|At the bottom of this hole lies the true meaning of life.|
Here at LIAYF, we are now fully in the potty awareness stage with Annabelle.
Every night she pulls out her new favorite book 'Go Girl, Go Potty', slides the potty across the bathroom floor, and looks at me with a very serious face while saying 'Pooop, Pooop' and pointing towards her bum.
And with that I go through the motions getting all those toddler clothes off, and allowing her to sit on her new potty, where she will dutifully grit her teeth, close her hands into fists, and make a pretty convincing pushing motion (one in which her arms and elbows are even noticeably moved inwards towards her stomach.)
It's so convincing, it actually gets me every time.
After a few seconds of this show, she stands up and proclaims that she is "ahhh dun", after which I excitedly peer into the mini loo only to find it once again devoid of any excrement.
Worse yet, it has so far also been as dry as the Mohave desert. No, I've never been to the Mohave, but I'm guessing it's a pretty dry place....kind of like the bottom of said potty. Tell me I'm not right.
After going through this exercise once again last night, I was admittedly exhausted. It was after working a long day, getting dinner together, and doing various other unnamed household chores (dishes, laundry...) and I had just enough energy to get through the potty routine before collapsing on the bathroom floor next to a bare bummed 1 year old.
She obviously took that as her cue that it was time for a side show. That's because she carefully picked up her potty and placed in onto my back and climbed aboard, as if I were some kind of poo poo choo choo train or something. Okay, I admit that I found this somewhat humorous. That is, until she started laughing and hopping up and down on, while sitting on her potty - on top of her Pop.
Lukas then came into the bathroom ready for his bath, and decided it was the perfect opportunity to pile on top of me as well, and soon they were both nekked and hopping on top of their collapsed, tired, and laugh drooling (this is a hybrid of laughing while kind of half asleep and drooling on the floor) old man.
In the midst of all this hopping action I had a faint hope that something might even shake out, but alas when I was finally free of the two little hopping stinkers I pulled the potty off my back and checked it. But there was still no poop.
No worries though, as I actually think we are ahead of schedule. If she is still shy of 2 years old and giving it this much effort, we should be seeing results in no time, right?
Right? Okay, I won't hold my breath, so to speak, just yet.
Not unless I am being jumped on by a pack of wild kiddos.