Battle of the Poo…

May 26, 2010

So while Patrick was gone last week I decided that I was going to start potty training Kay. We went and got big girl undies and prizes and it was so exciting for her (and me!) I read this thing on how to do it in three days and it said “don’t worry if your child shows resistance, by the end of the third day it will all come together”. WE ARE NOW ON DAY SEVEN! She wants nothing to do with it, she won’t tell us when she has to potty even though she knows, and I know, and she knows that I know when she has to go.

I am at a loss with this little girl who is so full of poo, literally and figuratively. As soon as I started to try she began using baby talk and sucking binkies and crawling again. I understand where she is coming from, I still don’t want to grow up either.

I am not sure what to do- my instinct says she is not ready yet and to just let her keep using a pull up and being my baby.

And so the  battle begins. Do I fight Kay and in the process help her become a big girl, or can she and I stay on the same comfy baby side? I want her to stay little as badly as she does… she has the rest of her life to go to school and poop on the potty and be independent. I know those days will come soon enough where she is running off to neck just like her mother did. (Not me, her other mother, the one she won’t get to know until she’s 20, when there is no longer any hope of her staying at 3rd base.)

Being a mom is hard, but being a mom who helps my Baby Kay grow up to leave me crying my co-dependent tears of sorrow by myself is feeling impossible. How have women been doing this for a bjillion years? I feel like I am just not cut out for this part.

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4 Responses to “Battle of the Poo…”

  1. Aunt Audrey Says:

    Great description of the battle…think she’ll become more interested after getting wet a few times?


  2. oh man. i laughed out loud about the reverting back to crawling! that girl is stubborn! or strong-willed i should say! and teal you are the funniest writer. please write a memoir some day.

  3. heather Says:

    i concur with katie’s comment. we want a memoir! and as far as potty training…..savannah and grace both nearly 5! yes i said F-I-V-E. don’t sweat it. sarah was 3 1/2 and i thought that was late til savannah and gracie. gracie was the same as kay. refused! and she knew and i knew. give it a few more months. plus, when they are ready it is less of a battle. sarah in 2 days. savannah in a day and grace in a few days. much better than fighting and causing massive issues! because we all know they are going to have enough issues just having us crazies as moms!!!! good luck.

  4. Sam Says:

    I say let her be Baby Kay as long as she wants to be. She has a wonderful spirit that you certainly don’t want to break 🙂

    Besides, it’s way easier to take them places without fear of an accident!


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