Sunday, August 24, 2008

More Bathroom Humor

Ok, I promise I wasn't trying to work on potty training today, but here I am with more stories. This morning I got up & took K into the bathroom to change her diaper. Because she hadn't eaten breakfast yet, I decided to leave her in her diaper only for a few minutes JUST while she ate. I certainly didn't want her smearing yogurt all over her white Sunday outfit before we left. I put K in her highchair in the next room with her food and continued to make breakfast for Z, Brad & myself.

After a couple of minutes I hear her proclaim proudly, "pee pee!" and then I think to myself, "surely she didn't take her diaper off while she was in the highchair!" I walked into the other room to see her successfully holding her diaper up with one arm as the pee ran down the chair and down her legs, onto the floor. Oh yes, now we have confirmed that she is perfectly capable of removing the diaper while seated in the highchair.

I pulled off the tray, put her on the floor and carried the tray into the kitchen where I grabbed some towels to clean up the mess. As I was searching for some lysol I hear her say, "poo poo!" and I think to myself "you have GOT to be kidding me!!" (I mean, really...how does a child go this much...this fast!) I walk into the next room to find her bent over her masterpiece that she has created on my tile floor. With poop under her nails...(I know...ewwww!), I carried her into the bathroom for another bath before church.

Once we reached the bathroom, I stuck her in the tub to clean her up. The whole time she is bathing, she keeps pointing over to the commode to say, "Potty!" (like it was her long-lost friend). She pointed and cried for it until I picked her up and set her on it. She gave me another very excited grin, all the while I'm thinking...it's a little late for this now Kaelyn." She sits for about 3 seconds, grabs one square of tissue, brushes it across her backside, jumps off, and flushes the commode. "-inshed!" she proclaims. I just keep thinking, she is REALLY confused about the whole purpose behind this bathroom fixture. She acts like its a ride at Disneyworld. Oh well, maybe if she keeps watching her brother...maybe she will eventually get the idea.

6 comments:

Mary Anna said...

If she relies on Zeke as a teacher, hopefully it clicks that she must sit! Just kidding. Sort of. I'm not looking forward to all of this again with Noah.

Lisa Hanna said...

Yes, I share your "love" of potty training, as you well know!

debralynne said...

Jenny, you crack me up. I'm sorry I'm laughing at your expense, but your stories are hillarious!!!!! Hang in there, it must get better.

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

Hilarious... you made me laugh today... hopefully you are laughing now too.

gena said...

Just remember that Krista started this whole "potty" thing in Kerrville so when you are cleaning up the mess you know who to blame!!!

sarahdawn said...

Man do I feel your pain. Vivie started showing readiness signs at about 15 months. She's now well over 2 years old and we still aren't there. I think they learn the routine and what to say from watching the older siblings LONG before their bodies are capable of having any control of their timing. She too is a diaper houdini - I actually know more than one family that resorted to duct taping the diaper on. We haven't ever gone there but it has seemed temtping at times. I'll be praying for you all!!!