Friday, December 2, 2005

Little loser

Audrey has been really doing well with her potty skills. 

However, she still will have an occasional lapse, where she doesn't leave herself enough time.  Throw in the undies, tights she's wearing with her dress, and her bloomers, and it's a toss-up:  will she make it, or am I doing more laundry?

Today, I was occupied, and she had to go.  "Mommy, I need to go pot-tee." Complete with little shimmy.  "So go," I told her, "you can do it, you know how."

A few minutes later, she comes down the hall.  "I pee on my tights.  I pee on my body. (what she calls bloomers)  I pee on my panties."  "Oh, sweetie.  That's okay, just go change.  Get new ones."

She makes a little face, but turns and walks down the hall.  She's about halfway there, when I hear her utter at herself, kinda under her breath, "I such a loser" in her tiny voice. 

Awww.  My goodness.  I can't let her go, and I feel bad for her.

"Honey, come here."  She comes and I hold her.  "You are not a loser, you are still learning.  It takes time.  It's an accident, and it's okay.  Now go get some dry undies."

I leave out the part about how some grownup boys and girls have trouble making it to the bathroom in time; and about how laughter or coughing can be a woman's worst enemy.  Having her pipe up at preschool about "Mommy said that if you do your 'kay-gells' you won't pee in your panties" probably wouldn't be a good thing.  There will be plenty of time for that kind of talk later.  Afterall, she's only three years old. 

No one is a loser at three years old.

I'll be reminding her of soon as I finish this set.


jevanslink said...

That is so damn funny.  Thanks.  Mrs. L

yaya1 said...

ohhhhh she is not a loser wow i cant believe she said that poor audrey

tdain2003 said...

ahhhh I'm so laughing... not at Audrey but at your last sentence.  I needed that!  

misscarberry said...

Awww, that is so adorable :)
Love Sam xXx

katie39041 said...

awwwwww poor bairn,kiddies say the funniest things at times. im wondering if your kay- gells are what we call pelvic floor in the uk,loved the tale by the way your journal cheers me up and nearly always leaves me with a smile on my face.have a great weekend,
katie xxx

astaryth said...

Awwww... Poor little tot! She's trying, bless her heart. How absolutely sweet.

mum24boyz said...

Awwww... how sweet a mommy you are... I would have hugged her too, wet undies and! I'm sure she will do fine with the's great you are going the panties route, too. and hey, I love your "5 O'clock somewhere tag in your about me section...awesome!! Love that song!!

Robyn :)

inafrnz247 said...

What a sweetie!  Poor little thing was so sad and you were such a good mom, helping her to feel better!  She will continue to come to you with her disappointments in life, as you show her that your love is unconditional!!  Michelle

onemoretina said...

Poor Audrey .... She'll learn soon enough that us big girls can have the same thing happen, if the joke is funny enough, or we get an attack of the sneezes !  Tina

nicurnmama said...

oh the perils of being  a girl!
Now mommy, where did sweet Miss Audrey learn such a phrase?
She is too cute!

chseroo said...

I can remember all too well those little pitty parties my boys would have if they didn't make it to the bathroom on time. :o)

Is it true that it is harder to potty train girls than it is to train boys?


bridgetteleigh75 said...

Oh my gosh....she's melting my heart and I'm hundreds of miles away!  
Sounds to me like she's doing pretty well....

Keep up the good work, Audrey!