Sunday, June 13, 2010

Potty Training is the New Black

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Remember how I was working on putting together a manual to share with you my tricks for the 270-potty training method? Well, apparently long-term potty training is the new black because millions of you emailed me and asked "What's your secret to the long-term potty training of your strong-willed child?" Well friends, I am happy to report that I have a new and improved method coming your way. Lydia is brining potty back. In her pants. However I am struggling with what to title my new method.
Please help me out and vote for your favorite title for my future best-selling . . . pamphlet:
1. "The No End in Sight Potty-Training Method"
2. "Potty Training Your Strong-Willed Child. Why Bother?"
3. "The One-Year Plus Potty-Training Method: Guaranteed to Have no Guarantees"
4. "Potty Training Your Strong-Willed Daughter: Take Away her Lip Gloss"
5. "Potty Training: When She Says She's 'ready' to Ditch the Pull-Ups . . . She's Just Joking"
6. "You Think You're Done Potty Training Just Because you had a Dry Spell for few Months? You've Never Been More Wrong."
7. "There's a Potty in my Pants All Year Round"

What's your fave? And how much would you pay to know my effective tips so you too could experience the beauty of potty training for more than a year?

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Carrie said...

I vote for the second option. Love it!

My almost-three-year old son is also CRAZY strong-willed and showing no interest in potty training. My Chinese mother-in-law is appalled and mentions it every time she talks to my husband. And this weekend she kept saying to my son "shame shame, only babies wear diapers!". I keep telling her that she is more than welcome to try potty training him herself, but she's not going for it. :)

Casey said...

Title #2. From my safe perspective, Lydia is very entertaining. Her I'm-being-forced-to-use-the-toilet faces are worth the price of admission. From your I-gotta-deal-with-it perspective, #!@*# Hang in there.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

oh no....can't believe this is still going on. Titles 2 & 3 are my favorite.

MiMi said...

I can't pick a favorite because they're ALL hilarious!!

MiMi said...

Oh, and sorry you're having such a "poopy" time of it.
Bad pun totally intended because I'm a dork.

Superchikk said...

Um, I did not need to hear this today. Ha! Caedmon will be 3 in August and has just now "gotten it" and is wearing undies all day for the first time today. I'm exhausted. I was really hoping this would be over in a few weeks - not months or years! :)

Title #2 is probably the most marketable, but my favorite is #7. :) Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Oh man, I feel your pain. My youngest 2 boys were just AWFUL to potty train! They were both 4!!! And we tried eeeeeeverything. But Glory be, Hallelujah, they use the potty now.

I love #7. It may not be classy, but if you're a mom who has lived it Potty Training Hell, you will totally understand it. And you need some laughs to relieve the stress from this time.

Mirinda said...

I vote for number 7. Fabulous. Rock it, girl!

TDM Wendy said...

Thanks for all your input.
It will really help me as I wrestle with what to call my pretend future pamphlet.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure about my son, but I do know he cannot stand soiled underpants. He is ready and willing to go.....on the carpet! So, I do empathize with you Wendy. I cannot seem to get him to go to the toilet either. Strong willed? I don't know, but he definitely does what he darn well pleases. I like Title number 2, since we can relate. :D


I'm so happy you're finally working on your pretend future pamphlet. I vote for # 6. It made me LOL.

mindfulmama said...

I read and followed Pottytraining for Dummies & it worked! My son was potty trained completely in 2 weeks! Going by himself. He rarely has accidents. He was trained by 2. I introduced the potty at 1. Didnt pressure him. He chose when he was ready. On the other hand... my 7 y.o. is complete opposite. Still had accidents at 6!