Thursday, November 15, 2012

Regression, more like passive aggression.

Watch your step, there's pee on the floor. Well, by the time you read this I will have cleaned it up, probably.

To say that I am frustrated with Lily's recent potty training regression would be an understatement. Let me start by saying that I am certain she is not sick and does not have an infection. I am not far less certain that she isn't a moody 16 year old trapped in the pint sized body of a two and a half year old. I have read that regression is fairly common for kids and for some is just part of the whole, "I don't want to grow up, Mommy...STOP TREATING ME LIKE A BABY, JERK!!" paradox. That doesn't mean I have to like it.

On more than one occasion, especially recently it seems, I have used my blog to lighten my mood and work through the not-so-great feelings that come along with mothering my lovely children. So here we go.

I can't say exactly when it started. I know that while we were in Florida Lily struggled with using the potty, but as soon as we were settled in at home everything went back to business as usual (pun intended). Some time about two weeks ago, I guess - I don't brain is mush. What was I saying? Oh yeah, to the best of my recollection she had her first accident a day or two before Halloween. Nothing major, just a little pee in the ol' undies. Matt and I resolved to be more proactive, and I really didn't give it too much attention.

In the last few days Lily has really turned up the volume on this party.

Tuesday: Pee pee accident on the kitchen floor just 15 minutes before bed. It wouldn't have been a huge deal, except she was playing in it. Like, splashing. Excuse me while I go shower, again. Also she is going to kill me for writing about this on the internet but you know what, she didn't clean it up.

Wednesday: Poop. In the bed, literally. I will fully admit that I totally lost ha.

Today: Two pee "accidents", one in bed and one on the living room rug.

I get it Lil, you're mad at me! Now stop peeing everywhere! And the pooping, seriously dude. Please.

Until I figure out what is going on with her I will continue to spot clean the carpets and wash the bed sheets while repeating the mantra, "These are the best days of my life". You should come over, just watch your step.


  1. Yup. Gross. I think the people who thought wall-to-wall carpeting was a good idea never had to potty train children.

  2. Ugh. We had a rough week last week, too----two accidents at daycare when we had been accident free for MONTHS there. Very odd. Hate it. Hang in there!