I'll be honest...I was a little reluctant to join Facebook when I did a year ago because I thought the whole "status update" thing was a bit much. People seem to share waaaaaaaaaaay to much on Facebook sometimes (i.e. airing out their dirty laundry, or picking a fight with another person, or informing the world of their child's bowel movements, etc.) Now don't get me wrong, I have probably been guilty of posting many things that people don't care to know about. But one thing I said I would never do was post about my child's poop. I don't know why...but it totally grossed me out when a parent would write "Jenny just went poo poo in the potty!!!"
BUT....I totally and completely get it now. I understand why parents feel the need to post about their child's bowel movements because in the land of potty training, this is a freaking HUGE accomplishment!!!! And I do mean HUGE!!! While Addie has been so good about going #1, we were still struggling quite a bit with #2. And let me just say that #2 accidents in big girl underwear are NOT fun to clean up. I can handle poopy diapers, but I can't handle poopy undies because it always results in poopy pants, poopy legs, etc. I will spare you the rest of the details.
ANYWAY, when Addie accomplished the task of #2 in the potty a few days ago, I really wanted to post about it on Facebook because, like I said, it was a big event. And then today, when Addie did it again without having to be asked, I was already grabbing for my phone so I could post about it. But then I stopped myself because I didn't want to be "that parent". So instead, I decided to write this entire blog post about it. HAHAHA!!! I mean, it's my blog...I can post about poop if I want to :-)
So the moral of this story is that you should never say "I would never be that person" because some day...you might just be the mom that posts about poop :-) And all joking aside, there is a lot to celebrate today because in addition to mastering the #2 hurdle...Addie has also filled her first potty chart!!!
I am going to get her something special for making it so far but I haven't decided what to do for her yet. I would reward her with treats, but she already had a huge piece of cake at Blake's baptism yesterday. And I would reward her with bubbles, since she is crazy about those right now, but she already has a bunch of bubbles outside. So I don't know what to do that would be something special. Anyone have any suggestions? Maybe I should take her somewhere? I could use some fun ideas :-)