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Potty training-more progress

posted on: July 31, 2013

Let me upgrade ya!

That's what River would like to say to everyone and everything... if she knew the phrase. So here I am.

RM'izzle has been doing her thing. And please forgive me as I am feeling especially Hip Hop after my Hot97 stint (Peter recorded it. He and River made a few pop-ins. It's kinda cute!)

Our sista friend has been doing great with the potty thing. And yes, great is the easiest sum-up of progress, it's 1am. Forgive me. 

So far it has been a week exploring and experiencing our city without our little comfort zone, a pull-up. We have done our due diligence and experienced our fair share of public restrooms. Thank goodness for hand sanitizers and constant communication. "That's dirty dirty!" goes a long way.

The other day after a successful potty week, we had a golden afternoon. We received her portable potty, and that felt like a big stamp of approval. We have finally made it! Yes, we. I think I deserve a glass of wine, maybe two when this is all over. But when will it be? From what I hear potty training is never really over until they are much older. Is this so? Please say it ain't so! I digress, the golden afternoon I speak of is when we finally received her portable potty. It is a tiny thing of magnificence and wonder.

With a ring, two legs, and a plastic bag with an absorbable pad inside, our shameful meet-ups with public restrooms has had it's demise. River is still trying to get used to sitting on it, but soon enough I know she'll be a pro and ace it like she's been doing everything else. It might even be enjoyable for her too. I have plans to whip that thing out at parks, street corners, beaches, and other sanitary-mostly discrete places. Don't worry, no restaurants. 

I think potty training; going to the bathroom on her own terms in particular, has done something amazing for River's confidence. Nevermind that she comes charging at me with descriptive bowel movement details, her confidence shines in her everyday.

 I can see and feel her freedom.


  1. Potty training is never really over until they are much older? Ugh! I only have a 17 month old and I am just starting to learn about this whole process. I need to know more about this portable potty!

  2. yay, thanks Peter! I'm listening now.

  3. ugh potty training has become the bane of my existence. I can see how it'd be a long process. I'm always having to remind my daughter to go.

  4. Just wait! My son has been potty training for 3 months now. And just recently he started waking himself up around 3am, coming into my room, and wanting me to get up so he can potty. What am I suppose to say!! Ha. No pee in your diaper. So I get up and help him. I'm very proud of him and can't believe he's doing that, but it is a lot of hard work. Good luck!!

  5. Oh, I was hoping your radio appearance would get recorded! My husband and I are in the process of saving to move to NYC early next year and I'm brainstorming about how to make money from house as well, doing what I love, so listening to that was really helpful!


  6. Jen,
    What I mean is they still have accidents for a while after! From what I hear. River is still in a pull-up at night. I'm giving her a little more time in that stage

    Good luck!

  7. Jackie good luck!! I feel like it definitely gets easier! River now goes on her own without me saying anything. I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Go for it mama!

  8. Tawnie,
    Lately River has been waking up even though she has on a pull-up. Eventually she gets that we aren't getting up and she goes in her pull-up. I am not ready to cancel out the bedtime pull-up!

    so good for your son though!

    Hope you get some sleep soon!

  9. Andrea,

    good luck with your move! If you have kids and one of you can spare staying home I would suggest that. The cost of care here is astronomical!!! most of my working mama friends only work to pay the sitter. They have a little left over, but not enough that working 40 hours a week makes sense.

    You'll love it here!!


  10. Can I just point out real quick how adorable that room is?! I few a few years until potty training (due Nov 4th!) but I might come runnin to you for advice :P

    xo, Brittney @ True Vintage Love