Potty training: it can break the will of the strongest of parents, pushing them to their absolute limits.
Have you been there? Maybe you’ve even been there multiple times?
If so, these tweets might bring back some painful memories…
1. Oh, no!
5-year-old: *walks in holding the toddler's training potty* She peed! She peed!
Me: It's empty.
5: Well, it was full.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 12, 2018
2. Proud of you.
You know we are potty training because every time I pee, my toddler screams, 'YOU PEED ON THE POTTY? I'M SO PROUD OF YOU MUMMA!'
— Court (@Discourt) August 1, 2014
3. We all need a theme song.
“Let It Go,” is a pretty great to sing to your child as a potty training song
— dadpression (@Dadpression) August 30, 2016
4. Might be in your 20s…
Me: *to my 3-year-old* I'll have you potty trained by preschool
[a full day of training later]
Me: I'll have you potty trained by college
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) June 8, 2017
5. Vicious cycle.
Potty-training 1st kid: reward chart, underwear, sitting on potty regularly.
Potty-training subsequent kids: keep them in diapers. Repeatedly sigh and say, "We should probably potty train you, huh?"
— Walking Outside in Slippers (@WalkingOutside) January 17, 2018
6. You made it!
Potty training my kid, and I just made up a cheer with the word POOP in it. Burning my college degree later today.
— Carrie On, Y'all (@CarrieOnYall) April 12, 2016
7. Isn’t this great?
Joys of potty training: your toddler pointing at your lady parts, contorting her upper lip into a scowl and going, "Eeyuuuuck!"
— Heather B. Armstrong (@dooce) January 20, 2011
8. I think a lot of parents feel this way.
Some call it potty training but I’m pretty sure my kid is reviewing restaurant bathrooms for Yelp.
— OutnumberedMother (@OutNumbMother) July 27, 2017
9. Let’s do it in order.
My 2-year-old knows the steps of potty training
But not the order
She pulls down her pants
Then walks across the house to find a bathroom
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) December 28, 2016
10. Going great!
Today alone 2yo has peed in a bag of popcorn,a toy boat, &on my bare toes- but not in his underwear, so sure, potty training is going well.
— Salty Mermaid Entertainment (@saltymermaident) June 14, 2016
11. Break out the pee socks.
If you don't know what pee socks are, you're probably not potty training a toddler.
— Lauren Mullen (@DraggingFeeties) January 11, 2017
12. Just do it!
Whoever invented the phrase "shit or get off the pot" clearly was in the midst of potty training. God DAMN, kid.
— Linda (@Sundry) January 10, 2011
13. Treat yourself.
Bought the kiddo a bag of M&Ms for potty training purposes. So far I've consumed three handfuls. What? *I* went potty.
— Jill Krause (@babyrabies) February 1, 2010
14. That’s kind of weird.
Me: Gotta potty train but not sure how to start.
My Mom: There are videos you can watch.
Me: [stunned silence]
Me: OKAY PERVERT.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) December 6, 2012
15. Who’s in charge here?
I gave my 3-year-old candy for using the potty, and she told me, "Good job."
Now I'm not sure if I'm training her or she's training me.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) September 16, 2017
Wooo! That sure was a rollercoaster ride, wasn’t it?!?!
Tell us about your own potty training tales in the comments!