Potty Training Surprises

Potty training brings all sorts of surprises.

Some of these surprises are left in the kids play tent, some are left in the backside of droopy underwear, some are left lying on the floor and on a few happy occasions, some are actually left in the potty.

Seriously, who am I trying to fool? After potty training 4, I’ve seen it all…and smelt it all, and cleaned it all. Aren’t you proud of me? Wonder if I could use that in my resume should I decide to one day re-enter the work force?

Today while cleaning the kitchen after lunch, I put my very ‘regular’ son on his training potty. He’s so regular that I can predict that as soon as he’s finished eating his peanut butter & honey sandwich, he will slink out of his chair and quietly hide under the kitchen table to make his deposit, and we’re not talking about into my checking account.

So while I was cleaning, listening to music and talking to myself, (which is no biggy around here mom always talks to herself, and no one had better interrupt an adult when they’re talking)…..he scooted his potty chair from the bathroom, through the dining room, out the kitchen door, through the “school” room, and out onto the patio, in plain view of my neighbors!

Scooted it. Get the picture. Like a dog would scoot on their hiney.

One of my daughters who was enjoying her sandwich outside came running in yelling, “Mom, Justice is outside sitting on his potty!”

What? Huh?

Did he just scoot his potty seat right past me and out onto the patio? It makes a horrible high pitched squeal as it slides across the ceramic tile. How’d I miss that? I must have been having a really interesting conversation with myself.

I hate potty training.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01539881148022345267 Pilar

    Girl, you know I am right there with you. At least he took the potty chair, not like my daughter this morning, that after making us all excited with going in the potty chair, she went and hid in my room and left a number 1 and 2 for me to clean….. i am so frustrated i think I am about to give her the weekend off…
    One more reason not to have any more kids… 🙂 or working on a day care with 2-3 years old for that matter….. can you imagine potty training 10 kids all at the same time….. wow…..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04662751045378148853 TCKK

    That is too hysterical Nina!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04887884977787790642 Amrita

    But Nina , he looks so cute sitting on the throne.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11685930880024437696 Starla

    LOL! So cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14676054046469661994 Jennie

    Hello to my new “bloggy friend!”

    I am chuckling as I am getting ready to potty train child number 6 in the very near future.

    I do not not know if this post was inspiring or discouraging, 😉 but I had a good laugh!

    Thanks for sharing….

    Have a great weekend!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03832264175106257366 Rob and Deanna

    LOL What a Great mental picture! This little guy scooting around with his bum in a toilet. 🙂 I am potty training my 2 1/2 yr. old, so I can totally sympathize.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18439689700601562619 Dani Joy

    It´s potty training summer for you and Pilar. I can honestly say I do not envy you!! I put in my time potty training three boys though. I think they still need some training.

    Love the personal conversation. makes me feel normal or sane. jeje

    You da best!!!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06020464668223729326 Sandy Sellers

    Oh how I remember those days. That is a very potty training story that will be entertaining to tell his future wife one day. lol I remeber the most when I was finished with potty training. After 5 children being close together, I changed diapers for 12 solid years. I was so happy when I did not have to carry a diaper bag any more.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00448779296171184733 Mom

    That is hilarious… and that picture is even more so. I keep remembering (when I was there) what Michael said when he told you “we have to get him potty trained, this is like changing a 6yr old!”
    Yep, I would say your conversation with yourself was a good one. To bad you no longer keep baby books. This would have been a good one to write down.
    I’m sure it wont be long before the light goes on in his head and he will have the potty mastered.
    Good luck… Love you Mom

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07698171137809654840 The Hat Chick

    The look on his face is priceless. This will be a good photo to use when he is a teenager….

  • http://thedomesticfringe.wordpress.com/ thedomesticfringe

    SO FUNNY! My son once went on the front lawn (#1). My neighbor informed me. How did he get out of the house and pee on the front lawn without me knowing? I’m a terrible mother.

    Can’t believe you caught a picture! That’s great.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02357132033070346815 Betty

    LOL! I can´t even remember those days anymore,they´re so far gone…. 🙂
    Love your pic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04630288151385157311 Jill

    Oh, Nina, thanks for such a great laugh! The only good thing about potty training (aside from the hoped-for results) is that you can save these stories to threaten them with when they become teenagers! Hang in there!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10170754432538839962 Becka

    I’m about to fall out of my chair,,
    I’m not laughing at you, I’m laughing with you..!!
    you got to say THATS funny !!!

    I’m sorry, it will be over before you know it.

    love you girl,

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02591158813808768660 Janice: AKA Nanny

    That’s the cutest potty picture I have ever seen, it’s his PORTA-POTTY.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08234537905380897920 Marytoo

    In time everything becomes funny or forgotten…might as well be funny now!

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