Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Monday, October 20, 2008

How to Make Sure Your Child is Never Potty Trained

So I have this really spanky Baby Bjorn potty chair for Eliza:



It has this little insert that comes out so you can properly clean said potty chair after it has been used. Eliza in the past has enjoyed using this insert as a cup during shower time (rest assured she had never peed in it prior to using it as a cup):




Recently Eliza has made a few half-hearted attempts to pee in the potty. Tonight Eliza decided that the pink part would look very nice as a hat:





Notice the look of abject terror as Miss Eliza realizes that her potty hat was indeed stuck on her head.

Yup, that thing was stuck and stuck good. After twenty minutes of trying to extricate Eliza's head I was starting to think I'd either have to call the fire department for the Jaws of Life or amputate one of her ears.

Luckliy the ears and potty chair survived the incident. I am however fairly convinced that Eliza will never sit on this thing for fear of what it might do to her hind end!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh dear. That is hilarious, but also not good on the potty front.

Anonymous said...

Nice picture. Nice picture, but disturbing. Is that some form of child abuse? Seriously! At some recent wedding receptions that I have attended, photo montages of the bride and groom growing up have been the rage. Hide these pictures and spring them on her big day. It will surely make everyone laugh hysterically and will pretty much ruin her wedding night.

Anonymous said...

So life is not a bowl of cherries after all.

Anonymous said...

Gives new meaning to the phrase "pea brain"

Anonymous said...

In training for the Easter Parade?

Anonymous said...

She kind of resembles a Shriner wearing a fez doesn't she?

Melissa said...

that is too funny. Poor little lady so something I have done in my past childhood except I got my head stuck in a chair as well as the stairs!! Yep I thought my head could fit in anything!!!
too cute!!

BusyLizzyMom said...

Poor kid, you may want to hold the potty training for a couple of months until the trauma has subsided. Good luck, it was a rough go but Elizabeth is now trained and even going on her own now, it is so cool.

Natalie and Abigail said...

Have you tried just letting her use the big potty with one of those inserts?

Also, this is just my opinion...when I helped potty train we did it this way: set a timer for every 15 minutes to sit on potty. Give lots of water so after a short time she really does have to pee and experiences success. 15 minutes all day to start, then 30, then 1 hour, etc. It worked for us...