A Wee Song

A Wee Song

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Potty training is the pits.

Pixie is perfectly potty trained at school. Seriously. She’s had one accident in three weeks. I don’t even bother sending the required seven panties anymore. She got the hang of it the first day I asked her teacher to let her go nappy-free.

At home, it’s another story.

“Mommy, I need to wee!” she declares, and off we go down the passage. She pulls her pants down while I put the kiddies’ seat on the toilet. I lift her onto the seat. She smiles. And promptly hops off. “Mommy, I’m done!”

“A little bit longer,” I suggest, and put her back on. “Let’s sing the Wee Song.”

Wee, wee, wee, making a wee,
Wee, wee, wee, making a wee,
Look at me, making a wee,
Wee, wee, wee, making a wee.

(I’ve got mad songwriting skillz, don’t you think?)

We go through the song two or three times before I concede defeat. She hops off the toilet and pulls her pants up.

Not two minutes later,I hear the cry, “Mommy, I’m wet!”

We’ve tried running water while she’s on the toilet. We’ve tried going to the toilet together. We even let her sit on the potty while she watches TV. We’ve promised a trip to Jimmy Jungles when her potty sticker chart is full.

I’m considering putting up her classmates’ photos in the bathroom so that she can go to the toilet with her friends. (I’m only half joking.)

That said, I’m not too stressed about it. She is only two.

But I can’t wait to say goodbye to nappies for good.

Did you have an easy time toilet training your child?


{Featured Blogger} Chatting to Eleanor

{Featured blogger} Chatting to Eleanor

Last week I introduced you to Eleanor of Just Ella Bella. Today you get to know a little bit more about her.

1. Tell us a bit about your family.

I’m a very soon to be work from home mom working as a freelance journalist and running a online kids accessory store…. talking success into being over here! I’m married to a homicide detective who is video game obsessed and have two boys, one in heaven and one here giving me hell (I kid I kid, he makes me so happy it’s crazy).

2. What us the weirdest parenting advice you’ve ever received?

Someone on the hottest day of the year berated me for not having Aidan (a month or so at the time) in at least three then blankets she actually added “these young mothers”.

3. What is your favourite comfort food?

Stuffed mushrooms, ooooh yum get in my face.

4. Which TV series can’t you get enough of?

Two broke girls rock my world and for the first time ever since ever I like a drama program, Empire is awesome!

5. If you had a superpower (other than being a mom) what would it be?

Teleportation, I genuinely hate driving so would love to just snap my fingers and be anywhere , quick quick.

{Featured Blogger} Chatting to Eleanor

You can find Eleanor on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and her blog.

{Featured Blog} Just Ella Bella

If you’ve seen my other blog, you’ll know that some of us at SA Mom Blogs are taking part in a “featured blog” exchange of sorts. My April match is Just Ella Bella.

Eleanor is mom to two precious boys, one on earth and one in heaven. She writes on a variety of topics, ranging from life and motherhood to crafts and recipes.

Read her blog here, like her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, see what she’s up to on Instagram, and check out her pins.