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Close Only Counts In Horseshoes, Not In Potty Training

Poop Happens…Today, it happened when I was not looking…

Potty Training

Close, but no cigar…that potty got PRETTY lucky! Our cat approached the evidence and was confused. That was one impressive poop for a little girl. I was kind of jealous, not going to lie.

I’m no “potty pusher”; however, my daughter has been genuinely interested in going on the potty like her crazy mom for awhile now. I’ve let her guide me at her own pace; she is only 17 months old. I noticed when she was 14 months that she started to want out of the bath tub sooner than normal. She would stand up and pee. In turn I introduced her to Mr. Potty after “tubby time” and my amazing Pee Pee in the Potty dance. FYI-I’ve got killer dance moves. Sometimes, I think she just wants to see me bust a move so she pretends to have to potty.

Last Friday she Doogie Howser MD’ed in the potty 3 times. The first was because she was turning a violent shade of red so I plopped her down on it-and presto. The second one she wanted the lollipop I bribed her with. The third one I practically caught in my hand-but still counts. That was the first time I had to clean up #2 in the potty. ICK!

I was beyond excited and proud of my little “potty animal” for making #2 somewhere close to her throne. I will ALWAYS teach my children that even though in some people’s eyes “almost doesn’t count” in my eyes, it is the effort that matters. And I give this an A+ for effort!

  1. Motherhood on the Rocks Reply
    Oh no! lol I'll be potty training soon. NOT looking forward to that!
    • Marissa Reply
      Hopefully I will have some tips for you! We have just started and it isn't that bad...kind of like a small dog! LOL! Best of luck to you!
  2. Linda Reply
    Girl you are too funny--great web page
    • Marissa Reply
      Thanks so much Linda! You know how much fun it is with a little one around!
  3. gail Reply
    great photo too funny. practice makes perfect.as a teacher, i always reward the effort. every child masters things in their own good time, we can only continue to encourage and guide their progress in their development. hope things all come out in the right place in the future. keep up the good work mom and daughter.

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