Overheard: I was a retired show girl. (Or Potty Training, Part 1)

child on toiletIt has begun. We are currently potty training Luke Skywalker. He’s onto us, but hasn’t put up a fight. Yet.  The day has really just begun and the meat of our project starts in earnest in another hour. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Highlights to date:

1- Luke Skywalker naming the doll ‘doll’ much the way his brother named it ‘baby.’

2- The tootsie roll (used as fake poo when doll had an accident) staining the only pair of underwear doll has.

3- Luke Skywalker dropping doll so he could get the treat doll had earned by making in the potty.

I will update throughout the day and then post. I’m sure it will be lovely reading!

Saturday morning update:

Things didn’t progress as smoothly as I had planned (or hoped). But let’s back up to last Saturday, shall we? That’s when, while I was changing his diaper, Luke Skywalker swallowed a penny. Not such a big deal, really. We just watched and checked his poo. (Ahhhh, the glamorous life of a mommy. Aren’t you jealous?)

After about five days, the penny was a no-show, so I called the doctor who scheduled an x-ray immediately. When Luke Skywalker saw the x-ray of his tummy, he pointed and said, ‘It the moon, Mommy!’ The penny is still hanging out in his tummy and the doctor was concerned about some back up in his intestines. For the intestinal trouble, he prescribed a laxative type medicine. When I expressed my concern for potty training while on it, the doc was confident it would only help the process, not hinder it. He. Was. Wrong.

Our mission to take Luke Skywalker out of diapers and into big boy pants has been aborted for the time being. Maybe sometime next week, after he has finished the medication and the penny is gone, we will try again. You can use your imagination as to why it is not working today. I was near tears after about 2 hours, three changes of clothes and cleaning the floors. (Don’t ask.)

Enjoy the glamorous life…

We flying the first class
Up in the sky
Poppin’ champagne
Livin’ the life….


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Mommy, what is it you do to make your tummy jiggly? That about sums up my life. Welcome to my blog. Enjoy your stay.
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