Thursday, October 23, 2008

"Poopie, Mama"

This morning Prince Charming called out to me, "Poopie, Mama." He was pointing to his bottom so I assumed he'd already done the deed and needed a clean diaper. He hadn't gone yet, so I pulled out his little potty chair and grabbed a pair of underwear.

I praised him, "Thank you for telling Mama. You are such a big boy. Let's put your Cars underwear on you. Then you can sit on the potty when you have to go."

I was ill prepared for his reaction. He wanted those underwear off and a diaper back on. But I am stubborn. I refused the diaper request. He was going to wear those underwear until he decided to use the potty chair. I went about my morning routine until one of the older boys called out for my help. I found this:

Prince Charming had lost the underwear. Squire thought it was disgusting to eat breakfast with his brother lurking in the buff . I removed him from the table and reminded him he needed to use the potty. A few minutes later I found this:Since we do not have a dog, one would think it is just a little spilled water, but when a two year old is standing over a puddle saying, "Uh oh, pobby." (that's potty in his language), you can no longer assume it is water.

This is the seventh, I repeat SEVENTH two year old, I have raised. You'd think I'd learn that they are more stubborn than I can ever be. He won. That 15 minutes of blissfully thinking my child would now be in underwear is just a vapor in the wind. We are back to using diapers.

I'll leave you with a little video showing the underwear reaction:

video



12 comments:

  1. Oh - so funny! Good luck with the potty training. I seem to get more relaxed about it with each child. Dannika was totally trained by the babysitter, thank heavens. Destiny... she may be doomed!

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  2. Oh I LOVED this! You and I both are women of unusual stamina...How else could we have signed up to poddy train so many little people :)!

    A big hug to you, Michelle!
    xxAmy

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  3. Too funny! And, oh, do I remember the days....

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  4. Good luck with the whole potty training thing! I love the picture of him on the table. I literally laughed out loud :)!!

    I'll experience the joys of potty training in a few years. I'm already dreading it :)!!

    Thanks for your comment on our site yesterday. Come back and visit anytime :)!!

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  5. I can so relate to this. I thought our youngest would never be potty trained!!! It is my least favorite part of being a mom. lol.

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  6. I hated the potty training stage! So glad it is you and not me going through it right now..lol!

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  7. Michelle, you are AMAZING!!!

    (7th potty training!!)

    WOW...

    Great post!!

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  8. Gosh after seven, you should have a potty training award!! Kids are so cool! Loved the video..he is so not ready for the big boy undies..maybe tomarrow or the next day..:)

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  9. Potty training is certainly not an easy task. We've been working on it for several months now.

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  10. Too cute...funny how he parked himself on the table. May God give you wisdom ...and patience...and mercy and grace!

    lol

    Kimmie
    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

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  11. Our two girls were easy, or maybe I just have a faulty memory. Potty training was about 25 years ago.

    You definitely haven't lost your humorous touch, dear Michelle.

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  12. I love it! LOL I am going through the same thing. Sam was going to the potty since 4 months old, with me taking him when I knew he was going to go. So I thought it would be easy. Nope, along the way he got a mind of his own and decided he would never use the potty again. The floor, yes. The diaper, sure. The couch? Yes. The Wii, yes.
    LOL

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