The twins are rapidly approaching (many would say are probably already there) potty training age. Me, the one who swore up and town she was potty training early, has been lazy. Clearly, dealing with diapers is less annoying than dealing with all of the fun early potty training brings, like wondering if I should even bother leaving the house because one will be bound to say he has to use the potty as we turn out of the neighborhood.
Still, I don’t want the twins to be the only untrained ones in their daycare class, and while we were “trapped” in the house this weekend I thought we might give the”run around naked watch like a hawk and carry to potty when someone starts to pee” method.
Saturday, after my run, I thought.
No, after nap.
I meant Monday.
Monday I really did finally rip a diaper off Abby and proceed to stare at my 2 year olds butt more than I ever stared before. Ironically, it was then that Miles decided he, too, needed his diaper off. He actually sat on the potty a couple of times but of course nothing happened.
All day long I said the word potty more than I ever cared to. Bryan found potty songs on you tube, and we played them until I heard this:
I feel it, I feel it, I feel it. I know what to do when I have to poop. I go to the potty, pull my underwear down then I sit & wait sit & wait sit & wait till the poop plops down. Then I wipe & wipe till brown leaves town, put it in the toilet & flush it down. Bye, bye poop. Bye bye poop. Then I pull up my pants wash my hands wash my hands & do the potty dance (instumentla)) I DID IT !
I’m sorry, but till the brown leaves town? No. NO NO NO.
I never realized how much time my kid spent sitting on the couch until I found myself hoping she wouldn’t pee on it. It was after the millionth “no pee on potty!” exclamation that I put a diaper back on her before I left town (ha).
Abby peed a total of three times during my experiment. The first time, it was turing the 2 minutes I spent cleaning up lunch, when Miles announced “Abby pee on floor!” The second time was during nap (diaper on, thank you), and the third time was in the high chair.
they I am not ready for this.
Universe: 3 Me: 0
October 7, 2015 at 8:25 pm
Ugh, I feel you. Back in July, I got Emma’s potty chair out and she actually has peed on that or the big toilet more than a dozen times. But I’m just not ready to take the plunge. “This winter” I tell myself. Which may end up being “Well, spring is a better time for potty training…” ha!
October 8, 2015 at 5:46 am
You’re still a step ahead of me. Mine just sit there
October 8, 2015 at 9:46 am
Ha ha! I had to re-read that a few times because it’s just too funny.
Potty training stinks. We tried it with Landon right after he turned 2 and started out strong but his day care wasnt too supportive so he regressed. We’re gonna restart this Thansgiving so I am PRAYING we have more success this time. Especially becauae his new school seems supportive.
But I have to ask…where in the world did you find this song? It’s hysterical!
(This is Kelly btw. Dumb story but I have a new blog…)
October 8, 2015 at 9:54 am
You tube. And hey! Following you again now!
October 8, 2015 at 11:13 am
That song will be in my head forever now. As I read it I could hear it and I’ve never heard it. I vote we replace potty dance with “5 miles” and that can be the morning mantra of training runners everywhere?
Last night M. and I had a crazy discussion about potty training and how they took a trip to Tenn. while training Elijah and how kids are scared of toilets because of the flush (the toilets they “train” on don’t flush). I gotta say this would be one of the harder times to have 2-year-olds and twins.
October 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm
Mine love to flush the toilet, but won’t actually use it lol.
October 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm
I can’t imagine how difficult it must be, potty training twins! Loved the song, though – it really did make me laugh out loud 😀