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March 13, 2009

Discovering the secret to potty training...

After more than a year of futile attempts to potty train Jade (efforts that were hindered, in part, by seizures that caused her to lose control of her bowels), the secret to potty training Jade has finally been revealed.

Want to know what it is? It's surprisingly simple. I'm surprised I didn't think of it before. The secret is to...

Leave her alone.

By alone, I mean "leave her at another house in the neighborhood with a potty where she'll go pee all by herself." By alone, I mean "leave her alone upstairs so that when you go back upstairs she can tell you about the poo she put into the potty."

So what if I couldn't give her a high-five because she also got poo all over her hands? She pooed in the potty!

I'm going to have to leave my kid to her own devices more often...

8 comments:

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Yahoo!! Now that's a milestone for sure:) Yes, all children have their own timing. "Leave them alone to their own devices" is probably the best piece of wisdom a parent can get. It's a good thing I never had children because I'm a control freak(lol)

P.S. Here's an award for Jade:)

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

ahahah that is awesome!!!!! Well, not the poo on hand part. :)

And now I am not the only Yukon blogger talking about their kids poo on the blog!!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

P.S.S. When Jade and Halia are able to read your blog, you best wear protective armor:)

Meandering Michael said...

Ha ha, Kara, I have a long-establish record of blogging on the subject, starting with this one.

Nancy, thanks for the award! I'm not sure that she's fully trained QUITE yet, but will award it when she is. As for the protective armour, when my kids are old enough to read my blog, they will laugh about it all because they'll be mature young ladies who are confident enough in themselves that stories like this don't embarrass them one bit. :)

James Parker said...

So true, Michael...children can surprise us with their accomplishments...if we let em alone to do that. If public schooling stopped at fourth grade, the kids would learn everything else in 6 months and running the corporations in a year (might be an improvement).
Your contribution of CRUTCHES (March 14) to Every Photo Tells A Story is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I've cut it out and put it in my scrapbook!

Jennybell said...

We were in a pool on vacation the first time Isaiah let us know he had to poop. We were so happy, of course our motel room was on the 2nd floor and my husband almost broke his neck while he scooped Isaiah out of the pool, ran with wet bare feet up a flight of steps and managed to open the door first swipe of the card key!
You try and try and get frustrated then one day they just do it!
We have friends who's son was potty trained by their collie. The boy peed on tires, bushes anything, but you know you're so happy not to buy diaper who cares!

James Parker said...

Hola from sunny, warm Costa Rica. Your mug shot, link and a few other Meanderthal things are on today's blog (March 15) Stop by and see if ya approve.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

I had a major a-ha! moment, and just realized what p-mail is:D