went outside as much as possible. Fortunately most of the kids were MORE than happy to just swim in their pool.
Of course, there was one sister-in-law who had to prove her home schooling skills (nothing wrong with home schooling, but you know the type) so every kid had to report what they had learned that day around the table. Whatever. Most of them complied, albeit grudgingly, but 3 year old 'J' would get shy and never say a word.
One day she took all of the kids (14 of them, ages 3-18) to do science experiments and on a hike to gather this and that and when they got home they potted plants and talked about seeds and nature, etc... Pretty cool, actually, and a lot of work on her part.
I then took all of the kids to the park and we played and played and 'J' - the 3 year old - needed a potty break. Something he had never done outside before and needless to say thought was WAY cool.
So once we returned and cleaned up and ate dinner it was time to go around the room and say what we had learned that day. The kids again pretty much complied although it was nothing earth shattering until she got to 'J', "Now J, what did you learn today?"
"J? I am sure you learned something today, can you tell us what it was?" To which J yells at the top of his lungs:
"DON'T PEE INTO THE WIND!!!"