Willful, indeed.


My third installment of our adventure in potty training land (read: hell) is up at Pull-Ups Central. Feel free to read about how Wito’s actions caused a potty training expert to use the phrase, “Oh, dear.” Very promising, that kid!



  1. I’m sorry, but I have never heard of a member of this family ever having a problem sitting on the toilet. Indeed, the hardest part generally is getting us off it and usually only occurs when the reading materials run out (including the shampoo labels, magazine pull out tabs, and serial numbers on $20 bills).

    I think D is squarely to blame for this set back.

  2. Good luck to you. I remember being obsessed training my two boys. What worked for me was to let them run around buck naked (I have wood floors) and they could sense when they had to go. That, and not leaving the house because…well, I was obsessed. Once they mastered the nakedness, we moved onto underwear and then pants. Did I mention I barely left the house for awhile?

  3. Every time I think I might want to have another kid, I read something like this. I DO NOT miss potty training. Good luck and try and say sane. Or at least sober. On second thought, forget sober.

  4. I saw this article in Slate today and thought IMMEDIATELY of your situation and how things turned around (hopefully for the best) since you’ve taken this approach.


  5. I’m pulling for you, Whoorl! Oh that wittle Wito sure is willful.
    Not to start controversy but why do preschools demand that tots
    are already finished with potty training? sometimes its a work in progress, ya know?
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