Thursday, March 24, 2011

10 Things Thursday

10 things about potty training.

1. I've done it three times.
2. Each time was very different.
3. It's not easy or fun.
4. It's the first thing parents have to actually teach their children. Eating, rolling, crawling, walking, talking all seem to come naturally. Pottying in the potty? Not so much.
5. M-n-Ms are as valuable as gold. As are stickers with Jules. And the promise of Chuck E. Cheese's.
6. It is a challenge at home.
7. And even more of a challenge at school while trying to teach kindergarten.
8. It's kind of weird that bathroom habits can make me so happy. ("Are you happy that I went in the potty, Mommy?" "Oh my goodness, Julianna, I am so, so, so happy.")
9. I will never have to potty train another child. Never. Ever.
10. Julianna is potty trained. (I have to say that quietly so I don't jinx it.)

3 comments:

Alyson said...

Yay for being potty trained!

I can't tell you how many times I heard the phrase, "tinkle in the potty makes you happy mommy?" or counter to that "tinkle in my pants make you sad mommy? I give you kisses. Kisses make you happy!"

Katrina said...

Hurray, Jules! We used M-n-Ms, too, for Caleb, and Skittles for Katie. And I did the same little happy dance when I knew I was done for my whole life! :D

Ada said...

You have a point. We don't teach them to roll over, or to eat. Dang...this is the first thing I actually have to do myself. No wonder I'm not looking forward to it AT ALL.

All I can think of is when I'm at the store and she says "i have to go" and I can't risk it even if she really doesn't have to go. So we have to leave the produce aisle & find the bathroom while we leave our food just out there in public alone. (gross) then she better go or you know me I'm going to be Flanagan mad. Ugh.
Diapers are so much easier. Grosser but easier.