Thursday, August 16, 2007

Potty, Potty, Potty

So, I know that everyone says it's so much easier once the kids start going potty.

Am I the only one that thinks that diapers aren't so bad? They're quick, for the most part you can change them at your convenience--or at least wait til you find a good place to change them. We've gotten pretty good at the occasional standing-up changes and pants-on changes, too. No sweat. Even the nine-wipers we can handle with the ease of an expert.

Perhaps it's because I don't think diapers are all that bad. Or maybe it's that we struggled so much just to get Ty and who knows if we have more kids in our future, that I'm not in a real big rush to see him grow up. Whatever the reason, I have not pushed potty training. Or even really encouraged it. He's not even three yet, why mess up a routine that we've got down pat? But ever since we got back from our vacation, Ty has really been into the whole potty thing. He's basically potty training himself. We just go along for the ride. And I've got to tell you-this ride is like being in the back seat of a speeding van on a windy, hilly road with all the windows up, after eating a big helping of Grandma's potato salad that has sat out in the sun for a few too many hours.

Every little peepee. We're talking every drop! I know about it. Every little boof leading up to every big load drop--I'm right there, cheering him on! The fascination with it all. The special wipes, the blue toilet water that turns green when he pees, the pull-ups, the spills, the waiting on the pot, the straining, the waiting, the false alarms, the waiting, the poo on the seat because he was too excited to flush that he forget to let me wipe. It all kinda grosses me out!! And it's not so convenient.

Don't get me wrong. I'm happy to do it. (Well, at least resigned to it) But I have yet to see the fruits--er, the good fruits--of all the labor. And let's just be honest here: it takes years for boys to get accurate in their aim. I'm going to be dealing with pee on the seat and floor for a while to come.

So, while other moms get excited for the switch, it is with a little sadness and some annoyance that I say goodbye to Luv's Blue's Clues Size Six, and say hello to Diego Underpants. Go Diego, Go!

7 comments:

  1. I'm with you, Sal. What's the big rush? It's not like they're going to go to kindergarten in diapers. They'll make the switch when they're ready. Unfortunately for you, it sounds like Tyler is ready. Good luck!

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  2. Andrea12:34 AM

    I HATED the whole potty-training thing. Spencer is STILL doing his Pull-Ups. He's decided that he likes them better than the underwear!!! I hope that he'll learn sometime. Oh, and I'm working for Dr. Foutz now, and LOVE it!!!! The nicest guy.

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  3. Sally, you kill me!!! Those are my sentiments exactly. Summer will be 3 on Sept. 9 and has absolutely NO interest in potty training. And honestly, I'd rather clean yuckies off her bum than off my carpet....

    Good luck to us both!!

    And thanks for the words of encouragement re: enrichment. I DO remember the hike to the Y and count it among some of my fondest college memories!

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  4. Oh, and I meant to ask if I can put you on my sidebar. Can I??

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  5. So I just found a link to your blog on Jessi's blog. When you commented on hers about "freshman ward in Wells Hall" I thought, "no way".
    I don't know if you remember me, but I lived in F Smith Hall and we were in the same ward. I remember you and how fun and happy you were. I found Jessi's blog through her sister Audra who was in my ward in HOUSTON of all places!
    But we just moved to WA about the same time you moved to the Woodlands.
    Anyway, it was fun to catch up with you via your blog. if you get a chance you can check out mine www.emmalg.blogspot.com Enjoy! Glad to have found an old friend!

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  6. Suz-no kidding! Thanks for your support!

    Andrea-Cuz! Glad you're enjoying your job. I thought you decided not to take it? How was your trip home?

    Jessi-Ty and Summer are only a month apart. And I would love it if you put me on your sidebar! I already put you on. Hope that's okay.

    Emma-I totally remember you! Crazy that we just missed each other in Houston! I didn't know Audra had been here, too. I saw on your blog that your husband is in his residency. I bet it has been a long few years for you guys! I'm glad you found me. If it's okay I'll put your blog on my sidebar, too, so I'll visit regularly.

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  7. Sorry, I have nothing to say about potty training, although my nephew can present me with some pretty ripe diapers!

    I found you via a like interest in BYU Football, I think it was that. But what I noticed is you love Mt. Dew too!

    By the way, you are invited to join the LDS Blog Webring I set up. You may do by going to my blogspot, locating the webring on the righthand side of the page and clicking on Join. Hope to see you come aboard.

    Be sure to insert the code on your blogspot right after signing up or it halts the progression of the webring as people click on next.

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