No, I'm not starting yet. But I have a couple of friends who are in the midst of that painful process, and so I'm starting to think about it.
This is my plan:
I will think about potty training for about 2 more months.
Then I will tell Derek to start thinking about potty training.
A month after that, I will ask Josh if he can take a week's vacation, and while he's home, would he please potty train his son.
Sounds about right to me.
Actually I'm writing this post because it has come to my attention that there are some handy little gadgets out there that I wasn't previously aware of, and I thought some of you might have need of them.
First is the Potty Watch.
Have you heard of this?
It's a little watch shaped like a potty that the trainee wears. You set it to go off at whatever interval you choose, and it plays a little tune to tell the child that it's time to go potty.
It gives the kid more control, and we all know that 2 year old's want all the control they can get. And it's convenient for other people who might be watching your child.
(Thanks for the idea, Laura!)
And then there's the Wee-man
It's a urinal that hangs down from the regular potty to help tiny tots who want to stand up like Daddy. It flips over to drain into the big potty, and you leave it in there when you flush and that rinses it out.
At least, more interesting and potentially useful than some of the other baby products out there.
Like the Daddle:
Nothing says "I'm the man of the house" like being saddled up and ridden by your children. Horsey rides are fun, sure, but do they need to be this formal?
Or how about the Zaky pillow? These creepy severed hands sleep with your baby to make them feel comfortable. Or maybe terrified.
"Mommy! Where's the rest of you? And why are you discolored?"
Or this. Someone acutally marketed a bucket as a bath. If you'd like to bathe your kid in a bucket, just find one and do it. You probably don't need this Norwegian death trap. And how exactly do you wash them when you're busy holding the kids head above water?
I really don't know where I'm going with this post, but I do know that I have oodles of things I should be doing, and so I'm off!