Friday, March 4, 2011

Everything Old is New Again


It's not going well.

Indisposed, daughter (who is two), knocks. "Don't come in!" I urge. She opens the door and very gently puts down a box of baby wipes. "Here you go Mom." She says and walks away.

It's really not going well.

Me: You should use the potty J.

"No Mom."

Me: Why not?

"Then I'll get my beautiful potty all dirty."

It's not going well at all.

At the grocery store, "We need diapers Mom! Don't forget diapers Mom."

Nice lady listening: "Don't you want to be a big boy and use underwear and go to school?" I nod my head eagerly in agreement.

"NO. Then I'd have to leave Mom alone with the baby!"

Mind you, this gent potty trained 3 days before he became 4 because I told him it was illegal to celebrate his 4th birthday if he Wasn't potty trained ---he never used a diaper or had an accident from that point forward, not once.  No....I know I may be spending time in purgatory for this one but I still am not sorry.

Fast Forward to 2011, 45 days until she turns 4...

She is watching Dora.  Dora is currently the spokeswoman for the Potty Dance, a movement (if you will) to help parents with persuading their toddler set to use the facilities.  The commercial came on and cued by the reminder, her father asked, "Don't you want to do the potty dance?"

She curled up in the fetal position.   She didn't say it but I believe her body language said, "Et Tu Dora?"


Maria McClure said...

I tried everything with Maddie and then she decided she wanted a hippity hop ball. I told her she could have it if she went to the potty every tme every day for one week. 7 days later we were at Toys R Us and have never looked back.

Natalie said...

Haha! That is a great one about the illegal to celebrate birthdays until potty trained. I needed a good chuckle this morning and I figure if it gets them on the potty quicker then you can cut yourself some slack. =)

Charlotte said...

Alan is loving the potty dance right now. Sorry.

We planned the day after Valentine's Day as "no more diapers day," no matter how and no matter what. That was a little over 2 weeks ago and Alan is (miraculously) totally potty trained on a basic level, aged 3 1/2 plus 2 months old.

Sharon said...

Funny. Flashbacks! I'll tell my granddaughters about the illegal to celebrate 4th birthday business. Jonathan trained but occasionally has an accident. The problem is his mom who has her head in the clouds.

MightyMom said...

as I hear my washer going with 7 of our 12 pair of big girl panties in it at 12:30pm on our first day in panties with my 4 yr old I'm starting to wish for a case of C-diff......after all, it worked for her brother you know.

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