January 12, 2009

Toilet Humor without the humor

I love my daughter but sometimes she can be the spawn of the Green Hulk for being difficult and stubborn. She can be a stinker and stinky as the Conference we had with her today! Lysol pleaaaase!!!

You see, She's turning 5 in April and this is where it got stinky! Before you continue reading this, go grab a napkin to cover your nose or spray some Lysol or something.

Are you ready? So she's turning 5 and if you guessed she's going to school at the end of summer, you are right! Nothing stinky with that you say but no, it will be if she doesn't learn how to wipe herself up after pottying! ah you're getting it now?

So she's sitting in the potty and was hooting her famous potty call "I'm done pooting!!!" which basically translates to Mama! - Why didn't anyone warn me that being a mother downgrades you to the level of a slave?

Me: uh-uh! We already agreed that you need to start learning how to wipe yourself up! You need to do this to get ready for School this year.

Stinker: NO! I don't want to. I want you to do i-i-i-t-t-t-t-t !!!

As you guessed, a debate ensued and a third-party was called-in to umpire! - Papa. Visualize this without the stink: Little stinker sitting in the potty, us standing over her with arms crossed AND taking in the wonderful aroma she just dumped in the potty while arguing with her to wipe herself up!

Now you wonder why Parenting classes or our Parents NEVER told us about this stage . It is so stinky to even discuss! Even Kandoo, can't do it!

If you're wondering, she never won the debate of course! She lost by default. 2 to 1. But she didn't give up the debate without howls, cries and roars. Little Stinker!

I love my kid with all my heart but I have to impose tough love to make her learn. She should know this is not for me {well, in a way, it is- I need a break! }, BUT more so, it is for her! Do you agree? Parenting stinks {no pun intended} sometimes, don't it ?

What are your potty-training escapades? How did you get your kid to transition to this "big kid" level? Any tools and tips to share?






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22 comments:

  1. haha... this reminds me of one of those collage cartoon things you see a lot of anymore... its a picture of a mother and daughter all dressed up beautifully and the caption reads... "remember, darling, mommy has to LOVE you, she doesn't have to LIKE you." good luck taming the stinky bottom monster!!!!

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  2. Oh boy. I really thought that by 5 the butt-wiping would be over. Thanks for letting me know that I have at least 4 more years of butt duty!

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  3. Yes, this is quite a challenge and I told the boys Enough's Enough, your tush, your t-p, go to it.
    Maybe some cute wet wipes made for bigger kids that come in the colorful box might motivate your daughter?
    Good luck.

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  4. Just be matter of fact about it. Tell her you can't do it anymore. Maybe reward her for not bugging you about it, I mean for being a big girl, lol.

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  5. Me again! I'm wondering if she's thinking if she can't do it herself, then she won't have to go to school. Personally, I wouldn't even mention school until about a month before she goes. It might be stressing her out.

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  6. oh gosh... thanks for the lovely flashback! enjoy all "that"!

    btw, thanks for the lovely comment on my post. I really appreciate it.

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  7. My son was homeschooled so we didn't have that deadline..though I insisted he do it himself well before that. Part of homeschooling! We called it among other personal things to attend to: 'hygene class' Plus he liked to do things himself..I'm the 'anal' one that had to supervise to make sure it was done right.

    Now I think my sister has got something here.. she just gave in to her very independant 3 year old (you know how they want to do everything themselves at that age and if you don't let them they throw tremendous fits..Koa actually started at 2! he was eating w/ a fork just over a year..did not want a spoon lol!) she just gave in and let him do it all..not caring about the mess or whatever w/ kid #2..so that kid became so self sufficient by 5 it's crazy! There were a lot of messes in the bathroom because of the whole wiping scenerio..but he's way more then got the hang of it by 5 now.

