Sometimes, Potty Training Requires ALL CAPS

I realize posts containing actual written content have been a little sparse around here over the past month, and I would love to tell you that I’m enjoying this lovely summer by lounging on the beach and listening to the waves crash onto the shore, BUT that’s not the case.

You see, I’m drowning in urine. Wito’s urine, to be exact. It seems Wito can deposit his urine anywhere in the house BUT THE TOILET.

It’s pretty much all I’m thinking about at this point in time, and I had a feeling many of you would rather NOT hear about our potty escapades. Hence, the relative whoorl silence, BUT NOT ANYMORE. I am embarking on six weeks of posts about NOTHING but potty training, and I CAN NOT WAIT TO GET THINGS OFF MY CHEST. (For instance, why are you telling me you don’t need to go potty when you are squirming on the floor, sweating and holding your crotch?! NEWSFLASH: YOU NEED TO GO POTTY.)

(Sometimes, potty training requires ALL CAPS. You were so right, Yvonne.)

Luckily for many of you, it won’t be here. However, if you are currently being sucked into the peepee potty black hole or wonder what a mind-numbing kind of place that is, you might enjoy these posts.

See that cute little green box at the top of my sidebar? (I made that, by the way. ALL BY MYSELF. Sometimes, newly-acquired mad Photoshop skillz require ALL CAPS.) Click on that sucker and you’ll be sent directly to my completely rational and loving (haaaaaa) posts about potty training Wito. I hope to see you there.

Now, back to our regularly-scheduled shopping/wine-guzzling/Polaroid-taking/all things non-potty whoorl posts. Phew.

  1. Sam

    September 1, 2009 at 6:08 am

    I have 2 weeks before preschool and actually stopped typing two words into this because Ian was making the poopy face (no we did not make it). You have my sympathy and I wish you luck.

  2. kakaty

    September 1, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Um, good luck with that. My girl turns 3 in a month and while we are 95% pee trained (she forgets when she’s excited/busy – like at preschool) she is only about 50/50 on for the other stuff. And we’ve been at it since Memorial Day.

    What’s the school’s policy on “completely potty trained” because I used to work at a preschool with a rule like that and if after one week the kid was still having more then 3 accidents a week they were “furloughed” for a month. They got 2 chances then it was “see you next year!” I hate to be a Debbie Downer …I thought waiting until she was nearing 3 it would be easier. But, unless we are physically making her sit on the pot every 90 minutes, she tends to have several accidents a day. She just gets so distracted that she doesn’t notice the signals before it’s too late.

    I’ve gotten so sick of washing yucky undies that I stocked up on cheap, “irregular” undies at a discount store and just throw them out – cheaper then Pull-Ups! (but I’m assuming you are getting them for free)

  3. C @ Kid Things

    September 1, 2009 at 7:22 am

    My kid 3.5 and STILL not potty-trained. Considering I’ve done this once before, I should know what I’m doing SOMEWHAT, but no. NO IDEA.
    .-= C @ Kid Things´s last blog ..Not so Wild Kingdom =-.

  4. Kristabella

    September 1, 2009 at 7:56 am

    The idea of potty training makes me not want to have kids sometimes. Because when my niece was going through it ans kept having accidents I wanted to tell her “how do you not know you have to pee?”

    I don’t know if I have the patience.

    Good luck!

  5. Jora

    September 1, 2009 at 8:20 am

    If you haven’t come across Dr. Phil’s method for potty training (who knew he had one??), try it. It’s what worked for Charlie.
    .-= Jora´s last blog ..Thai Peanut Slaw a la Trader Joe’s. =-.

  6. Lindsey

    September 1, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Realize I know nothing because I have a 16 month old and we haven’t even thought about potty training…BUT…I was reading another blog the other day and she happened to go over how she potty trained her kids and I thought I would leave the link for you: http://www.mycharmingkids.net/2009/08/leftovers.html

    Maybe it will be helpful? I am dreading our own potty training…good luck to you guys!
    .-= Lindsey´s last blog ..JerkFaceBook =-.

  7. Amanda

    September 1, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Been there – twice. We potty-trained each of our boys in 2 DAYS. No lie. The first day was terrible, but by the end of day 2 it had clicked. I had to keep telling myself that each “accident” was a learning opportunity. Best of luck!

  8. sunny

    September 1, 2009 at 10:04 am

    you gotta bribe! and bribe!
    Boys don’t like independence – they’d wear diapers their whole life if they could. bribe with whatever you can and keep on bribing until the potty is a habit! ps: “meet Sarah our newest potty ambassador” put me into hysterics! That’s so awesome!
    .-= sunny´s last blog ..Heidi Klum & Scarlett Johansson inspired BALLERINA BUN using a bun shaper! VERY ELEGANT =-.

  9. cupcakes and cashmere

    September 1, 2009 at 10:40 am

    this is too funny. i had no idea potty training could be so tough…at least you have a good humor about it all!
    .-= cupcakes and cashmere´s last blog ..Happiness in Hudson =-.

  10. Kristen

    September 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

    It makes you wonder where they get the idea to pull it out of the leg hole to pee, but it gets stuck at a weird angle and now it’s hitting the back wall and the window, oops, now the sink and you’re screaming “Stop!!!” and he swings around to look at you and now you have urine running down your leg.

    Or when they have been up for an hour and a half in the morning and are still refusing to go after a dry night.

    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..If he wasn’t so hot, I’d kick his ass =-.

  11. Christina

    September 1, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Just wanting to empathize. I applaud those who do this successfully, because I’m beginning to think it cannot be done. Cannot. Let alone in two days? wth? Magic, I’m guessing. I’m simultaneously potty training two. kids. at. once. And my life right now IS IN ALL CAPS.


    Best of luck.
    .-= Christina´s last blog ..sahmbody: @tenthmuse "Appreciate me now and avoid the rush." – Ashleigh Brilliant. No. Really. It’s inspirational. For those around me. =-.

  12. andrea

    September 1, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Let me know if you want any assvice. We did it last fall and have been diaper free for almost a year now and I think I can finally talk about it without too much post traumatic stress coming back to the surface.

    Good luck!
    .-= andrea´s last blog ..Urban Cowboy =-.

  13. Kerri Anne

    September 1, 2009 at 11:48 am

    That Wito potty-training button is so cute. Cuter than drowning in pee, as it were. (GOOD LUCK, GODSPEED.)
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..On Birthdays And Bests =-.

  14. sarah

    September 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    we were potty trained, or so I thought, in the last week we have had accidents, it isn’t easy, hope things fall into place for you wito.
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..crazy busy =-.

  15. Suzanne Riffel

    September 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for a good laugh, everyone. Two things: 1. Go cold turkey on the diapers. It’s messier and more stressful, but ultimately you’ll be done faster. 2. Maintain a good sense of humor. My daughter peed in the “ball pit” at Gymboree during potty training. I was horrified at the time and now just laugh when I think back on it!

    Good luck!
    Suzanne Riffel, author of “The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers”