(Background: our toddler saves her best conversations for when she's on the toilet!) Toddler goes to sit down on toilet. "Can I please have one of dad's magazines to look at?" Me: "Are you going to go poop?" Toddler: "Yeah. Can I have one of the magazines with stories in it? The ones with goffigger … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: More Toilet Talk
Seriously, what it is with kids and poop? Why are they so obsessed with it? Talking, seeing, thinking ... it's always on my 3yo's mind! She asks me (why???), "Do you want to poop in my hands, mama?" (There was no prompting here, no talking about poop before this ... we weren't even in the … Continue reading Is Every Child Obsessed With Poop? Or Just Mine?
I'd call my 3yo potty trained, but she still has accidents (okay ... I'm almost 33 and ... I admit it, I've had an accident from time to time ... okay, maybe it's genetic ... oh shit what I have done to this child?!) occasionally. Very occasionally (you go, girl!). Pee I can deal with. Poop? … Continue reading Never Ever Could I Handle Cloth Diapers!
Long ago, the thought of someone peeing on my furniture was an abstract worry ... and certainly something that other mothers were dealing with, but not me ... until my child actually does it. Now I look around my living room and just see places where my she's peed, shining so bright at me like … Continue reading Just Another Pee Story – Thank You, Toddler!
For every parent, I think there comes a time during potty training when you walk into your bathroom and realize, no matter how carefully you clean after your toddler has used the bathroom, that your toilet just smells like piss. What the hell is it going to take to make our bathroom smelling fresh again? … Continue reading Potty Training Fail – My Toilet Reeks!
The potty training saga continues ... and now it's combined with a bit of refusing to nap. Today was the several-th time in the past two weeks my darling toddler has peed and/or pooped while "trying to fall asleep." Theory from husband and I? She's rebelling against having to take a nap by messing up … Continue reading If My Toddler Were an Adult, Part 2 – Peeing
One of the worst experiences in motherhood (aside from illnesses, injuries, etc. - the REALLY serious stuff) is getting two steps from the top of the stairs on your way to pick up your toddler from her nap (even though she was just awake the whole time) and you smell It. Poop. That unmistakably rotten … Continue reading Toddler Poop Experiences, Take 17
My 3yo drinks steadily throughout the day, yet somehow she can go two hours while playing without needing to pee but needs to go four times within an hour when it's bedtime. Warped time, warped bladder, or a toddler who already knows how to game us??!
Our latest water bill was almost 50% higher than the previous one. It's the height of summer ... yet rather than point to higher lawn and garden watering, I blame our toddler. Between her now using the toilet (1.6 gallons per flush!) and spending approximately 34 minutes washing (and washing, and washing...) her hands afterward, … Continue reading If My Toddler Only Paid the Bills
Forget labor, forget those first few times breastfeeding, forget trying to get your toddler to use a g**da** utensil ... hands down, the hardest task as a parent (so far) is potty training. Gross. Frustrating. Tiring. Long. Seemingly hopeless. Kid, it's just a potty! You won't have to get your diaper changed again - rejoice! … Continue reading I’m in parenting hell, and it’s called potty training…. #pottytraining #justdoit