I hate it. I truly hate it. I have to do it for two now. Because I am an idiot.
I am talking about toilet training. Of all the things that you have to do with your developing children…this is the one that annoys me the most. Because I said yes to a puppy, I now have to train TWO toddlers about the right places to eliminate. Neither are keen on the idea.
Really. I haven’t even bothered with pantless days or ‘big girl panties’ since Tara just laughs me off when I discuss the whole use the potty thing.
She cried when her dad brought home an awesome new potty with a stuffy as added incentive. She really hates the idea.
The dog just prefers to pee once we have brought her back inside.
So. So. So.
I gotta figure out a trick for both of them. My reasons for the dog are clear. My carpets and socks cannot take it. For Tara……well….you are supposed to teach em right? AND I sort of dream that I can get her into a preschool sooner than later…….ooooooh preschool, I dream of you.
Tara is smart too. There is no reason to say that she isn’t ready or not understanding the concept. If the kid can figure out the iPad, she figure out the toilet. Right??
I hope the dog is smart. I have my doubts though. Callie was a little older when we got her and she had no problem figuring out how to tell us she needed out. We even got her to go in just one corner of our tiny yard. Lily though…..am hoping she will have a light bulb moment very soon.
As my mom said, being with a puppy who doesn’t tell you she has to go is very tense. You spend the entire day watching her every move for a signal so you can race her out and then praise her like crazy if she does anything. It is a bit tiring. I also keep missing these signals since I am you know…DOING OTHER STUFF!!!
I cannot do this for two. Those of you who have twins…..I am in awe.
With Adam and Caity, I recall many wet pants and NO interest in the potty…just the ‘real’ toilet. The only thing that did push them over the edge was when they saw the tiny toilets at our local preschool. They thought they were the coolest thing ever and that did the trick.
Somehow I don’t think Tara will be lulled that easily.
And the dog? Well what does she care!?
Help me now.