Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Penis envy at it's finest

Everyone told me that it would be a help to Morgan with the toilet training if I was able to toilet train a sibling at the same time. Well Griffin will be 3 next month and has been showing all the signs of being ready so I decided to go for it. It couldn't take up that much more time. I already spend half my day in the bathroom with Morgan. What's another few minutes?

The first week was a little crazy. I think a sibling with similar anatomy may have been a better choice for Morgan. Both of them have been very focused on 'the penis' and Morgan was adamant that she had one and could stand up to pee just like Griffin. She insisted on standing up a few times and letting pee drip down her legs and onto the floor. We finally convinced her that she could sit backwards and that that was almost the same as standing up. Luckily she is now content to do it the old way.

Griffin is still working on getting fully potty trained but it has been so much easier than Morgan. How did I ever complain about potty training with my other kids? It has helped Morgan to have Griffin doing it at the same time. She has made great progress and now tells us when she needs to go (about 80% of the time) "I go potty" and can go 2-3 hours in between bathroom visits.

The penis envy has slightly subsided now but we do still get the occasional "cool penis, Griff" to which he politely says, "thanks" (he knows it's extremely cool and that Morgan can't have one!) as he finishes his business.We've also finally been successful with teaching Griffin he does not have to stick his head through the lifted toilet seat and put his hands all over the toilet bowl.

14 comments:

Vennesa said...

Oh my gosh Heather that is hilarious! It's true that training two at the same time has it's advantages. I'm doing a 2 and 4 year old right now (my hardest one yet)and the competition is good for them both. Matching sticker charts are working for us too.

Tausha said...

Oh my gosh that is hilarious. My husband tells me we will be putting cheerios in the bathtub for Sam to practice his aim. I told him since Sam is a boy he gets to potty train him. :-) Love your post.

Emily said...

That is too funny! That is great that you can have such a good sense of humor about it all! Good luck!

Heidi Reid said...

Heather you crack me up! I wish I had some left over potty training targets. I found them in a little shop in Boston and they made it a breeze to potty train Tyson.

COOLWHIP said...

Wow, you are brave! 2 birds with one stone. Good job Morgan.
I always just made my boys sit down for the first bit, I was amazed at how much pee in NOT in the toilet, with boys.

Tara said...

LOL! Way to go, Morgan! That penis thing is pretty funny. We had our three girls first and when our first boy arrived, I was happy to have a "natural" anatomy lesson with his sisters. While watching a diaper change one day, my oldest who was 8 said, "You can tell he's done peeing. His bladder is all floppy"...while pointing at his scrotum. :)

Wendy P said...

We let Jackson pee in the backyard (yep. we're that family.). So Kira always has to run over and stand there with her little pelvis pushed forward like she is peeing, too.

The head in toilet seat pic cracked me up!

Chrystal said...

HILARIOUS!

Lily said...

Oh Heather I'm laughing so hard Lily just asked if I was crying! She wants to see the picture of Morgan sitting backwards again. I hope she doesn't get any ideas :-0
Too funny!!!

Beverly said...

what a funny post! love the head in toilet seat shot! too funny!

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Brittany said...

Since I have no boys I found this very funny. I have yet to experience it. I love the picture of Griffen with his hands all over the toilet seat and looking at what he's doing. I also love that Morgan tells him cool penis Griff. That is just hilarious!

Grandma Bethany said...

This is priceless! Just wondering if you would mind if I send it to a few?

Ria said...

Hilarious!! I had to share it with my sis-in-law and she thought it was too funny!!

kellyclay said...

This is absolutely hilarious!! I am so not looking forward to having to potty train Connor. I am hoping that the fact that he is using cloth diapers will help in the process Aidan took forever!!