Prior to having a child I vowed not to be one of those moms. You know the type, tweeting, fb posting, blogging, etc. about the bodily fluids of their child. Because WHO really wants to know if your child has pooped or peed, and when, and where, and how many times etc. etc. etc.
I had a child, a child that is now approaching this glorious potty training phase. And I am starting to realize and understand the excitement moms have when their child goes on the potty. Please do not misunderstand, Victoria has not actually done anything on the potty yet, we have just recently, gotten her to actually sit on it (an accomplishment in and of itself), but before that she was doing everything with a potty except actually using it.
So when my friend Steph decided to host a Potty Party, V and I were excited to attend and learn about this new sport. V wasted no time sitting on the potty displayed at Steph’s house ( please note, she refuses to sit on the potty chair at her own house, toddler logic at its finest) She definitely prefers sitting on the potty seat over the potty chair.
Steph has been potty training her Lily for a few months now, and it has been nice to watch an experienced mom show the ropes of potty training both at the party and through her blog, fb, and twitter (you know those posts I said I was never going to do..ha). It was nice to get together with our mom group and their little ladies. We talked, took pictures, snacked (there were potty snacks, did you know you can make a potty with a donut and a marshmallow? I didn’t either!), I chased V down the stairs a billion times, and we sang ALL the songs of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (not really out loud, but it was definitely playing in my head on repeat). Sound like a good time? It was for sure!
The verdict is still out on whether or not I will tweet or fb post, about my child’s activity on the potty, but lets just say I understand why moms do it. It is waaay more exciting for them than for their child, for sure. Potty training is one of the finer sports of motherhood- competitive, exhausting, lots of cheering…you get the point.
We will not get serious about potty training until the summer when I am home full-time, but until then we will slowly introduce the potty and all the fun that goes along with it.
Operation Potty Training & Operation Banish the Binkie…eeeek! Anyone wanna come live at our house this summer, should be a great time!