Weekly Dish Blog - The Potty Training Game
Ok, let’s play
a game. I’ll give you three phrases I’ve heard in the past three
weeks and you guess what’s going on at my house these days.
1.) “Oh no, I poop on Dora.”
2.) “I pee-pee on couch. That no good.”
3.) “Uh-oh, I poop in tub, I get out!”
Ding ding ding…you guessed it…potty training! At our house, we are using the bribe method and we’re proud of it. That’s right, you go in the potty and you get candy. The candies of choice are “sours. “Sours” are defined as any sour gummy creature that’s made of solid sugar then rolled in more sugar. Kids lose their baby teeth, right, so those teeth hardly count? And she’ll be potty trained and weaned off the sugar by the time her real teeth come in. If she’s not, rotting teeth will be the least of my troubles.
As for undergarments, we are also using a hybrid of the real underwear and pull-ups. We use real underwear when we are in the privacy of our own home, with the trusty carpet shampooer nearby. The pull-ups are for facing the public. Have I mentioned that I can tell you the location of every bathroom at our mall? This information will be useful next time I’m shopping while nine months pregnant.
All in all, the process is going well and I am a proud parent. But I cannot lie, there are days where I am ready to throw in the towel, strap on a diaper and forget we ever started. So, for all you parents out there that are going through these toilet trials and tribulations…cheers to you because it’s not for babies.