Adventures in Potty Training.

by katelin on August 23, 2018

I’m going to go ahead and say that if you’re not a parent, or don’t care about potty-related things, you can just go ahead and bypass this blog post. Otherwise, sit back, and enjoy my two cents into the world of potty training.

UntitledI started potty training Riley almost three weeks ago. And guys, I have some thoughts:

Like, why aren’t kids just preprogrammed to know when they have to pee with more than a five second notice?

I think we’re going to have to Lysol the whole house, there has been a lot of nakedness. A lot.

I feel like a crazy person constantly asking Riley if he has to pee. Seriously, potty training gives you a mild version of Tourettes.

I also feel so awkward sometimes when I basically have to stare at my son’s penis to see if he’s peeing in the toilet. I mean, is there a less awkward version? Probably not.

Overall, it’s gone okay. Luckily Riley has been pooping on the toilet for a while, so that hasn’t been an issue at all. But the pee? And reminding him that he’s not in a diaper and if he has to pee at all he should go to the bathroom? That is exhausting. And mildly stressful. And I wish we’d done this sooner, but at the same time, not. It’s weird.

Also, apparently a common side effect of potty training is getting a UTI. Because kids hold their pee too long. So guess what happened over here? YEP. Riley got a UTI.

And I got a bottle of WINE.

Seriously, I thought he was just being whiny when he said his sides hurt. Alas, Matt took him to the doctor and he had to get antibiotics for two weeks.

So, needless to say, potty training has been an adventure.

And I can’t believe I’m going to have to do this again in a few years. Oy.

Parenthood, what a trip.

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