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11 Crazy Things Parents Say While Potty Training

by Sasha Brown-Worsham on February 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM

potty trainingPotty training is a very strange thing for most parents. We are just getting used to caring for a person who doesn't know how to avoid pooping in their pants when all of a sudden, we are solely responsible for teaching them to go in a toilet. And it's a competition.

Oh yes, did you not realize that? If you have a 3-year-old who isn't potty trained, get ready for the judgment, the stares, and the rudeness. It's enough to make any parent crazy.

So it's no wonder that we DO go a little nuts. And even once your little darling is potty trained, it isn't all smooth sailing from there. Oh no. You still have years to go before you can believe with 100 percent certainty that your little one won't have an "accident." And then there's college. The whole process can be pretty absurd and you can find yourself saying things you NEVER thought you would utter. I asked around and got 11 things said in potty training that would sound simply insane anywhere else. Here they are:

1.) "Regardless of how much fun you're having, you have to get up if you need to go to the bathroom."

2.) "No you cannot bring your dinner water and toys into the bathroom with you."

3.) "Since we are going on a Disney cruise and swimmy diapers are not allowed in the main pool (only the baby pool), I have been really ramping it up. Lately, she has been getting it so the other day I said, 'Yay, you won't poop in the pool and Goofy won't get mad at you!'"

4.) "You don't need toilet paper once you are finished. Please leave the roll alone. Oh wait, if you did that, then you do need toilet paper."

5.) "The dog cannot help you at all in here."

6.) "Lean forward and aim down!" (Yes, more than one direct hit to the face.)

7.) "See Daddy's pooping on the potty, and honey, show him it when you are done!"

8.) "No, your pee doesn't go down to the Tooth Fairy."

9.) "Please don't eat that." *Speaking to my daughter with a turd in her hand raising to her mouth.

10.) "Please stop trying to pick up the 80-pound dog. She doesn't need to sit on the potty."

11.) "That's okay honey, sometimes daddy doesn't make it in time either."

Have you said any of these to your child?

 

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  • Evaly...
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    EvalynCarnate

    February 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    "You can only have TWO m&ms if you POOP!"

    "Ok...maybe you DO need that much tp"

    "Yay!!! That IS a big poop, sweetie! Good job!" 

     

    :-p


  • jalaz77
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    jalaz77

    February 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM
    I have said "Eff it, I am done" said this every time!!
  • Tabbi...
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    Tabbie Porter

    February 22, 2013 at 2:12 PM
    I say #4 a lot. I have twin boys and they seem to think they need TP after they pee. But golly if they poop they don't want it! LOL I also say "keep your pants on!" a lot. They seem to think they need to strip their clothes off when they use the toilet lol. Drives me nuts!
  • nicke...
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    nickellmomof2

    February 22, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    My 3yr old DS told me he pooped a lizard...and that he poops on a turkey sandwich.  

    As for me, I think the wierdest thing I've said is "no boys shake it and girls use tp, so leave the tp alone and shake your bug"  yes, he calls his penis a bug...idk why.  lol


  • MommyOf2
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    MommyOf2

    February 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM
    When I was potty training my son I told him that his poop looked like cars, since he loved the movie cars. So every time he pooped he would have to get all of us to come look at his "cars". lol.
  • amiec...
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    amiecanflie

    February 22, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    The hardest thing for me is that my son won't pull his foreskin back when he pees and it took his a while to learn he needed to 'shake it'. Plus wiping his butt but we're getting there lol. 


  • Mommy...
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    MommyO2-6631

    February 22, 2013 at 2:32 PM
    Lol i can't count how many times I've said "i don't care who is walking down the hall please focus do you don't pee on the wall again!"
  • thump...
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    thumphrey

    February 22, 2013 at 2:35 PM
    Sweetie if you wouldn't poop in your pants it wouldn't feel gross
  • deshe...
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    deshea207

    February 22, 2013 at 2:39 PM
    Push it out buddy, you can do it, like this (showing him how)!!
  • the4m...
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    the4mutts

    February 22, 2013 at 2:50 PM
    Nickelmomof2- omfg! I thought mine was the only one!! Of my 4 kids, my 3y/o who is in the final stages of potty training now, is CONSTANTLY saying shit like
    "Im gonna poop on the Christmas tree!"
    "I want to poop in the yard with Remi so I smell like DOG SHIT too!"
    "No, I poop on the counter"
    Hes never done any of these, but he's always saying it!


    Cute blog
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