to the dump, to the dump, to the dump, dump, dump!

As Finn will turn three in about six weeks, we are fast pursuing the poop goes in the potty concept.  Finn likes to sing the song - while he poops in his diaper.  For months now we’ve been talking about using the potty, but so far no porcelain goddess has been graced by the sweet little heinie of  Finnian. 

Recently we were discussing the issue and I asked Finn why he wasn’t ready to use the potty.  After all, Dora uses a potty; Diego uses a potty; Hannah Montana uses a potty!  He replied with the most patient, reserved-for-complete-morons look: 

“Mommy, I love to sit in poop!”

How do you argue with that one?

The other day we went to The Dump to buy furniture for the dump(Stay with me now.)

As we got out of the car, Finn said he had to use the potty.

Nathan and I looked at each other and for a split second we considered that this might be the turning point.  Then we both got distracted by a really cool leather sectional and the moment passed.

Three minutes later the stench in the air made it clear we had made a mistake.


Finn came this close to taking his first big boy dump at The Dump while buying furniture for our dump.

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6 Comments so far

  1. Hanlie July 22nd, 2009 10:52 am

    He likes to sit in poop! You’re right, there’s no arguing with that…

  2. Betsy July 22nd, 2009 11:13 am

    See, I had no idea we were have similar issues… Zach is just totally okay sitting in his poop… I don’t there is a chapter on THAT in the potty training books – “What to do when your kid just won’t give a S—”

  3. Gwen Jackson July 22nd, 2009 12:43 pm

    Ah…the irony! My daughter just got potty-trained 4 months ago (at 3 1/2). When they’re ready, they do it. He loves sitting in a poop, huh? My daughter did too. Until we started using the good old-fashioned shame tactic on her. Goes like this: Eeeeewww…you stink! After a while, she didn’t want to be the stinky girl anymore. I’m a terrible mom, right? Anyway, good luck with the potty training.

  4. Amy2boys July 22nd, 2009 12:51 pm

    Mine is 2.5 and he likes to pee in the potty but I’m not even worried about the poop part yet. It’s hard to imagine why that’s such a big deal but it really is.

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    I also posted the code in my sidebar which I should have done to begin with. That’s what I get for posting so late at night!

  5. The Domestic Goddess July 23rd, 2009 8:00 am

    Oopsy. Would it make you feel better if I told you I did the same thing while we were buying our minivan five years ago? Bug Boy had to GO and we were one week into potty training and he was in underwear and I had no diapers with me. Or wipes. Or a change of clothes.

    Yeah, I’m a good mom.

  6. well read hostess July 23rd, 2009 4:47 pm

    I think that The Dump should consider hiring you to do their advertising.