My little Claire is learning to go potty like a big girl. And while we are so proud of her, sometimes it becomes really inconvenient. I have learned to carry the Dora potty in the back of the car for emergencies, but the problem with that is that she thinks it's fun to pee in the car, so she will tell me she has to go, just to see us scramble to pull over, get unbuckled, and rush to sit her on the seat. Sometimes she succeeds, but mostly car pee-pees are just for fun! The best part of potty-training is the magnet found in every public bathroom that draws little girls to it!
This last week I met a girlfriend for lunch at the Training Table. (Yes, cheese fries are my total weakness!) We were there about an hour and I swear my little Boo had to go potty 5 or 6 times! In our last attempt, Claire managed to hear some of the goings-on in the stall next door and loudly, gave me the play-by-play. It went something like this:
CLAIRE: Who made that toot?
MOMMY: (whispering) SHHHH! I don't know.
CLAIRE: (with a pointing finger to the stall next door) I think it was that girl!!
MOMMY: (trying not to laugh) OK, that is what we do on the potty, SHHHH!
RANDOM WOMAN NOW STARTS TO PEE
CLAIRE: (looking between her legs, surprised) I hear that pee-pee and I didn't do it!
MOMMY QUICKLY WIPES CLAIRE'S BUM AND PROMPTLY LEAVES THE BATHROOM.
I quickly told my friend about it, laughing and blushing at the same time. At the end of the recount, Claire seemed quite proud of herself and simply laughed and said, "Yea, I did that!"
So, if you were embarrassed by a two year old in the Training Table bathroom last week, I apologize. Hopefully we will not ever meet under those circumstances again and you can do your business in peace!
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