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The Monday Snapshot – Cat Potty Training


Um, how do I even explain this?

B showed Matthew last week how the toilet works (why, God, why?) and now he wants to “look in tank” every time he pees (or every time I pee). I limit it to once in the AM (I use the tank to get him out of his diaper), after his nap (again, to ditch the diaper), and at bath time. I’ve had to use the tank as bait to get him to pee in public restrooms (gross) before getting in the car and it’s just ridiculous.

Last night at bath time, Jack the cat learned all about the tank, the red flappy thing, and the “black ball, it floats.” The toddler and the cat now know more about how the toilet works than I do.

I’m okay with that.

On a side-note, preschool fun totally effed up potty training today. I knew it would. I’m not upset. It took an accident then at home to get back at it, but he’s in real undies now so that’s good. He can hold it for hours, but when he announces his intentions, you must drop everything, including the baby (poor Bryson).

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

12 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot – Cat Potty Training

  1. Ha! I love that picture! Kitty looks intrigued too 🙂

  2. Laughing so hard right now! Poor Bryson (and you)!!!!

  3. Haha, oh B. Of course he would show him how the toilet works, is that a guy thing? 🙂

  4. Ha, am I ever so glad our tank in inside the wall…
    And while George did get better at holding it, when he plays, he often goes in the very last minute. I always found it funny how boys hold their ‘hose’ and squirm while trying to hold it. And with that, welcome to the world of pee drops, never liked them much before, but now, oh God, are they everywhere. 🙂

    • Oh great! So it’s never going to get better, is what you’re saying? 😉

      Matthew did the squirmy pee dance today and almost exploded waiting for me to unbutton his jeans.

  5. !!!! I love this more than words 🙂 Such a cute kid and a very patient mama!

  6. hahah this post cracked me up! So funny that M is now so into the tank of the toilet. The cat does look pretty interested too! 😉 And yep, I know what you mean about the drop everything and run moment!! Lids is getting better with this now and being asked, “Can you hold it for two minutes?” especially useful when out in a store.. but it used to be that minute or else it was coming wherever we were!!

  7. SUPER CUTE! I love the picture. Hey baby boy, after teaching him how the toilet works try showing kitty how to use some tissue. I’ll train my cat tomorrow. Thanks.

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