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  8. Wait, were you spying on the happenings in MY bathroom?? My daughter will be 6 in 5 mths and she still belts out that same exact call, "I'M DONE!". Like I don't have enough butts to wipe already. Each for his/her own butt! But as you said, they wear you down at times and you end up doing it anyways.

    My daughter is fine at school and doesn't require help, but tries to call on me all the time at home, so the majority of the time I make her do it on her own, encouraging her to confident enough to accomplish the job, and at the same time reminding her that if things aren't as clean as we'd both like, no big deal, she can always take a bath.

    Good luck.

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  9. Oh my, I just shuddered realizing this can go on for YEARS! Oh dear! I'm in the midst of potty training my 3 year old twins. One is pretty much trained, the other I'm pretty sure is stubborn enough to NEVER use the potty, just because we want him to ;)

    Well, I hope you have this problem wiped out (hee) soon!

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  10. My almost 3 year old thinks the potty is a choice between that and the closet. I don't even know what to do anymore. Potty training is sooooo tough!!!!!!!

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  11. Yes, it's a stinky job but someone has to do it. I don't know what to tell you, but this is pretty funny. Oh the memories it brings back. Now I'm a grandma and wiping butt's again. My dad is sick and well now I'm just getting depressed. I'm going to be wipin butt's the rest of my life. Thanks a lot.

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  12. Argument I always experience it most of the time. But I think I will never use a potty I receive a toilet seat for as a gift last year and sometimes he uses it when he needs to pee but there's one minor mistake I'm the one who's training him so also sits down heheh. I was actually so proud one time in the kindergarten that he asked to use the toilet but he has to sit down oppps. The little girl next in line asked her mother why my son has to sit like her the mother just smiled an explain he is younger and he don't know it to pee like a boy but I said to the mother lucky you!
    But my son never use the toilet to make popoh because he still can not say it beforehand and when I say you need to sit in the toilet he starts to run away and I can not catch him.

    But I know now that he just turns 3 we really needs to be serious about it kinda hard during winter though lots of clothes.
    Some says get ready you will pick up something here and there oh no. Can I just skip the whole thing out to the next level.

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  13. The Tough Love is hard, but it's good for both of you in the end.

    No advice here, since I'm in the just PT'ing now stage and my little one hasn't graduated to the "big kid" stage.

    Thinking of you! Hope you have a great day!

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  14. it really is hard to toilet train kids but patience my dear c:

    by the way I need your comments and suggestions on my shared experience please c:

    http://mompreneurasia.com/sharing-by-isah-marie/

    thanx in advance c:

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  15. Plug your nose and hang in there. One day she'll be pushing you out of the bathroom and locking the door. At the moment, Connie will have a fit because I'm not there to 'watch' him pee or he'll want me to flush the toilet. I let him cry it out and then a couple minutes later. He's done and we're back to normal.

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  16. I am starting, no strike that, going to start potty-training my Xofia. Right now, all she know is call the smelly thing and the act poo-poop, and that's about it. Good luck to me!

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  17. For us, and The Bella, it was peer pressure. Being called Stinky Bella one day was all it took. It was brutal and she cried, but it taught her a good lesson.

    We can't use the word stinky in our house now because Bella will either get indignant and/or cry!!

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  18. Oh gosh it has been twenty years since I went through that. I suppose I'll be doing it again with my grandchildren. I do remember telling her that she wasn't going to get to wear big girl clothes if she didn't learn to wipe on her own. She was farly young though. She could wipe by the time she was in K4. Count me in tomorrow. I'm off now to look for a picture.

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  19. Ha! I'm still wiping my five year old's booty. He started kindergarten this year and he still cannot properly wipe, part of it has to do with his reach I think. Luckily for me, he's got staying power and can hold it all day long, until I get him home and then it's straight to the bathroom. lol. Good luck with your stinker.

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  21. Hilarious post. I don't have kids but I love learning from mommy bloggers. I was excited when I discovered that you can rip pull-ups off instead of puuling them down...hence the name pull ups. Duh! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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