My dearest Lily,

you just pooped in the tub


it’s the third time now

maybe even the fourth

before you got in the tub, i sat you on the potty and asked you to do chi-chi and poopoo

you sat there for a while

when you were done you called me

you didn’t do anything in the potty

before you got in the tub, i reminded you to not poop in the tub and to call me if you needed to use the potty again

10 minutes after being in the tub, you called me

there you stood in the tub with poop floating around you



my least favorite part of motherhood so far

i don’t get it

you are so smart, you get things

i don’t understand why this is not registering

you have used the potty many times before

i hope you figure this out soon

i hope we can work it out

so, i’m thinking no more baths for a while

i’m sorry

i just can’t stand poop in the tub

i still love you though,

your mommy

Potty training, take 1

Have any of you started thinking about or started potty training your toddlers?

Will and I have started thinking and talking about it.

Lily is showing signs that she is almost ready.

She now says “poop” and let’s us know when she does.

She watches me when I go to the bathroom and is aware of what happens on the toilet.

Yesterday while she had no diaper on in the house, she pooped on the kitchen floor.

I pointed to it and told her that poop doesn’t go on the floor, I took her hand, guided her to the bathroom, sat her on the toilet (I held her up) and told her that “poop goes in the toilet”.

While she sat there, I told her that if she needs to go poop or chi-chi (pee-pee in Portuguese) she needs to let me know and I will sit her on the toilet.

She shook her head yes. (yeah right, I should be so lucky)

Anyway, both Will and I have decided that we will not get a potty chair.

We both find them gross and later on we would just have to teach Lily to go on the toilet anyway so might as well start there with one of these.

Have any of you used the babybjorn toilet trainer?

We are thinking about doing it in august when we go to West Virginia because we will be mostly around in the yard by the house all day, every day.

We are also planning on just putting Lily in regular underwear and not pull-ups so that way she can actually feel wet.

I read about the 3 day training program in Parenting magazine and, I don’t know, it seems a little harsh.

Did any of you use that approach?

Any advice is greatly appreciated, so go ahead and send us some poop goes in the potty love. 😉