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*