Sunday, February 8

Not a Post about Potty Training

When I'm thinking about what to write in this space, and what not to write, I always consider how I would feel if I were the subject of the story. If I would be embarrassed or less than appreciative to have people know the tale, it doesn't belong here, no matter who is the prime suspect in the story. With that in mind, I figured I would pretty much leave the drama of potty training unwritten. Nobody wants to read the painful details of all that, and I'm sure Alexis will gain nothing from reading about it some day. I decided to let her business be her business.

That said, go ahead and imagine a lengthy potty training post here. Make sure you include a Vtech laptop thingy that Alexis wanted soooooo badly, right up until it was in the house and was being used as Dry for Two Straight Days bait. Then add in Mr. Husband discovering a nearly impossible to find copy of Beauty and the Beast on DVD, and me practically jumping through the phone urging him to hurry up and buy it before it disappeared because OMH MOST ULTIMATE POTTY TRAINING BAIT EVAH! Make sure you add in a transition from the toddler class to preschool at daycare, because that was a HUGE factor. Mix it all together, and THROW A FREAKIN' PARTY!

*ahem*

So, yeah. Anyway. Alexis' business is her business, and her business is officially going where it belongs.

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

23 comments:

  1. That is freaking awesome! Congrats to you, her, Mr. H, Meg, Cody, the cats, and even the houseplants. The toilet should even deserve a pat on the seat.

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  2. OMG where did you find Beauty and The Beast? We can't find it anywhere. We are working on potty training too! Sounds like that little girl has a lot going on.

    Amy

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  3. I think the Disney hoarding vault thing to jack up their prices is uber annoying. Just thought I'd share.

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  4. @The Whitsett Family--Mr. Husband found it at a used DVD store. He was my hero that day, even though I still can't believe he left the store without it and later called to ask if he should get it. Never leave the vaulted movie unattended, NEVER. He's just lucky it was still there when he went back.

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  5. ooh yeah, totally jealous about Beauty & The Beast!!! We only have it on VHS, Old School here, hehe. Yay for Alexis's business going where it's supposed to. WOOHOO

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  6. Alexis - you are a rockstar!

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  7. Heck yeah! Hooray for bribing your way to proper business practices :-)

    Though, I'm totally wondering if there is a story behind Karen's comment with the houseplants . . . or is that just a boy thing ;-)

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  8. way to go Alexis!!

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  9. Ooh, that is the one part of parenthood I'm glad I never have to do again!! Well and childbirth.
    Congrats to you and Alexis!

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  10. Give her a high five for me!!

    Hallie :)

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  11. There has to be at least one potty training experience that stands out above the rest.

    Mine was: Talking to my daughter's dad on the phone and watching open mouthed as she undid her diaper(this was the days before portable phones), watching her run off, carry her potty into the living room sit down,do her business and go get a new diaper for me afterwards. I was shocked. Just like that she was potty trained, I never put another diaper on her. (Hugs)Indigo

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  12. Rock on! I mean Potty On, I mean... oh I just mean YAY!!!! : )

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  13. I think you can get a few more starbucks a week with the money you'll save in diapers? I'm still very jealous about the movie find.

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  14. That is wonderful happy news for all of you! Funny how the accomplishment that Alexis will take the most for granted is the one to be most proud of at this stage. Great day!

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  15. WAHOO! Congrats. Oh, and I agree with Trannyhead - totally annoying vault thing.

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  16. Yayyyyy!!! Way to go. Both of you!

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  17. WOOHOO! You both deserve a party!

    And I SO need to find a copy of Beauty and the Beast - both of my kids would adore it!

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  18. Yay! Now would you be a dear and come do the potty training thing on Stella? ktxbi :-)

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  19. Way to go, Alexis! Woot Woot! My daughter pees in the potty when you site her on it and that is about it. *sigh* Bribery is in our near future too!

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  20. Congrats Alexis! Hoping for many more dry,accident free days ahead! WOO HOO!

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  21. You go girl! Potty trained kids are the best. That is until they figure out how much fun public restrooms are. Then want to go into them in every. single. store. you visit. Now that is good times.

    Way not to give too much detail while still giving enough detail.

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  22. I hope to have a post like this by the time Alyssa is 4.

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