here is a TBT. I was super pregnant with Rex. There are always some issues that bother us more than others… for me.. a wet towel on a rug (grr), kid who want go to sleep when you are beat (everyone) and then the good old pee on a brand new couch. It does remind me why I still get this couch steam cleaned every three months..
Rex is very droopy today.. a bit of tummy bug.. since we need to cuddle I’m going to post one of our “best of’s” from they way back ( 18 months ago) when he was potty training.
We all gaze at our kids when they are little. Their little noises, lips, legs. All so cute. So when I saw Rex standing in the TV room with only his shirt on I did what any loving mom would do. I kissed his butt. “Oh, you are so cute, baby.”
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“Mommy, I just went poo.”
“And you just kissed me butt!”
“Oh, well, do you need some help with that?” Realizing that he was standing just outside the open door of the bathroom.
“No.” Oh, good I thought he has been listening to my lectures about how no one will wipe him in Kindgarten and he has to do it all himself.
“I’m not done yet.”
“Oh”. He kept getting less, and less cute and my actions seemed rash in retrospect.
Yes, you heard me right. Here is how I did it. ( sort of) It really worked ( sort of)
I also bribed him with a doggie. Lots him grunting on the john “mama, ( bearing down, then release) Can I have a doggie now?”
Ironically, once he was fully toilet trained he said he didn’t want a doggie.
Me: Why not?
Rex: ” I don’t want to clean up their poo.”
See, no one does.
Vivien is potty-trained now, thank goodness. Because the bigger kids get, the harder it is to change diapers… like a bomb in germ warfare.
Like so many of motherhood’s hurdles – weaning, getting the baby off the bottle, remembering that my vagina used to be used for sex – toilet training seemed insurmountable. Now we’ve finally had a breakthrough. Praise the Lord.
Look, she ditched her binky a long time ago, but she isn’t toilet trained and she still likes a bottle at nap time, bed time, and sometimes to ease a cranky mood. This video is about me trying to wean her off the bottle. I was NOT successful and have given up of late. If anyone has words of wisdom, lay it on me.
Since I nursed till she was 2.2 and now she is 2.10, it should be no surprise that I am slow on this stage as well. Oh God, and don’t get me going on my lame-ass, lazy toilet-training. Hoping her new school can help with that one.