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Have I told You How Much I Love Potty Training?

July 1, 2010

The Big One was relatively easy in terms of potty training. She liked to get naked and carry the little potty all over the house with her. I didn’t care, as long as she was using it, it didn’t matter to me where it was.


The Little One is a whole different story. She tells me she doesn’t want to go to preschool, so she won’t pee.  She tells me she “doesn’t care” if she is wet or poopy. She tells me there are monsters in the potty.  There are all kinds of excuses.


So we have been really diligent in assuring her that she doesn’t have to go to preschool, and that there are no monsters in the potty. The thing that’s strange is she is really good about going when we are out and about. As soon as we get in any store or restaurant, she says she has to go and normally she does.


We are on day 5 of panties. She is doing really well. She doesn’t always go on her own, but she will go when prompted.  Today we were dropping the Big One off at preschool and I was chatting with one of the teachers. The Little One was standing in front of me when suddenly she starts whining. I admit I really think I was tuning her out because of the whiney tone in her voice.


Bad idea. Finally it dawned on me that she was wearing panties and I hadn’t reminded her to go before we left the house. Then I heard what she was saying, “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy… I peeing!! I peeing!!”  While I am grateful that she was conscious of what was happening, I wish that she had, instead of whining about it, walked (or ran) to the bathroom which was about 5 feet away from where we were standing.


I grabbed some paper towels and began sopping up the puddle. Of course the kids in the classroom were playing with balloons, so while sopping up the pee and reassuring the Little One that things were okay, I am getting pelted with balloons and trying to keep said balloons out of the pee puddle.


Oh the joys.

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