Friday, January 21, 2011

Get this Potty Started!

Hello!  Today I'm on Aiming Low, where I ruminate on the impending adventure of potty training.  I know.  Classic mommyblogging material, right?  But I also have uncovered (from a hallucination I had) some interesting literature about the topic--i.e., "Potty Training the Tiger Mother Way."  Please join me at Aiming Low, and leave lots of comments so my boss doesn't yell at me.


Get This Potty Started 

I have previously expressed my incredulity here and elsewhere at the idea that my kids will learn even more stuff about becoming real human beings than they know now.  They have already gone from screaming little wriggly red balls of unfocused panic to tiny proto-people who can walk, jump, dance, feed themselves, utter a handful of words, and use a mish-mash of communication techniques to let their desires and demands be known to their faithful manservant and his supervisor.

All this in just under nineteen months!  It seems crazy to ask more of them.

And now I'm told that that there will come a day when they will no longer do their dirty, sinful business in their diapers!



  1. I love this post. The tiger mother had me laughing so hard I almost fell out of my chair. I think that was my mother actually. I will tell you one of the best ways to get kids to potty train is to get a "cool" older kid to go bathroom in front of them. Five year olds love to do this for you because it makes them feel all grown up.

  2. You're just never going to actually post on this site again, are you? You're going to make us, your loyal readers, shlep all over the interwebs to find you. This is like Where's Waldo.

    Ok, off to Aiming Low I go.

  3. I think it's funny that the blog you abandon us for is titled "Aiming Low" and you're talking about poop. It could only be better if you had boys and were talking about more efficient toddler pee techniques.

    Maybe there's some baby poopin' videos you can show them? Baby Einstein's Theory of Poopativity?

    I'm big on teaching by showing, but I don't even know if that would be legal to do. In ANY state.

    If you figure it out, let me know. My kid's gonna be pooping on our floors, soon.

  4. @Michelle--So you're a Tiger Cub! I knew you were fierce. I'll have to be on the lookout for cool 5 year olds. Probably want to find girls, right?

    @DiPi--Yeah. This blog is really just a switchboard these days.

    @Frank--I'm sure there are poop videos out there. Just be careful how you arrange your search terms when you go googling after them. Definitely NSFW.

  5. Allright. It is true. I'm coming out. I am addicted to your blog.

    So addicted in fact, that I have just awarded you the "Stylish Blogger Award" at

    It is rendered with true respect and admiration for your blog.

  6. Bwahahahah!

    What a great post! Luv your blog!


    ...that makes two awards within 24 hours!...YOU ARE THE MAN!


  7. May the force be with you Jeeves... Also, just be glad they are girls, because otherwise your house would forever smell like an abandon 7-11 toilet.

  8. This was hilarious! LOVE this blog!

  9. After this morning's diaper I look forward to the agony of potty training more than ever...

  10. I love your blog and I'm following.

    So there.

  11. The best thing we did was buy a toilet seat with a potty seat built into the lid. Easy to clean, sturdy, and cant get lost.



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