My Kid Started Potty Training HimselfBeth Anne Ballance
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