For the Record

May 29, 2008

For the record, James is not yet potty trained. He is, however, trained to sing songs on the potty, lie about pooing in his Sponge Bob underpants, pee on our front steps, and sop up his own messes with a washcloth.

Want to hear my new potty training philosophy? Okay, great. It goes like this: 'Wet your pants all you want. But eventually, your girlfriend will mind.'

I know I wasn't happy when Jared accidentally whizzed on my forearm back in 2001.

15 comments:

Lindsey said...

I think we need a little more background on the Jared story...

akshaye said...

Very effective!

Bahston Beans said...

Maybe if Jared finishes his potty training, it will inspire James!

Sue said...

Heh. I'm sure Jared will be thrilled by this post ;>

I just make my kids go naked when we're potty training. Saves time.

Hurricane said...

Went we were potty training my daughter, we would give her all the juice boxes that she wanted....had her run around in just a sun dress and no underwear and tell her that she better not pee on the carpet or sofa ;-) we would put her on the potty and she would get 1 mini M and M for pee and 2 for number 2...eventually she caught on :-)

I am at at a loss for advice on Jared ;-)

Megan said...

Perfect post to finally comment on! Because I've been peeing MY pants laughing at your blog for about a month now. (I'm not joking I've had four kids!) This is Sean and Megan from up North seriously you keep us in stiches. It's so fun to 'see' you guys.

Hilary said...

Three year old not toilet trained? No biggie. Jared peeing on you? I'd say urine big trouble!

Grandma said...

Time for Jared to have his say! And I wondered if you'd tell that James was only playing the music! I thought he was super-successful,too!

Marc and Megan said...

LOL! You crack me up! If it makes you feel any better, my four-year old nephew isn't potty trained yet either. My sister's philosophy is to use kindergarten as the motivation for him to figure out how to use the toilet. On the plus side, at least he can tell you when he has a poopy diaper to be changed. :)

Maraiya said...

My potty training technique - works every time - do anything you want until you, the parent, are ready to rip your hair out and run naked screaming into the woods. At this point, your child will say, "Oh, is that all you want?" and will promptly begin peeing in the potty. Amazing but works every time. (with my 3 anyway)

Our Story: said...

"...but eventually, your girlfriend will mind..." is EXACTLY my philosophy about all the annoying/nasty/strange stuff (not saying *your* kid's stuff is annoying or whatever) *my* kids do!

...a lurker :)

Our Story: said...

(referring to the previous comment...)

Sigh. That's an old Blogger ID name, and it sounds so lame if you don't know me. My name's Jadine. I'm a lurker and live in Texas. Now, how do I change my Blogger ID?...

Our Little World said...

Nice Amy! Poor Jared. And NO! I can't believe T is 3!!! Oh how fast it's gone. You know how I "potty trained" him? I didn't! After A was born (he was 28 months), I gave him underwear and said, "yep, you are going on the potty now! you're a big boy!" after a few days of hit and miss (literally) we were good. He still wears dippies to bed b/c he takes a sippy, but has been using the potty ever since just fine. However, I always keep a spare pair of bottoms in the care "just in case" and that "just in case" has come in handy. Good luck mama!

Julianne said...

Great philosophy.

My secret to potty training my son was boxer shorts. They worked like a charm.

Team Ayres said...

I was going to try with Zac this summer. Is it really that hard? I heard it was harder with boys, but you're really scaring me!
PS WE MISS YOU GUYS!! YOUR BLOG IS SOOOOOOO FUNNY