About

I’m a part time lawyer, full time mother of five (ages eleven and down). After fifteen glorious years of west coast living, my husband and I are packing up and headed east… to Riverdale, NYC.

As for the title of the blog, it’s no secret that bodily fluids and functions weigh heavily on my mind as a parent, and while having two boys who seem to relish spreading their fluids around has taxed me, it’s also given me quite a story to tell:

We were in the middle of a basement renovation. In the rubble of the remodel, I searched for some posters that had hung on the wall of the TV room. I asked the boys if they’d seen one in particular. One of them, and now I don’t remember whether it was B or E, said, “Oh, it’s in the corner we pee in.”

The what?

“You know, the corner we pee in when we’re watching TV and don’t want to get up and go to the bathroom.” (The bathroom that is maybe 20 feet away, and from which you can crane your neck and still see the TV.) Unable to tear themselves away from the box, it seems that my boys took to taking leaks in the corner to the left of the TV. And this wasn’t just any corner. In this corner lay all the wires from the TV and various other electronic items. They were peeing on a tangled mess of wires. Oh, and the carpet that lay underneath. Needless to say, we did a thorough disinfection of the area, but once in a while I’m certain that I still get a whiff…

I love reading comments, and I get a real kick when I hear from someone I don’t know personally. Keep them coming. Thanks!

43 responses to “About

  1. Emily

    Lea I had no idea you were a writer. This is hilarious. And great birth control. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • myjobasadomestictechnician

      am loving the blog. was introduced to it today by the lovely hanna. fyi.. my husband also did the pee in the corner thing as a boy. he had the loft room in his family home. the en suite bathroom wasn’t sufficient as it meant going out onto the landing area. corner much nearer. add ‘bogey factory’ to that as well. (a charming shelf by his bed, the underside of which resembled pebble dashing) i married him because…?

  2. I love your blog, so funny.
    I’m glad Milo and Fiona are in class this year.

  3. Your friend from sunny california :)

    Best blog title ever.

  4. Anonymous

    fantastic – so funny about the peeing and can’t believe what a great writer you are! ilana

  5. I read your Valentine’s article on parentmap the other day, but didn’t notice a link to your blog, until this recent article on Disneyland. I am now officially subscribed. Thank you. I love your writing style. So refreshing, so true, so funny. Looking forward to reading your stories … Leila

  6. Okay…I laughed outloud when you discovered the peeing corner! Out of the mouths of babes, right?! I love your blog and will revisit for sure!!
    I think you might like my story about parenting my twice-exceptional son.
    http://mytwicebakedpotato.com

  7. Hello!
    I don’t know if you participate but..I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Bligger Award! You can find the details on my latest post! I find your stories inspiring! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    http://mytwicebakedpotato.com

  8. Anonymous

    This is soooo funny! I don’t know you but as of now- I am a follower ๐Ÿ™‚ (Mother of one, very active, 20mo old boy)

  9. This is AWESOME. My son is only 5 months old but I cannot WAIT for these kinds of stories to start rolling in once he gets a bit older. What a perfect story to go with your perfect blog name! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. lrgeller

    Only five months? You have time… but not much! Thanks for posting!

  11. michelle

    congrats on the award – much deserved! ilana kahn

  12. I don’t know if you know this BUT we’re blog soulmates. (Books & Bowel Movements & This is the Corner We Pee In). : ) YAY!

  13. Thank you for liking my post and completely sucking me back to your spot in blogosphere with the greatest blog title ever. You had me at that title.

    • thisisthecornerwepeein

      My pleasure. Visit whenever you like. I do love reading your posts — and when I worry about how my little miscreants will turn out, I think hey SHE came from a large family and she turned out just FINE. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Dig this completely. A friend of mine posted it on her FB page and now I will read you regularly. Many thanks and can RELATE. (mother of 3, oldest is 7, living in the mountains surrounding Jerusalem)

  15. Hilarious blog! And I lived in sunny Seattle myself for a time…

  16. Oh my lord. We have several pee-soaked rugs, but no special corner that the kids pee in. In our old house we had a little play house tucked built under the landing of the steps, where our potty-training son always went to poop. I guess we had a corner to poop in? Love the title of your blog. Glad I found it!

  17. Your blog is great and so funny! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I just started not too long ago and I’m wondering if I can keep it up. I see that you write a lot, and work, and have 5 kids. Maybe my twins and I can make it work! Thanks again.

    • Thank you Linda! Give yourself a goal to start — twice a week, or something like that. If you look at all of parenting as blog opportunity (or most of it, anyway), you will find that it starts to write itself! I’m going to read yours now!

  18. Now that i know the premise behind your blog title, it makes it all the more funny. I don’t have boys per-se i have two girls that at time act like boys.
    I wish i had started writing all of these things that my kids do 6 years ago when my oldest was born. The material for a decent blog is still there of course, I just have to dig back into the recesses of my mind and find it. The reason why i started reading your blog is to see how others do it, and its very comical, I must say !
    Cheers!

  19. I’ve just nominated your blog for a Liebster Award. Please check out the details at http://shelbur10.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/the-weekend-of-the-liebster/ Whether or not you choose to participate, please know that you are appreciated! (here’s hoping that link works…not my strong suit.)

  20. Jillian

    This cracked me up. When we were kids, my brother used to pee in a cardboard box in his closet because he was afraid to walk across the hall to the bathroom. It took my mom quite a while to figure out where the smell was coming from.

  21. I followed the link to your blog from Kveller. Love your sense of humor and must say that I am happily surprised to find that there is another Jewish mother of a Fiona (she is the youngest of my four kids). I’m glad I found the blog and look forward to reading more.

  22. BRW

    I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award ๐Ÿ™‚ Click here to see what’s involved: http://blueribbonwife.com/2014/04/29/liebster-award/ Don’t feel obligated to do what’s entailed but thought you might think it was fun!

  23. Brian Thomann

    Lea, I just read your blog from a few years ago about how you loved to make unwieldy, bulky costumes for Halloween and I thought it was hilarious! My question is, what is the most unwieldy, over the top costume you ever wore?

    • I was a television! I climbed into an enormous cardboard box and wore a hat with sky high tin foil antenna on my head! I think I even had a shell ashtray which I’m pretty sure dates me… Thanks for reading!!!

      • Brian Thomann

        Oh, the one where you had to walk with your head tilted? Ha, classic. I’ve never worn anything like that but my cousin was a birthday present once and her little arms could barely reach each other, so getting candy was quite a chore. Plus, the fact she had to walk with her arms extended made them sore the next day!

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