Month 31: Have you…Done the Pee Pee Dance Lately?

Thought Dilemma:   Why does my toddler do the pee dance instead of just going to the bathroom!  Arggh!

Eek!

Familiar Behavior:  Have you done the pee-pee dance lately?   I do the pee-pee dance when I’m trying to juggle 3 or more chores at once and I put off a pit stop.! :) So many things can distract me on the way to the toilet…finding a baseball cap where it shouldn’t be, which leads to the desire to glare at DH, then on the way to put it back in the closet, I find a jacket not hung up..again, more spouse maiming fantasies, then there are towels to fix…again, sometimes a 2yo wanting to go potty first, and by the time I remember to go I’m doing the Pee Pee Bunny Hop while emptying the dishwasher!

I know how big my bladder is…I’ve known for years.   It stopped growing a long time ago.  That means I know exactly what it feels like just before I might just wet myself and that gives me the time I need to run to the bathroom.    I also have a bigger and stronger sphincter.       I’m not going to lie, there are a few times when a couple of drops have escaped and not just because of pregnancy.

It is very easy to forget that toddlers are people too and they have the same behaviors we do.  Just because we don’t know what they are thinking, doesn’t mean their thought process isn’t important or doesn’t have a logical flow leading up to the event.      It’s tempting to want to throw your hands up and slap on a diaper because…well…that’s what our society does.    We place value on our floors, carpets, couches, and our time.   That means that often we seek avenues to protect those things immediately with what we’ve observed a thousand times instead of trying something else.     Honest to goodness we ALL do it.   We’ll keep on fixing that rolled up carpet a thousand times won’t we?    Try instead to behave as if the diapers didn’t exist.   After all, your solution to your own pee-pee dance isn’t to run out for a pack of depends, right?


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So, my friends, have you done the pee-pee dance lately?   Tell me!  Make me laug

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Posted on April 30, 2012, in Parenting, Potty Training, Toddlers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Brilliant! I’m still beginning my potty journey with twins (moving so much slower than I initially intended but I’m not beating myself up) and it’s such a sweet, gentle thought to remember…our kids do the same things we do…of course. Thanks. :)

    • Little Mini Me’s. :) I hear some of the things my dd says and does and I just hear myself! I guess I must say “don’t worry, it’s okay.” a lot to soothe ecause if ‘m sad that’s what she says and gives me big hugs and kisses. lol

  2. Here here! Great post. Too true. My little one is 16 months and it was only a couple of months ago that I clicked about how important the nappy/diaper free part of EC is. I had been doing lots of communicating, but with a bub in nappies. We have way fewer “misses” now that she’s diaper-free at home. She’s getting much more practice using her own judgement rather than having the ‘backstop’ of a nappy. Again, a great post. Thanks for sharing.

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