Thursday, June 26, 2008

Potty training is overrated until you hear a conversation like this!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I keep thinking with each child I potty train that it is really unnecessary, or at the very least not worth the aggravation. The benefits simply don't outweigh the effort. Today for instance when in Rock Hill, Allie had to go at least once in every store, yet at home, she still prefers to pee in the floor. I am just going to pick a different public place each day and stay until the kid can pee every time in the potty. (Library people, be warned. You have the only small kid potty in all of Chester. We're hitting you first.) Fast forward to when we got home. Note the conversation that follows. Please do not read if you are easily grossed out.

Allie: Mommy I dot (got) a stinky. Tome (Come) See it!

Mommy: Yay! Allie, good job! (it was actually in the toilet!)

Allie: (giggles with excitement)

Rayden, my nephew, age 3.5, enters the room at this time.

Allie: Rayden, wanna see my stinky?

Rayden: I see it Allie.

Allie: See, a big one.

Rayden: I'm gonna take it home with me.

Allie: No, you tan't(can't). You will get it wet.

Mommy: (flushes quickly)

Maybe we are making progress. After all just yesterday, she pooped in the pants. At least we've stepped up from there. Sigh.
Posted by **TRACY** at 1:43 PM