Potty Like a Rock Star


Friday, October 23, 2009

For a little while, Ella (now 20 months) has shown interest in the big potty. She’s curious to watch me “tinkle” (TMI?). She thinks it’s hysterical to unroll the toilet paper. She’s really interested in the flushing of the toilet.

Of which she’s just learned to do.

(Fantastic.)

When I picked her up from “school” (pre-preschool) on Wednesday she was wearing her back up pants.

Uh. Oh.

On the way out, I was reading her daily report and they informed me that three different times Ella went (by herself) to sit on the potty. Lucky for me I had just that very day purchased a board book about potty training.

(Coincidence? I think not…)

So that evening, right before bed, we sat down to read the potty book. Except something wasn’t right. Every time the word potty was in the book, it came out of my mouth party, which made the story go something like this:

Learning to party can be hard, but it can also be fun.
You can party like the big kids when the learning time is done.

Just watch as I teach you with your dolly Sue.
She sits on the party and you can sit there, too!

When your dolly has partied she flushes the water away.
Now she is happy and ready to go outside to play!

Going party can be fun. Learn and you will see.
Once you know how to do it, it is as easy as can be.

So practice sitting on your party a little every day.
And when you learn to use it, we will cheer a big “Hooray!”

I can’t imagine why (at the end of the book) the only page Ella showed interest in was the one with the balloons on it.

I mean, what’s a potty without balloons?!?

3 Responses


  • Michelle // // Reply

    And now the fun begins. :)

    Three months ago Harper used the potty for a week straight. Then she stopped. Now she will decide on the coldest (meaning the most clothing on) and busiest days that she simply must wear her Abby Caddaby undies. Then she'll refuse to use the potty, but will tell me she wet the floor and will wipe up with toilet paper. All day long. I am so. over. this.

  • WritRams // // Reply

    UGH! I feel you. I'm so NOT ready. She is, but I'm not LOL!

  • Schooling Me on Poop and Pee — Real Life with Kids // // Reply

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