Friday, October 30, 2009

can i make a confession?

alright. i have a confession. and i am totally waving my brat flag with this one, but it's my blog and if i want to whine about something, i'll whine. sorry. anyway, here it is. i.hate.potty training. not the actual practice of teaching them to go on the toilet. the actual part when they use the toilet instead of diapers and pull-ups. i think it sucks. i know, i know. most people are thrilled to bits once their kids are trained. me...not so much (i warned you that i was being a brat here, didn't i?).
wanna know what's worse. cara trained herself. with no encouragement from her parents. in fact, when i think about it, it was kind of with discouragement from her parents. you know...all five kids are in target with you because you just had to buy milk before you go home and cara, who is wearing a pull-up, decides she has to go to the bathroom. imagine yourself and five kids in a bathroom stall (not even the handicap stalls hold that many people). now imagine trying to convince all five kids not to touch anything. see...discouragement. sadly, caroline's will prevailed and she is trained.
what i hate is the whole not-able-to-do-it-by-herself thing. every time she has to go to the bathroom means i, too, have to go to the bathroom. if we're out somewhere, it means everyone who is with me also has to go to the bathroom. it also means that every time we are out somewhere, we have to go to a bathroom. when was the last time you had to go to the bathroom in a place that doesn't necessarily provide public bathrooms? let me tell ya something...it ain't pretty. the way i see it, it's kind of a big hassle. i know, i know. listen to me "waaaaah! my life is so hard. my kid is potty trained. waah!" but. like i said, it's my blog. i can whine if i want to.
looks like i gotta run now. apparently, cara has to go to the bathroom. again.

7 comments:

  1. This is why they should wait to be trained when they go to college.

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  2. I'm feelin ya on this one. my max is now 9 and it never fails he must pee in every public location we are in. target, restaurants, grocery store. i don't like him to go alone because i am paranoid of crazed bathroom lurkers and he refuses to go in the ladies room. luckily he has older brothers who will begrudgingly take him...but then i 'owe' them. i am equally afraid to make him hold it too...because that could be catastrophic on the off chance he really HAS TO GO....

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  3. I never thought about it that way, since my kiddo came into my life when he was 8 and well potty trained. But it makes sense...that would be a huge hassle!

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  4. Thanks for scaring me lady! Ah ha ha ha

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  5. Seriously Grant is the same way....Five years old...I have to stand outside! God forbid his mama see's him from the waste down even though he streaks through the house naked. Seriously bathroom stuff sucks no matter the age!

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  6. well potty trained. But it makes sense...that would be a huge hassle! Work from home India

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  7. Oh I ma so with you! I have just started potty training my boys so I know. I take it that your girls are twins? Great to meet you and greetings from South Africa.

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