Who else thinks cleaning out a potty chair is WORSE than scraping poo off a cloth diaper?? ME, PICK ME!! Oh my goodness….Ok I will admit I am not an “over” scraper. I don’t feel then need to scrap all the poop of a diaper before it goes into my pail, that’s what the washing machine is for, kwim? Now, rather than just needing a scrapper, I have to use either a huge wad of tissue or get a special poop sponge and hope no one uses it for anything else!!!
Now don’t get me wrong, I know I have been complaining about wanting my daughter to use the potty and now that she finally is getting the hang of it I’m complaining. I am so glad to not have to wash diapers every other day (even though it only frees about about 10 mins), but I will be so glad when she gets over her fear of the real toilet. I have suggested that she tries sitting on it several times and got a look as if I were asking her to sit on a cactus! At her preschool they have a real miniature toilet and they tell me that she uses it everyday, no problems. If only I had a drop of Alice’s shrinking potion!
The other day we went to the park with some friends, Amelia had gone before we left and had had little to drink so I thought I was all set. I packed our little Ikea potty in the truck just in case though. Well let me tell you – my cute little tulip proceded to fill that tiny potty to its brim!!! First she peed and I emptied it in a nearby bush in the parking lot. Then she freaked out, like it was the end of the world, insisted we go back to the truck and sat down on that potty for over 10 mins. When she was done it was like nothing I have ever seen in a small red piece of plastic before in my life. There was no way it was going in a bush! I had to wrap the whole potty up in a grocery bag and put it in the tailgate of the truck since it was already stinking up the cab.
Later on as I am getting ready to hop in the truck and head to work, I say to my husband as I’m opening the tailgate, “Oh honey, wait can you bring this in and empty it for me?” …muahahaha