Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Aw Crap!

Literally. Have you ever heard the term "S**t happens"? Well, evidently when you are potty training a toddler, it happens all over the floor. Toddler has not quite learned to run to the potty when he needs to go, and since we are using the bare-bottom method it was inevitable that some of his messes would be, well, messy. Today he was downstairs watching a show when I hear him say "Uh-oh". I go downstairs and he has a handful of baby wipes, trying to wipe poop off himself, smearing it on even more in the process. Then he takes a step backwards, into a pile of it and starts crying. I grab the wipes to try to clean it up when I realize there is a trail of it around the coffee table, it's all over Baby's feet because he obviously walked through it creating the trail, and there's no way wipes are going to be enough for the mes. I grab both boys and put them in the tub to spray them off, and scrubbed the carpet. I made sure not to be mad at Toddler because I don't want to make him hate potty training more, and just told him we'll try to make it to the potty next time. Now that I look back it is slightly funnier, but I must say this potty training thing is not all it's cracked up to be. Diapers are much easier!

9 comments:

Stacey said...

Oh no,I'm sorry Kara! Those kind of messes are the worst,especially when your baby steps in it too! Yucky!

Lorie said...

Sorry Kara, that is no fun. My twins have been taking off their diapers and getting the poop all over the place and I am not even potty training them ...yet. Things like this make me know they are ready so I am reading books and trying to prepare them. Cleaning up those messes are no fun at all. I want to say something about your last statment: " Diapers are so much easier!" Yeah they may be easier but just think about the money you will save after there are no more diapers, thats what I am trying for! Good luck! I hope today goes better! (((HUGS)))

Beth said...

Ughhh, that sounds awful! I am in awe you were able to control your temper (which I know is so important when you're potty-training!) -- you are a great mama!

Kate said...

*HUGS* to you . . . I'm sorry your adventures in potty training are a little . . . crappy . . . right now

Michelle said...

Uh oh is right. That's amazing you could keep your cook. I'm not sure I would. lol Diapers are easier, but being potty trained is cheaper. :D Keep it up! He'll do it soon!

Dawn said...

Wow, that stinks! (Literally! LOL) I didn't know you use cloth?! It has to be a bit harder to go from cloth to underwear. Hopefully he remembers next time he has to potty! (How close to 3 is he?)

Michelle said...

Amazing you could keep your COOL. Not cook. LOL

Lorie said...

Here is a post about potty training I read today, man there sure are a lot lately! Must be potty training time!

http://homeschoolblogger.com/NeverAlone/332557/

Kara said...

Lorie- I read that too, I've seen a lot lately too which is why I got the idea to start lol, it's been good to see all the tips.

Today is going MUCH better! He's actually using it without me asking him to.