The downside is that daughter will not stop singing "Whadda ya like to do when you're sitt'n on the potty. Sitt'n on the potty for awhile? Well there's lots of things to do that will make you happy too. When your sitt'n. On. The potty!". She'll sing this little diddy to just about anyone who will make eye contact with her. I'm so numbed out to the lyrics I don't even flinch when she asks the guy behind us at Target what he likes to do when he's on the shitter.
But so far the passive approach to potty training has served us well. Anytime we have put a concerted effort into potty training it always came back in our faces. Sometimes literally. It became a power struggle with lots of clenched teeth and forced smiles as we wiped urine off the wood floors. And husband and I became obsessive about the topic,
Husband: Did you know the Indians saved their pee pee and used it to soften their leather?
Me: Have you heard of drinking your pee for Urine Therapy? Dale E. has and she gave testimony to the benefits of a tee tee martini;
For years my sun allergy had ruined my vacations. My family relaxed in the sun but I had to sit in the shade under two sun umbrellas. Nevertheless, just by going swimming I broke out in fluid-filled, itching blisters. During my next vacation my beach neighbor told me that her sun allergy had vanished since she started urine therapy. I started with it and today I can sit with my family next to the water.Husband: You've always gotta top my stories don't you?
Me: No. If I wanted to do that I would have told you that our neighbors are into Golden Showers.
Husband: They are!!?
Me: No. But I would have told you that.
Husband: Keep talking and I'm going to ask daughter if she wants to watch Potty Power with mommy.
Me: (Miming zipping up my lips)