My daughter will be 2 in just a few days so off and on (mostly off) we’ve been working with her on potty training. I’m a mom who found the activity of feeding my babies pureed carrots to be a dull, dry bore and potty training is quickly becoming a close second.
At least there’s some action though. I’ve gotta keep a close eye on her for the signals that she’s getting ready to get down and dirty. When I see a sign I stop what I’m doing, yell, “Lily! Are you going poop?!” and frantically grab her to rush to the bathroom.
I’ve tried to explain the concept to her in a matter of ways, but what seems to work best for her is… well… demonstration.
“Okay! Mom’s going potty!” I give an exaggerated grunt to prove my point. She grunts and laughs. “Look what Mommy did!” I say, pointing to the toilet bowl. Then we flush.
To make it more entertaining for me, I’ve begun doing something I’m sure to regret as she gets a little older.
When I let her flush I tell her, “Say bye bye to the poop!”
“Bye poop!” she yells, waving excitedly to the toilet bowl.
A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do, right?
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