Why didn’t anyone describe to me (in detail) the exciting adventure I was about to embark on? Why didn’t any of my mommy friends share the real hard facts about potty training? Or better yet, potty training MY child? Where were my Theta Moms when I needed to know the real deal?
There seriously should be a separate manual that gives new mommies an informative guide of the expected agony one will feel when going through this super fun process!
My son struggled from day one while trying to use that P-O-T-T-Y.
I had the little potty that would play music when he went pee-pee, but that didn’t last long. He was over that in like two days. (Yeah, that’s the one).
I tried the old “crumble the toilet paper-throw it in the big boy toilet-then try to aim at the paper balls” game, but that only lasted a whole hour. I even sprinkled Cheerios in the toilet and gave him little prizes when he aimed and scored.
But eventually, that all went down the toilet, too.
I just had to learn to let it roll.
Waiting…patiently….ever so patiently…for that magical day to come…Finally, at one point (which seemed like an eternity) he finally came around and decided (on his own time, of course) that he was ready and wanted to use the potty all by himself.
Yes, this was a defining moment Theta Moms.
Although I still needed the bag of Cheerios at an arms length and had to applaud him, even when he made only a few drops, he was going on his own!
It was a miracle.
But let’s not forget that through this enjoyable process, there were many days and nights in which he certainly added to my laundry load and it’s impossible to forget the hours of frustration I felt when he refused to go or even try. Yes, those days were certainly F-U-N.
And so after reaching the goal of going #1, aren’t you wondering how he managed to do #2?
Well, I’ll save that for another day…
I’m too busy letting it roll.