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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Difference Between Boys and Girls: Automatic Flush

And once again, for my loyal readers who do not know the stress pleasures of having a boy and a girl...

It took a loooooooong time for us to potty train da Boo. Seriously. It was ten months before she was fully able to take care of business on her own. However, she didn't have nearly the number of accidents that the Boy produced. She just preferred to have us assisting with every step, while the Boy would just do his business wherever he happened to be at that moment.

After all that time, she was finally advanced enough that I could take her out for long errands without worrying. Then came a fateful day at Target...She sat on the potty, precariously perched on the edge. The commode in the next stall flushed rather forcefully and she nearly fell off in shock. She looked at me for reassurance but before I could respond, her toilet flushed. Within a fraction of a second, she leaped off the toilet and was frantically clawing at the stall door. I tried calming her down but it was hopeless. She wasn't getting back on that thing! It had tried to swallow her!

That was nearly three years ago and only just recently, has she been able to "produce" when she's on an automatic toilet.

Now, the Boy. While his potty training experiences nearly sent me over the edge, he was pretty much an expert in two months. He still needs help buttoning his pants (but then again, sometimes so do I). A little while back, during a shopping trip, he had to use the potty. And of course, it was an automatic flush model. No worries, he climbed on as usual and waited. Then, the toilet flushed violently, spraying water everywhere. He didn't even break stream.

"Whoa," he says looking up at me, "That was cool!"

From then on, all automatic flush potties are called "Rock Band potties." Because all cool things are related to Rock Band.

13 comments:

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

This post is hilarious. Mine would try to balance on the automatic potty and cover ears at the same time. Those things ARE scary.

Kristina P. said...

Too funny!

My problem is that they don't flush when I stand up, and so then I have to stand there and figure out if it's just delayed or try to find the manual button, etc. It's very stressful.

Kristin said...

I have all boys and I am potty traing one now. Have been for months. I taught him to stand up to pee in public and so far so good.

Jo said...

Rock band potties huh? Well then, I will do my best to remember to appreciate the fun of an automatic potty.

Nat said...

Rock Band potties...so funny! Your flowers are beautiful. So is your Indian Princess, and you've got a very cute constipated rocker!

Melanie J said...

That's hilarious. My dread at eventual potty training is mitigated only by my hatred of diaper-changing. It's a worthwhile trade in the end, I guess.

ramsam said...

Oh man, I am so glad those days are over!

Kelly said...

My little toot is taking forever to potty train. Going on 3 months now and not doing very good. I thought girls were supposed to be easier than boys. That person needs to be shot.

Brooke said...

Ah man, the auto flush toilets. We had a couple of months there where Andrew was TERRIFIED of those. He refused to sit on them unless I covered the sensor with my hand so it wouldn't flush, then needed to out of the stall before it did flush. It was an acrobatic feat to button pants etc while still covering the sensor.

Rupper Family said...

It seems those self flushing toilets are all at Target and the airport, two places I seldom get to visit. My boy would probably like them, but even if they scared him right off he wouldn't pee all over himself because he has to be completely disrobed from the waist down to do his business...very tedious. Hey though, aren't you glad to have both kids out of diapers before the next one arrives? That'll save you some much needed room in your Costco cart!

Kristie said...

Ha, ha! Very funny! I always love the funny things that kids say!

Emma said...

That is hilarious!

Marie said...

You could SO make some cash making a "rockband" potty chair!!!
Marie

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