Monday, September 8, 2008

Potty training

Conventional wisdom: Begin potty training when your child shows signs of being ready, such as asking to go to the potty.

Amy wisdom: If I say, "Tinkle? Potty?" Mommy will let me go upstairs, where I can refuse to have anything whatsoever to do with the potty. But I am upstairs. Which is exactly where I wanted to be. Score: Me - 1, Potty training - 0.

10 comments:

Nowheymama said...

No doubt! Oh, how I wish we had a first-floor bathroom....

Chantal said...

Oh potty training. Fun times eh!

Jess said...

Wow. I really do not look forward to this part of the parenting process, I have to say.

LoriD said...

How do they learn to manipulate at such a young age?

Shelly said...

Ahahahaha!!! Too smart for her own good. Love it.

citizen of the world said...

Suddenly my teenager's surliness seems like ess of a problem. Or maybe I'm just saying that because I can't think straight with the sound of the FREAKING LOUD ELECTRIC GUITAR. Ahem. Sorry about that.

Katie said...

How is it that babies and toddlers have the ability to manipulate us, but we mature adults have lost the ability to manipulate them?!?! One of life's great mysteries.

Good luck with the potty training. Been down that road four times now and I've found the easiest way is to send them to grandma and let them come back trained. They'll do for her (and her Dove chocolate) what they won't do for me (and my Dove chocolate.) Go figure. I must be buying some knock-off Dove. Or something.

TheWeyrd1 said...

She has YOU on a reinforcement schedule...heh.

whatloknows said...

oh boy!!! the manipulation or control tug o war!


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