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My Kid Started Potty Training Himself

I am not one of those momma’s who was itching to potty train.  I always said when he asked to do it or turned 3, banking on the latter being the more possible of situations.

Figuring it would be a year before we pulled out the pull-ups, I have not read one article on potty training.  I haven’t contemplated potty seats or tips or tiny underwears.  Oh no, I simply kept buying diapers without a second thought as to their end.  I don’t even LIKE reading about potty training – I hate seeing potty training updates on Facebook, I never understood the celebration of a first potty poop.  Bodily functions of toddlers are just not something I spend my spare time on.

So when my toddler pulled off his diaper last night and said “pee pee,” I had no idea what to do.

Do I put the diaper back on him?  Do I take him to the toilet?

If I take him to the toilet, I’ll have to hold him on there because we have no tiny seat, no potty, no stool, nothing.

What if he poops?  Do I use toilet paper or wipes?

Do I reward him?

OH MY GOSH, I AM SO NOT PREPARED FOR THIS.

So I held my kid over the potty, he peed, we celebrated, and 30 minutes later, he asked to do it again.  Successfully.  Apparently my kid is potty training himself and I might be the luckiest mom in the universe.

p.s. I am well aware this could be a one-time fluke and we could be back to diaper-land by tomorrow.  But I’m going to roll with this for now.

photo credit: flickr

Beth Anne writes words & takes pictures on The Heir to Blair.
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