Friday, July 23, 2010

Her Mother’s Daughter

I think the time has come to potty train Nut. Queue the foreboding music… Duh duh duh duuuuuh. We’ve given it the ol’ college try a few times but with no success. She LOVES wearing the Gerber training underwear, LOVES sitting on her potty, but never quite grasped the concept of actually peeing in it. She’d sit on it for ten minutes, get up, and promptly urinate on my floor within 90 seconds.  Lately though she has been throwing a fit whenever her diaper gets wet. She takes my face in her hands, gets nose to nose with me, pinches my cheek and hisses “Change the diaperrrrrr!” It’s kind of creepy, really. We are going through tons of diapers now that she demands to be changed the minute she’s wet. And since only 60 diapers come in her giant size 6 box, it’s getting a little pricey. It is apparent she is having mixed feelings about the whole thing though, check out this video I made a few minutes ago:

She was more interested in watching Sponge Bob than answering my stupid questions but oh well. Did you hear the hissing about breaking the couch?? Creepy, right??  She uses that tone to tell off the baby: “NOOOOO Reeeeeiiiddd! You go pay wit Mama!” And the dog: “Noooo Mo! Get back in cage NOW!” For the life of me I could not figure out where she picked that up….. that is, until I stormed up to her bedroom for the 47th time last week to scold her for playing when she was supposed to be in her bed taking a nap. As I stood outside her gate and did the whole “You get your little rear back in that bed RIGHT NOW and DO NOT get out of it again or you are in BIG TROUBLE young lady, do you UNDERSTAND ME?”  thing, it hit me: She learned it from me.  Ya know, that Mommy whisper yell where you don’t really open your mouth or take a breath and just kind of hiss through your teeth? Yeah. Holy balls. I’ve created a monster.

Needless to say, when faced with the task of potty training her, just the thought exhausts me. She has a mind of her own and does whatever she wants, with no fear of consequence. Notice that she’s wearing a long sleeved Tinkerbell jammie shirt in that video? Not my idea. It’s 96 degrees out today and I dressed her in a cute tank. She added the PJ top herself and refuses to take it off. So this potty training thing? Wish me luck. I’m gonna need it.


  1. I remember potty training, and I do NOT miss it. On the upside, your son will be a breeze when his turn comes since boys are easier in general & you'll be experienced.
    Good luck!!

  2. Ah, I don't envy you this at all! When they are ready, it's a cake walk, when you force them, it sucks. So, hopefully, she'll be ready and willing and it'll be a breeze! Cute video!

  3. Love the video!! She is such a cutie.. Good luck with the potty training!

  4. Awwww!! Good luck!! I'm not even looking forward to potty training. At least I have a year or so.

    Just wanted to say thanks for leaving me some comment love on The life of Rylie and Bryce too. Today was my first guest post and it was great reading such sweet comments. I'm your newest follower and look forward in getting to know you through your posts in the future!

  5. Cute video! I love when you told her to look at you and she said "Cheeese". So cute!

    Good luck with the potty training. Luckily it was easy for us, so I don't really have any advice. (Not that you asked for it. LOL) But I agree with Carol...when they are ready, it is a "cake walk". I figure since my first was so easy, I'll be paid back with the second. Hopefully Nut will pick it up quickly. If she hates for her diaper to be wet, it sounds like she will.

    I hope you guys are having a great weekend!

  6. She is so cute. I know how you feel about potty training. I have twin boys that I need to start training soon. I am really not looking forward to it.