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Potty Training

My Wife Just Said… #315

Posted by on May 8th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We are trying literally everything to potty train my three-year-old. We’ve heard from many other parents on the subject about their mysterious black magic ways of getting their kids to evacuate their bowels into a water whirlpool pot. Alas, my older son has started weighing in on the subject (as quoted above). I’m not sure […]

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My Wife Just Said… #296

Posted by on December 19th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Second children are so fascinating. Things you thought were easy, are hard. Things you thought you knew aren’t the case. And things you thought would be hard, end up being the easiest aspects of parenting them. My youngest is the polar opposite of my older son. They require such different parenting styles that I feel […]

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The Evolution of The Pee Pee Dance

Posted by on September 25th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

When you ask a little kid if they need to go potty, 9 out of 10 times they’ll say no. Even when their bladder is entering its fourth trimester. You see, kids aren’t on speaking terms with the call of nature and can’t be bothered with boring bathroom breaks. It probably doesn’t help that they […]

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My Kid Just Said… #39

Posted by on February 14th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I watewwed da pwants!” [Big smile] “…By going PEE PEE!” -Lucas (2013, 4 years old)  This was the first time my littlest son peed outside. On nature (neighborhood shrubs count as nature, right?). We’ve all had it happen. No bathroom. No diaper. Not enough time to make it to either. One can almost hear the […]

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My Wife just Said… #113

Posted by on June 20th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

[Driving] “I have to pee so bad I’m ready to break out the little one’s travel potty.” -Elizabeth  Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do when someone’s gotta go. Even when it’s the parent who’s gotta go.  – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”Some kisses are sloppier than they should be.  Follow us on Facebook. […]

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Thank you public toilet designer…

Posted by on October 24th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

Dear public toilet designer, Thank you for developing a toilet that, when flushed, instantly sounds like a jet breaking the sound barrier. Thank you for adding a year to potty training. Thank you for scaring a year off my kid’s life. Thank you for teaching my kid that all of my reassurances that “it’s safe” […]

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My Wife Just Said… #43

Posted by on January 18th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I tried underwear on Lucas today. I thought it would be a step in the direction of potty training. It turned out to be a step in the direction of getting poop on the floor.” -Elizabeth – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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Potty FAILing (A True Story)

Posted by on October 20th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

We’re in the process of sorta, kinda, not really potty training Lucas right now (2 years old). We got him a potty seat a few months back, but he started standing inside the thing. We put it away when we thought of him learning to poop and pee in it while still in the habit […]

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