Poop stories, we all have ’em. Whether yours revolves around your toddler’s Defcon-level 5 dookie that defied the laws of physics or that time you grabbed a submarine bath toy out of the tub that definitely was not a submarine bath toy, they’re real and they’re hilarious. Chrissy Teigen, author, model, mother, and wife of Father of the Year Honoree John Legend, seems to know this a well as any parent after she got on Twitter to explain her toddlers’ strange number two ritual. And, as it turns out, her post was very relatable to many of her followers.
“Hiding-while-pooping is my favorite thing about toddlers,” said Teigen as she went on to explain how her daughter religiously barricades herself in a kind of poop quarantine prior to using the potty. As is the case with most adults who are going to the bathroom, Teigen explains that during this time “you may not look at or speak to her.”
hiding-while-pooping is my favorite thing about toddlers. I didn't know it was a thing before kids. she creates a small, gated community or fort and you may not look at or speak to her for 10-15 mins. she will call for you, but it is a trick. you may not look.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 19, 2018
It turns out that Teigen’s post was more than just a little bit relatable. Parents from all over started replying to Teigen’s tweet with their own poop chronicles. Here are some of our favorite responses.
When I was little I used to go behind the curtains to poop in 'private' and I thought no one could see me. Why I'm tweeting this for the whole world to see I have no idea but somehow you give off the vibe that you'll appreciate my oversharing??
— Sarah Marika (@itssarahmarika) February 19, 2018
my nephew goes around screaming “NONONONO” when he’s about to poop then he goes silent and hides in a corner of the living room
It's hilarious though—they give you this side-eyed glance to see if you're looking at them and then try to get out of sight. You immediately know what's up and have to pretend like you don't.
— michele (@_coconono_) February 19, 2018
That’s so funny. My nephew used to do the opposite. He’d call you into the bathroom just to let you know what he was doing. All with a mischievous look on his face.
— Lauren E. Deal (@laurenedeal) February 19, 2018
Poop stories: the great parenting equalizer.