Lessons in potty training.

Is there anything more delightful than walking barefoot on your carpet, only to find little wet trails that soak through your socks? Totally awesome. Yes, potty training is such an inspiring part of motherhood. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been so blessed to have these little peeing, pooping offspring as job security. Do you know how many people are out of jobs these days? So very lucky.

I also love getting my bikini line waxed and root canals.

Seriously though, it could definitely be worse. We had about five accident free hours yesterday, and as long as there’s chocolate dangling on the end of the potty stick, the girl is happy to perform. She’s also happy to run around naked, and really, who can blame her? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all forget about clothes and mirrors for a while? She loves her little self so completely, it’s adorable and refreshing.

Sometimes I wonder what happened to the little girls we started out as, the ones who thought getting their tummies and bums poked was so funny. Wouldn’t our husbands just love it if we giggled every time they tried to manhandle us during dinner? (If you are a giggler, then you totally rock and I salute you. Hey, I like my man, but there are times when I think, “Really? Now? Do you think this is really doing anything for me?”)

I can’t decide if being a two-year-old is the greatest adventure or the greatest misadventure. Oh well, she’ll be ten in no time.


  1. This post has single handedly made me decide that when I pop out a kid, I am doing the no diaper method of potty training, where they never wear a diaper and you train them from like 2 days old to use the potty.

  2. haha I agree with Kristina.

  3. Kristina’s comment was hilarious!

    And chocolate is always a good incentive, right? 😉

  4. Just popping in to say you always brighten my day with what you write!

  5. I take offense at that root canal comment. My hubby is a pain-free root canal doc!

    (you totally know I’m kidding, right?)

    I feel your pain. Mason successfully peed through 3 pairs of underwear (and two pairs of jeans) today, telling me that he had to go potty *after* he went. Oh yeah, then Jack blew through two diapers (right onto the car seat and then my carpet). Did I mention Tyler threw up right before dinner? It’s just my day. :S!!!

  6. Potty training is so much work but so worth it in the end. Kind of like labor and delivery. Good luck!

  7. I just want to say, job security is nothing to scoff at, wait until your kids are all in school and suddenly your husband starts to hint about getting your resume together…

    That said potty training is the worst part of parenting to date. I did not see that slap in the face coming. I thought all you had to do was buy cartoon undies (Don’t get buzz lightyear wet, go in the potty instead) and bribe them with candy. I’m still trying to block out some of those days.