Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Woe's Of The Pee Pee Princess And The Sleepy Queen: Guest Post by The Momisodes


Woe's Of The Pee Pee Princess And The Sleepy Queen

It's an honor that, my first guest blog spot is on Peanut Layne. When Karen at Baking In A Tornado said she was helping out, it was just natural for me to offer a hand. Peanut Layne is an awesome blog, so I hope that this doesn't take away from it's awesomeness. If you are stumbling upon this blog for the first time, please don't judge it based on my post, k?

First thing's first.....My name is Sarah and I'm the owner of The Momisodes, a blog where I talk about my life as a stay at home mom to 8 year old boy/girl twins and a 3 year old little girl. It's the 3 year old you'll get to meet today!

We started potty training last month. Well, if you want to get technical, we started trying to potty train at about 18 months, but back then, she was more interested in eating out of her potty chair (I kid you not, there is a video of her giving my husband cereal that she had stored in the potty bowl!). We held on to that darn chair for a year until we realized she just WAS NOT going to use it.


By this time, we realized she was intensely interested in Mickey Mouse....more Minnie than anyone, so we bought her a Minnie Mouse potty chair that said "Hip, Hip HOORAY" when you pushed the handle down.

SHE WAS TERRIFIED OF THE THING!

I swear, thinking she was going to have to sit on it sent her into a panic that had her snotting and crying her eyes out, trembling and huddling into a corner. She was absolutely PETRIFIED to sit on it, or any potty.

Great...I was going to have THAT kid.


Let me backtrack a little here and tell you that I did not potty train my twins. Day care potty trained my daughter A. She was about 3.5 when we ditched diapers and almost 4 when she stopped wearing a pull up to bed. My son, S, was potty trained at about 4 years old..maybe 4 and 1 month. My Dad potty trained him and he went another month until he wasn't wearing a pull up at all. So, to say I had no idea what I was doing would be a fair statement.

Fast foward to October of 2012 and I say "Ya know what C, we are going to do this potty thing!" So we tried and she did it about half and half. Then in November, we stopped wearing diapers during the day and she went potty, for the most part, about 75% of the time. In December, we didn't buy ANY diapers and she just started wearing panties at night.

She MIGHT have an accident about 4 times a month now. Unless she has tummy troubles, she makes it to the potty all the time during the day. Night time.....once she has woken me up to take her potty. IF she pees the bed, you'd think that she'd just shot herself in the foot. She will wake up SCREAMING and saying "I pee my bed!!!" The poor thing….

Last night, she had an accident, so I did the sleeping mom shuffle (it WAS 2 in the morning) to her room and she was trembling and just crying her little eyes out. I'm not sure how much she'd peed, but it wasn't a whole lot. You'd have thought she'd seen a ghost or something. I think it's more an embarrassment thing than anything. I stripped her bed (a few weeks ago, we switched her to a twin size bed and I had the foresight to put a garbage bag under her...I'm smart like that!) and did the shuffle back to my room to get the spare sheet, put it on and she just jumped up in the bed and went back to sleep like it was nothing.

Me? I tossed and turned.

Needless to say, I'm exhausted this morning....but hey, she's well rested right?



4 comments:

  1. Every month that I inch closer to potty training I read a dozen more posts about the horrors of it. Do diapers come in a size 15?!?! Great post!

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  2. I love you, and I love everything about your post, but I may have to seek help after seeing that pic of your daughter eating out of the potty . . .

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  3. Picture perfect potty purpose right there

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  4. Ah sweet memories. The day I got rid of that changing table exceeded my wedding day in terms of sheer joy. Good luck!

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