Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Poop in the Hoop

When it comes to potty training your kids, you gotta do what you gotta do.

When Nick was two, he was all about the cars. We'd put him on the toilet facing backward, and tell him he was riding a motorcycle. It worked pretty well, considering that Daddy has a bike, but he'd flush the toilet every chance he could.

Small price to pay, if you ask me.

What matters is that the kid did it. We'd race him to the bathroom and he'd surprisingly win every time. Then he'd hop on his hog, do is business ("Its a chopper, baby.") and be on his way.

He was fully potty trained before he was three.

Will was an early potty bandwagon jumper, mostly because he sees his big brother doing it. (In fact, one of the early problems we ran into was convincing him he had to sit down to do pee.)

But recently he's needed a little more prompting.

He wasn't telling us when he had to go, or he'd say, "Pee pee, Mama," then dawdle his way to the bathroom, slow enough to ensure his diaper was wet when we got there. It was infuriating.

One day I realized the Hubster was having a better success rate than I was. I took that to mean he should take Will as often as possible.

It wasn't long before he was happy to share his secret with me.

"Tell Mama that you're a big boy!" he boasted one afternoon, ushering a jubilant Will from the direction of the bathroom.

"I POOP IN THE HOOP!"

potty boy


Of course you did, dear.

Mama's so proud!

23 comments:

rockanddrool said...

that is so stinking cute!! i hope he doesn't grow to resent this blog...because of his naked picture. ;)
but seriously...that is so flipping cute!!

Dory said...

That's so unbelievably cuuuute!

Dory

Laski said...

Hey, if it works, right?!?!

*taking copious notes*

Threeboys1mommy said...

Why do I get so exited over potty training posts? It really is a beautiful thing isn't it?

WeaselMomma said...

Oh my! Watch out. hen he's 17 he's going to exact revenge on you for this.

~Sara said...

How funny. I have 2 younger boys, 3 and 2. One is potty trained the other is working on it and you wouldn't believe the things I have heard!

FromThe Creek said...

That is so funny!

Susie said...

That is such a cute tackle!! What a big boy:-)

Denise said...

Poop in the Hoop? Love it!
You've gotta personalize it for each one, don't 'ya? My little guy turned 2 this week, and I shudder at the thought of even beginning the potty training process ... but I'm inspired by all of the people that have done it by 3. Not my experience with my girls, that's for sure : )

Kim said...

My house is following the same pattern.. He looksl ike such a big boy .. so cute..

Kim H. said...

STOP THE CUTE MADNESS!!!!

The Mom Jen said...

How adorable, much better than my poop stories of late.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

So cute! Glad it is working.

Melisa with one S said...

PRECIOUS!

Burgh Baby said...

"Poop in the hoop" is pretty genius, if you ask me. I think your husband DEFINITELY needs to be in charge!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

That is great.

Colleen said...

Poop in the hoop! That's AWESOME! And actually the motorcycle training is pretty cool, too. Gavin was just not interested until nearly three. I'm hoping that's not the case with Coop. And now I'm armed with a few more ideas in my arsenal!

BTW, love the chunky baby thighs...yum!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

1st time commenting here. Oh my, too cute! We just potty trained our twins this past week, and I agree, whatever works!!

lisaschaos said...

Hey whatever works is great! How cute! He looks so proud!

Halftime Lessons said...

LMAO

That is AWESOME.

I am SO stealing that expression as we get our son going on the potty training...

Fantastic post!!!

Jay

MrsAshley said...

Too cute!!! I just love the picture, he is sitting so proud. I found your link on MomDot and just wanted to say hi. I love your site, by the way.

Ashley
Beauty4Moms.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Poop in the Hoop! Love it! Too cute!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

TOO funny! Just when I think i've heard it all!