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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Momma Mia! "Gotta Go!" Hilarious Potty Training Video

This potty training video is so cute and good for a big laugh!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

More Funny Kid Quotes

I know I've gotten off of the topic of potty training lately, but I sure can't resist these hilarious kid quotes.

Why We Love Children

1. A nursery school pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat, but it was dead.' How do you know that the cat was dead?' she asked her pupil.' Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move,' answered the child innocently.' You did WHAT?' the teacher exclaimed in surprise.' You know,' explained the boy, 'I leaned over and went 'Pssst' and it didn't move'

2. A small boy is sent to bed by his father. Five minutes later.....'Da-ad....''What?'' I'm thirsty. Can you bring a drink of water?'' No, You had your chance. Lights out.' Five minutes later: 'Da-aaaad.....''WHAT? ''I'm THIRSTY. Can I have a drink of water??'' I told you NO! If you ask again, I'll have to smack you!!' Five minutes later......'Daaaa-aaaad.....''WHAT!'' When you come in to smack me, can you bring a drink of water?'

3. An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief, finally asked him 'How do you expect to get into Heaven?' The boy thought it over and said, 'Well , I'll run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, 'For Heaven'ssake, Dylan, come in or stay out!''

4. One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, 'Mummy, will you sleep with me tonight?'The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug.' I can't dear,' she said. 'I have to sleep in Daddy's room.' A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice:'The big sissy.'

5. It was that time, during the Sunday morning service, for the children's sermon. All the children were invited to come forward.One little girl was wearing a particularly pretty dress and, as she sat down, the minister leaned over and said, 'That is a very pretty dress. Is it your Easter Dress?' The little girl replied, directly into the minister's clip-on microphone, 'Yes, and my Mum says it's a bitch to iron.'

6. When I was six months pregnant with my third child, my three year old came into the room when I was just getting ready to get into the shower. She said, 'Mummy, you are getting fat!' I replied, 'Yes, honey, remember Mummy has a baby growing in her tummy.''I know,' she replied, but what's growing in your bum?'

7. A little boy was doing his math homework. He said to himself, 'Two plus five, that son of a bitch is seven. Three plus six, that son of a bitch is nine....' His mother heard what he was saying and gasped, 'What are you doing?' The little boy answered, 'I'm doing my math homework, Mum.'' And this is how your teacher taught you to do it?' the mother asked 'Yes,' he answered. Infuriated, the mother asked the teacher the next day, 'What are you teaching my son in math?' The teacher replied, 'Right now, we are learning addition.' The mother asked, 'And are you teaching them to say two plus two, that son of a bitch is four?' After the teacher stopped laughing, she answered, 'What I taught them was, two plus two, THE SUM OF WHICH, is four.'

8. One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, '.... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, 'The sky is falling, the sky is falling!' The teacher paused then asked the class, 'And what do you think that farmer said?' One little girl raised her hand and said, 'I think he said: 'Holy Shit! A talking chicken!'' The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.

9. A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, I'm Mr.Sugarbrown's daughter.' Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, 'I'm Jane Sugarbrown.' The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday School, and said, 'Aren't you Mr.Sugarbrown's daughter?' She replied, 'I thought I was, but mother says I'm not.'

10. A little girl asked her mother, 'Can I go outside and play with the boys?' Her mother replied, 'No, you can't play with the boys, they're too rough.' The little girl thought about it for a few moments and asked, If I can find a smooth one, can I play with him?'

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Adorable Hair Accessories for Little Girls!

This isn't potty training related, but one of our Potty Boot Camp parents is the owner of a great online store that sells the cutest hair bows for little girls! Support your fellow potty-training mom and check out her website:


Toilet Urine Shield for Boys?

A common dilemma for parents is that of whether or not to use a "urine shield" for their boys when toilet training. Urine shields serve the purpose of preventing urine from spraying everywhere when a toddler boy sits down on a training potty - however there are some definite disadvantages.

If the urine shield isn't a permanent fixture, there is a risk of it getting bumped and knocked into the toilet - with the scary prospect of it landing in urine or poop! I've read a report of a mother whose little boy cut himself on a less-than-smooth edge. The shields are typically mounted on the front of the potty, forcing the toddler to scoot backwards into a somewhat uncomfortable position.

I recommend instead teaching your little boy to "tuck" it instead. This is a more practical, safer, and cleaner approach - at least until you teach him to stand and aim!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Book Review: "A Potty For Me" by Karen Katz

This book is one I've always recommended as one that is great as a potty training tool. In particular, it helps to reinforce the concept to your toilet-training toddler that wearing diapers at night is still "ok" even when they wear underwear during the day. Below is an excerpt from www.Amazon.com from another reader who found the book helpful:

This book is brilliant!, August 18, 2005
By Pizor

I bought this book along with two others for my 18 month old simply to introduce the concept of the potty to her. The first book I bought was called My First Potty Book and it was pretty bad. The second one I bought was Once Upon a Potty which is excellent, but a little too advanced for my daughter. Then I bought A Potty for Me which was perfect. The pictures are big and colorful and the amount of text on each page is perfect for a short attention spanned little girl, not to mention the story is very sweet and well written. The pacing is just right. It doesn't simply tell you how to use a potty, but goes into the anxiety a child might have as well as the trying and geting it wrong and the practicing and then the trying and getting it right.

My daughter asks me to read this book to her over and over again, every night. As for the lift the flap concept, it's not exactly what you would expect. It's more like a page that folds out to another page. Picture a storybook with a centerfold on each page. I guess that's the easiest way of describing it. That little piece of interaction helps keep the little ones' attention.

This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.