You know you’re a Mom of a potty training toddler when:
- You step in something wet, decide to forego investigation, and simply reach for the clorox as a sort of preemptive strike.
- It is normal to hear someone shout: “Mom! I peed on the floor!”
- You run out of clorox faster than you run out of toilet paper.
- You almost had an accident yourself when you had to detach all potty accessories before using the toilet.
- Every morning you wake up saying to yourself: “Diaper or underwear? Do I wanna risk it today?”
- You dread going in public places. Potty talk + recent discoveries of independence + sudden awareness of self = outspoken toddler.
- Your bathtub receives more use than your toilet.
- You’ve become an expert at cleaning shoes. Inside AND out.
- Your child changes clothing faster, and more often, than most teenagers swap boyfriends.
- Your laundry pile is 8 miles high and requires IMMEDIATE attention. In fact, you often can’t keep up with the demand!
- You often leave the house with your potty training child, only to discover later (in the most embarrassing way, of course) that said toddler has been bare bottomed the whole time. By her choice.
- You look forward to the diaper at bedtime. Life is suddenly easier for the next 8 hours.
Yeah. I’m potty training a toddler, and I do think this is TOPish on the list of things I dislike. Strongly. Only thing higher? The stench of fresh clorox, even though it totally beats the alternative fragrance…