Now that Georgia is 2 ½, I get asked the same questions everywhere I go. “How is the potty training going?”
*sigh* I am really starting to get tired of this. If you remember, we did buy Georgia the Dora potty, thinking that would make things better. Well, she definitely has other ideas.
We are working on it, but dude! Why does EVERY single person want to know the progress of my daughter’s toilet issues? Is that really their business? Here are a few of the questions/comments that irk me.
** “Have you tried (insert annoying tip here)?” Everyone has their own system and they feel the need to share it with you in a tone that says, “I did it right, and you’re obviously doing it wrong.”
** “MY child potty-trained herself, and she didn’t need diapers at 18 months old!” I usually respond by saying, “Wow, that’s great!” instead of “Could you pat yourself on the back any harder, you big fat liar!”
** “I thought girls were supposed to be easier than boys.” This is the comment I probably get the most! And I don’t know who came up with this generalization because I think potty training is f*cking hard, no matter what gender your child happens to be.
And last but not least, I often get asked, “Does Georgia use her potty?” To this, I honestly answer, “Oh yes! She uses it every day!” I just don’t happen to share that she “uses” it by putting it on her head, dancing around in circles and shouting, “I’m a cowboy! Yee-haw!”