Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Potty talk

Potty training is *so far* going exceptionally well with my little son.... and I haven't even read any books or "how to" manuals on it!! This time, I've just gone with good, old-fashioned common sense. It seems so many times in today's world that things that are so simple and have been done for generations (such as potty training) have suddenly become complicated matters that we have to purchase manuals in order to navigate through sucessfully. Seriously, have you ever seen the massive amount of "how to" books available on the subject of potty training in bookstores and online? It's unbelievable.. everything from potty training in a day, to potty training in a year, to potty training infants. What did our parents and grandparents do without these resources...??!! Somehow they muddled through and we all turned out okay, and not scarred for life from not being "correctly" potty trained by the current "en vogue" method. My "method" has been to ask those who have been there (such as my mom and other friends) what worked and what didn't for them and implement this, as well as use common sense, and VIOLA! we have an (almost) potty trained 2 1/2 year old... ! O what fun !

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Not that I have any experince in potty training at all, but I do have a funny story. I had a teacher in HS who had a red dot of nailpolish painted in her toilet bowl. Apparently when she was training her sons, she told them to aim for the dot. I guess it worked, and it makes her smile still (years later) when she looks in the toilet!