The 4 Steps to the First Potty Training Attempt of a Younger Sibling
Step 1 – The Brilliant Idea
Bring the little potty chair into the house to see if Lil Diva is ready to begin potty training.
Step 2 – Testing Hypothesis
Lil Diva plopped onto her changing pad without prompting, so I asked her, “Do you want to go on the potty?”
She happily traipsed over to the potty. “Pot-tee,” she said proudly, one of her newest words.
I pulled down her pants, removed her diaper, and set her on the little potty.
She cried – as though sitting on the cold plastic seat was somehow a torture device.
So much for potty training…
Step 3 – Proper Execution
The potty chair resumed its position in the downstairs bathroom. I thought nothing of it.
The Tackler emerged from the bathroom, butt naked, and told me. “Mommy, I used the little potty because the big potty is too big.”
“It is not too big. You’re FOUR YEARS OLD – you’ve been using the toilet for a long time. The baby potty is for baby sister.”
He turned to me and gave me frown.
“No, it’s not. I have a little butt that fits and it’s too big for the potty. Mommy has a BIG butt and has to use the big one.”
From the mouth of babes: Mommy got back.
What crazy/funny things have your children done or said recently?