Friday, May 22, 2009

Open letter Friday - 5/22

Polymer Clay Snails has a MeMe called Open Letter Friday.

Write a letter, to anyone. Sister, parent, crazy driver, or editorial in the newspaper


Dearest Ms. Jacqueline (Issa),

You are the most carefree child I’ve had in the slew of siblings you have. You flitter around without a care in the world, dancing to your own tune, talking to yourself, playing blissfully with your sister, (even calling out for her if she’s not near you when you eat dinner), and you can count and sign to me when you need something.

With that being said… why do you hate me?

You know when you are wet, you know when you have a stinky…. So why can’t you just become friends with the potty?

You have one of the coolest potties in the world. (It’s a Boon) Sleek, it has its own toilet paper holder, a place to stash magazines/books and even a cool lid so it can be used as a stepstool when you brush your teeth.

Why do you hate it?

You are 30 month’s old now, don’t you think it’s time to step up to the ranks of Dora the Explorer panties and Barbie smiling pretty on your buttocks? Don’t you think it would be nice for Mommy to use that cool diaper bag as a purse/clothing bag? (This thing it TOTALLY chic…) Don’t you want to be a role model for your little sister?

So…. it has begun, Saturday morning, we are starting on potty training. I will bribe you with skittles, M&M’s and peanut butter chocolates, ANYTHING to get you just to sit on it, if you use it… a toy. Once you are fully trained, I have a gift box for you…just please, please…. Learn quickly. Potty training was never Mommy’s forte.

Love… the woman, who is incredibly tired of diapers,


Dear fellow Mommies and Daddies,

I could really use some tips on this… It’s been many years since I’ve done this… I forgot!

How did you do it? What worked best?

Soon to be Mommy of a potty trained little girl *crosses fingers*


david said...

If you are prepared to let them make a mess, just throw them in the don't like to be wet and messy as much as we don't like to clean it up. My oldest realized that it was a lot easier to use a diaper so we just took them away and within a week he was actively making attempts to use the potty.

Joanna said...

Love that potty seat, Kelsie didn't have one of those kinds, it came out after we were in potty training full swing. Love the shirt! Kelsie still has hers.

My advice....Put her on the potty every 30 minutes, have her sit there for a few mintues...Oh and there is this book (board book) at Walmart that has a little girl on the potty on the front, it has a little button you push that sounds like a potty flushing. This book was only used during the time she sat on the potty...Get her to pick out stickers because in the back there is a sticker section for successful trips. I also kept asking her every few minutes if she needed to pee pee...It got annoying but it avoided lot's of accidents. And...panties...have her pick ones out that she wants to wear...Kelsie hated messing them up. Night time we did diapers...And did up until about 6 months ago when she just dropped them on her own. Going out we did Pull Ups. Doing this, she was potty trained within a month. We would still do Pull Ups when we went out but she hardly went in them. She mainly told me when she had to potty...I hated and still hate taking her into public restrooms. But I do. Good Luck!!

Jadekitty said...

Excellent advice above, the only thing I would add is take her when you go and sit her on the toilet, kids learn by example.

Lilith Silvermane said...

Awesome advice folks! Thanks a ton... it's a work on progress... She and I had a talk about it today... she disagrees with me, so we are working on signs for Potty, etc, so she knows how to tell me, and those around that she needs to use it!

All in due time right?