It feels like everyone is doing it, I am fighting peer pressure to avoid it, yet I also know the reality is I need to do it.
There is a reason as to why I have waited so long to join in…
I simply dislike pooh, and I have rather similar feeling about wee.
So whenever BB and I engage in a conversation about potty training the end conclusion is pretty much the same. She is happy in nappies, I am happy changing nappies (it is a controlled mess) and we both don’t see the need to change.
But I do appreciate that she may get the occasional funny look if I have to come at lunchtime when she is at school to give her a quick wipe down and change; so I am guessing at some point between now and 2014 I am going to have to show her what the loo is all about.
But I remember…
I remember toilet training the twins, popping out to the supermarket suddenly involved taking a small holdall. A fold up seat, a travel potty with a bag to catch shite in, two changes of clothes (per child) sweets as a reward, more pants for failing. A spare pair of jeans for me, always included after one of them pittled down my leg in Pizza Express. Wipes, new toddler hand wipes, hand gel, and a small towel to put on the car seat; just in case.
If my memory serves me rightly we lived like this for over a month. I am scarred by that month.
I can also never forget the time when we were in the cafe in Debenhams on a Saturday lunchtime and we thought we had potty training sorted.
What fools we were…
Twin girl hoped down from her chair between courses and shrieked with delight as she saw yummy chocolate balls rolling on the floor. Twin boy beamed as he shook them out of his shorts, I screeched as I saw twin girl bend to retrieve one and luckily prevented her from ingesting her twins outpourings!
This post was meant to get my head in gear to start the dreaded training…
I think I’ll wait another month.
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