Thursday, May 22, 2008

I am at my WITS END

Or... When will the end of potty training be here?
Or... I am tired of wiping her end.

Truly, I don't know what to do to get her to go on the potty?
We have good days and bad days. But, today was one of those beyond my mental capacity to handle the poop kind of days.

Lately, Lydia has been "playing" in the bathroom with water, soap, etc. I was attempting to do some dishes in the kitchen, even singing as I was working... when I heard the water going in the bathroom.

"Lydia, what are you doing? No, playing in the bathroom."

"I not pay-eeing! I keen-ing!"

"What are you cleaning?"

"I keen da poo-poo!"

Yah, I know longer stood singing in the kitchen. I ran to the bathroom only to find her on the floor outside the bathroom with a washcloth drenched in water attempting to wash away scraps of poo poo. Her panties full to the brim with even more poo. Hands covered, floor covered, rear-end covered and none of it even remotely in the potty. AH!
But, the worst part that erks me? Is that I just took her potty about 5 minutes before. Oh, yes! I was being consistent in taking her. But, I think she thought I must not have too much to do this day, right? Just a little poo? What a stinker!



Please, anyone with ideas or words of sympathy or encouragement??? Please?

Ah, sigh.


  1. Oh, I'm right there with ya! I can't stand this potty training phase. I'm not going to name names, but I actually had one of my kids come up to me when they were training and say "Poop not yummy. Poop yucky."

    Um. Yeah.

    My littly Sammy is in the midst of it right now, and I feel like it will never end.

    Our greatest trick is "pee pee candy". She gets 1 m&m for peeing on the potty and 3 for poop. She also loves to be able to flush by herself and say "bye bye".

    Poop. It's one of those things that no one really warns you seems that I've been waist high in it for the past 6 years! I'm taking a vacation when we get our last one trained!

    Hang in there :)

  2. I'm in the midst of this myself. The latest thing I've tried is getting cute princess underwear and plain white underwear. She can wear the princess underwear unless she poops in it. Then it's only the white ones until the next time she poops in the potty. My girl is a princess lover so this has helped with her.

  3. With my little boy we used the pull ups and made it a big thing that they weren't diapers they were his BIG BOY underwear...then I consistently took him and when he had accidents they were easily cleaned up. We let him know how disappointed we were with him...

    With my little girl...whole other story...we tried everything! We rewarded her with stickers and after so many stickers she would get a treat...nope, didn't work, then one clicked or she decided that she wanted to officialy be trained...and I think since that day 4 months ago, she has had maybe 5 accidents to speak of?

    So I have NO idea what to do! I am with you on hating cleaning up poo or anything related...its a buzz killer for sure!!!

    Sorry :( But it is worth it when they are trained! :)

  4. I don't have much experience - yet . . . but I do remember one of my brothers and my mom's experience w/ him. She had finally given up, I think, and we were at a friends house when he went poop in his diaper (or pull-up, I can't remember). The kids were all playing outdoors and he STUNK. She asked him if he had pooped and he said "no" so when all the other kids came in he was left outside. She kept asking him if he'd pooped, he kept saying "no". Until finally I guess he "wised up" and answered yes and that was the beginning of him being successfully potty trained!

    I guess every mom has a story and I'm sure I'll add mine one of these days.


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