Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Flush the Toilet! :: Mom2Mom
By Stephanie Kay
We discuss toilet training, diaper blow outs, and our favorite solutions for constipation. Even moms with older or grown children frequently join this bizarre ritual.
Given this strange obsession, it only seems fitting that I add poop and pee to the list of Mom2Mom topics.
I'm currently in the process of potty training my 4th child. The end of diapers is (hopefully!) in sight. But once diapers are no longer part of my child's daily routine another problem develops - they don't flush.
Why can't my children remember to flush the toilet?!
We have 1.5 bathrooms for 6 people. Neither of them is a master bathroom. That means I share my bathrooms with 3 little BOYS and 1 little girl. Little people who can't seem to remember to flush!
It's not like I didn't teach them during the training process. "Do your business. Flush the potty. Clean your hands." was my mantra. But the first part is the only one that took.
NOW I hear myself saying, "Did you flush the toilet? Clean your hands?" "Really? I didn't hear the water running."
At any given time during the day I can walk into the bathroom and find this (or worse!):
I'm definitely hitting an all time blogging low with that picture!
Seriously, do you have this problem at your house? If not, what did you do to encourage flushing and hand cleaning?