|Our potty, except in blue.
Follows us around the house.
We are biting the bullet and doing the potty training thing this week. He talks about the potty all day. Before today, he had wee-wee and “dude” on his potty a dozen or so times. I have 6 days off in a row and I don’t know when the next time will be that I will have this much time to dedicate to getting Buddy out of diapers. So, after preschool today, we started the process.
Buddy: Yay! I did it! Wanna see?
Me: Yay! You did it! Pick a car from the prize bucket! (I participate in crazy, excited Mom dance.)
Buddy: Wanna go again. I wanna ‘nother car.
Me: You just went 5 minutes ago. Do you really need to go again?
Buddy: Look, ma, I did it! (puzzled. I wonder if he withheld part of last wee-wee to make this one.)
Me: (Puts Buddy in Cars 2 undies. Three minutes pass.)
Buddy: I’m doing wee-wee (Not in potty).
King Phekus: Who had this brilliant idea? (cough, cough)
Buddy: I wanna caaaaaaar.
King Phekus: You need to get off the toilet. You don’t need to go.
Buddy: I want a caaaaaaar.
King Phekus: Ever hear of hemorrhoids?
Buddy: Hem-roid. Hem-roid.
Me: King! Stop that. He is going to go to school talking about hemorrhoids and we are going to have
some explaining to do.
Surprise Dude #1:
Buddy: My stomach hurts.
Buddy: I did it!! Sticker, okay Mom?
Me (Looks in toilet. Look of horror crosses my face. I force a smile and praise Buddy. I am reminded of Kate Gosselin taking pictures of her kids’ first dudes on Jon & Kate Plus 8. Not happening. It is not solid.)
We call Buddy’s grandmother to brag. Buddy is not yet re-diapered. Buddy gets a look on his face.
Surprise Dude #2:
(Disaster avoided. Note to self. Your child should not be bottomless for even a second while potty training. We make it to potty.)
Dudes #3 through #6:
(They all made it to the toilet. All instances are rewarded with stickers.)
Only my kid would have stomach issues on the first day of training, right? Wish me a less eventful Day 2 of training. Tips are welcome! Advise away…