Potty training my son has been quite the journey and is, unfortunately, not over yet. I have learned quite a bit from the experience though and I thought it might help some of you mentally prepare…
- Shit, shit everywhere
- I didn’t realize how much a little body could hold. Seriously, how does a two-year-old pee enough to fill a small pool?
- Not only will there be shit everywhere but it is apparently fun to play in it, just ask my potty training toddler
- Potty Training children can be spiteful – Even though he knows how and likes to use the potty he will only use it if he is in the mood. I think it’s a conspiracy, he’s out to get me
- Potty training diapers are needlessly expensive. I don’t understand how they are so much more expensive than regular diapers which are already priced too damn high for something the kids soil
- Did I mention the shit? I would much rather change a diaper than clean it out of toys and off the floor
- Consistency is key… and I suck at it
- You need to be mentally prepared
- You are going to spend most of your day in the bathroom. They go a lot, you will need to go, and sometimes they just like to sit on the toilet for no reason. They will want you to sit on the edge of the tub beside them while they do all of this. You might as well set your life up in there and have your meals delivered
- One day they will be wiping their own butts and wanting privacy… and you will miss all of it
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I am no chef but I do try my best to provide my family with some delicious and healthy meals. I often put thought and effort into my meal planning. I take into consideration what my Little Mr is liking at the moment and I try my best to accommodate, but if he had it his way he would live on cookies. No matter what I do, even if it’s something he normally likes, my home looks like a tornado swept over his plate after every meal. I am not sure how he gets food as far as he does and I am not even sure how it happens, even if I have my eyes glued to him. I might just have a pitcher on my hands and a good one at that.
Not to mention that when he does eat he almost always just picks out the starchy food. I am fairly certain he is just living off of bread and potatoes at this point. He can have a lovely Thanksgiving feast in front of him and I am lucky if he eats a couple bites of turkey along with a roll and some mashed potatoes. Seriously, who passes on Thanksgiving dinner? It’s my favourite dinner, we even have our Thanksgiving dinner for my Birthday Party because they are close enough together. I’m still not over it and Canadian Thanksgiving is at the beginning of October.
Toddlers are strange creatures.
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