Sunday, August 7, 2011

just in case ya miss me {auto post}

Or, more accurately, in case you're missing the Natifuster:

I'm not sure when I became the type of person who puts pictures of my child using the bathroom on the internet, but I guess that is what I've become. I'm embracing it.

Mike has taken on the ridiculous task of trying to potty-train Natalie at 16 months old. I think this is a fool's errand, but he is bound and determined to work on it. Over the past 2 months or so Natalie has peed on the toilet in the bathroom a few times (when we've noticed that she wakes up in the morning with a dry diaper, for example, we plop her on the toilet), so Mike decided it was time to buy a potty chair. By some miracle, she has actually decided to use it occasionally. She'll walk over, point at it and say "Pee!" and we'll let her give it a go. We've had some success, and also some hilarious moments of her using the potty chair as toy storage and a good place to stomp her feet.

Please note: I have no false hope that my child will be potty trained in the near future.

Also note: Mike is convinced that she is already potty-trained and is some kind of toilet savant.


  1. To be fair, Natalie may not be totally toilet trained yet. BUT! When a kid points at a potty, says "pee" and grabs her diaper, what can you do but sit her on it? Then, when she pees, how can I be expected to think that my daughter is anything but a urinating genius?!

  2. I just found your blog and have spent the last 20 minutes perusing. Your daughter is adorable, and your writing is eloquent yet simple, and I love it :) I just had to comment on this because A: pictures of your kid on a potty? You sound like me (well, future me, as mine's only nine weeks old...), and B: I laughed out loud at "toilet savant." Anyway, I'm officially a reader :) Have a great weekend!!

  3. aww, thanks, meghan! so glad you found my blog. the potty pictures ARE pretty funny, although i'm sure natalie will want to kill me someday when she discovers that i put her on the internet pantsless.