Thursday, May 03, 2007

All Together Now...

Potty training is a family affair. This, I did not realize until we embarked on the journey.

There is constant potty surveillance. Whether it is to make sure Bella doesn't go without telling me to help her or locating a bathroom immediately upon arrival anywhere outside of the home.

Then there are the potty conversations. We went to dinner with family on Tuesday night and before leaving the restaurant, Bella announced she had to potty...again.

As she's sitting on the pot, she yells (as if I'm not 2 inches in front of her), "Mommy! When's the poop gonna pop out?"

The lady in the next stall of course started laughing.

After finishing up, we wait in line to wash our hands. I spend most of the time in public restrooms now telling Bella to quit touching everything. I think I'll bring gloves to slip onto her hands once she's washed them because she HAS TO throw away the paper towel into the trash, even if it requires jumping up and into the trashcan.

And we all know that bathroom doors are the nastiest, so as I cut Bella off before she can reach the door handle, she points out that the lady over there has germs too and we better not touch her. Ha.

While I'm elated Bella is diapers no more except night time, it is rather humorous to me how going to the bathroom is the number one most important activity throughout the day. And it is fine by me!
She is a lady, after all...




5 comments:

T-girl said...

ROTFLMAO! Seriously, I LOVE listing to little people in public restrooms. They say THE funniest stuff and Bella does not disappoint. Just wait until DADDY has to take her to the bathroom in public, I bet the stand up urinals will get lots of commentary! LOL

Eve said...

Well done, Miss Bella.
Piper is so hot and cold over the whole potty issue. She CAN, but only does when she's in the mood. It's hard to know how hard to push her, I don't want it to be a negative thing... ugh...

Jennboree said...

Eve, I felt exactly the same way! A nanny suggested having a potty party and getting a potty doll (that only goes on the special potty so you aren't running it to the potty immediately upon watering). We were going to do that until Bella decided on her own, which I've heard happens more times than not.

There's really no hurry cuz once they go to panties, the real hurrying begins!

I'm Just a Girl said...

That is SO true...when I potty trained The Boy it was the first thing I thought of every time we left the house (or left whatever public place we were at). I was SO convinced that he would have an accident in the car (thusly drowning his very expensive carseat) that I actually put a giant Hefty bag on his carseat as a preventative measure! I am happy to say that he never once had an accident in the car or in public, just a few at home from waiting too long. I have also learned he has the bladder of steel. Even now, sometimes getting him to pee before we leave is a struggle. "But Mommy, I don't HAVE to go!" And usually my reply is something like, "Honey, you haven't gone since this morning." And he'll say, "Yeah, I went this morning! I don't have to go!" Then of course when he finally does, it sounds like a farm animal.

I'm Just a Girl said...

Oh, and I also was grossed out by him touching everything in the bathroom too. It's one reason I'm glad I have a boy, because at least I don't have to worry about him sitting on the pot and hanging onto it every time he uses it (talk about nasty...nothing more wretching than seeing your kid holding on to the sides of the toilet seat for dear life). I also make the mad dash for the bathroom door first. Great Moms think alike!