Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Potty Time Across the USA*

We had a playdate here this morning. Just me and a bunch of moms and their toddlers. For those of you wondering, that means six two-year-olds running around the Land of Bean. All of whom are in various stages of potty training.

Is it any wonder then that the most popular spot in the house was the bathroom. While one kid sat on the toilet, up to three others circled him, like a venue of vultures**, peering between his legs and, in my daughter's case, stripping down to nothing, in preparation for her turn.

There was hand clapping and cries of GOOD JOB! There was roll upon roll of toilet paper unraveling. There were, and I don't think I'm exaggerating here, HUNDREDS of toilet flushings.

I'm not sure how many #1's actually took place. And I'm certain there were no #2's. But let me tell you. If we could package that enthusiasm, we'd have those kids potty trained overnight.

* Sing this to Booty Time from the classic film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane starring the obscene but strangely appealing Andrew "Dice" Clay. The song starts at 55 seconds.

**I had to look this up. Thus ends your vocabulary lesson for the day.

15 comments:

  1. I am cracking up at Sophie stripping down in enthusiastic preparation for her turn. Little Bit has taken to sitting (while clothed) on Bub's potty. He doesn't do anything, but it's really cute!

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  2. Oh let's hope peer pressure does the trick for Sophie!

    Summer ain't having none of it. She is in love with her diapers...[[sigh}}

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  3. Ah, the joy of potty training.

    I do not miss those days at all.

    Good luck to you, though.

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  4. That is so funny, I can just picture that scene in your bathroom, lol!

    And I love love LOVE Andrew Dice Clay! ha ha ha! Badda bing! Badda boom! Badda Bang!

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  5. Alli would be sad if she knew she missed the great potty party!!

    Fantastic story and told so well. I can just see the toddlers circling like vultures.....too funny.

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  6. LOL! I'm sure that was a sight! My 20 month old niece is potty training and went "pee pee in da potty" a few nights ago. You would have thought that she won the olympics.

    I don't know if I'm jealous or relieved that no one cheers for me like that when I leave the bathroom. {I am now giggling like mad at the idea.LMAO!}

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  7. We've been "pottying" hard around here lately, too. N. has decided she wants to wear underpants almost all the time, and while I don't want to discourage it, wish she would actually do more business in the potty. I have enough laundry to do around here as it is.

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  8. Hurray! Have you read the book Potty Train Your Child in One Day? It recommends a potty party. We did it, but not with other kids. I hope it goes better for you than it is going for us!

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  9. I love the 31's and #2's...ROFLMAO!!! Whew at least it's only 1 and not 6 over here!!!

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  10. I don't understand the joy of the bathroom either. My kids all circle around the toilet too.

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  11. Ahhh, the joys of potty training.
    I have been trying to do that with my 2 for what seems like years....oh wait, I have been. LOL

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  12. It seems like forever ago when we were doing those same things. And now. I have Katie addicted to LOST and looking up online where she can get tshirts with the numbers or posters of Sawyer. I am thinking I need to blog about our adventure at Sams and all the numbers that were there!

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  13. When I was in college, I worked PT at a childcare center, in the toddler room. The potty was big, big news - whenever someone used the potty, it was a source for gossip among the other kids. "Hey, Jilly, did you hear? Jo jo pee peed on the potty!" "Jo jo pee peed? NO!" "Yes! Right there! IN the potty!" "Jo Jo, good job, hurray!"

    I loved it.

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