Go ahead. Take a good look at the picture above (I chose the pixelated version because, well, I’d hate MY daughter to have a nekkid picture floating out there on the Internet). This was taken by another customer recently at a cafe. The mom of the girl above had brought in two portable potties for her twin daughters, sat them at the table, pulled down their jumpers, and put them on top of the potties while they ate.
Okay, two things run through my head first.
1) I just have loads and loads of sympathy for that poor mom!!! You KNOW she has to be sleep deprived out of her mind and so desperate to get out of the house while trying to keep on her potty training schedule that this actually sounded like a good idea.
2) I feel really sad for the girl whose picture was taken, because you KNOW that’s going to haunt her with future potential boyfriends. =)
And the third thing running through my head? “Gross!!! Who would think of doing that in a public restaurant where other people are trying to EAT?!?”
Nope, that’s not it. It’s actually: “Oh, thank goodness–I feel so much better about not having SuperGirl completely potty trained yet.”
I’ve always been a perfectionist and admittedly have wished she’d be potty trained by now, but the picture above gives me a little perspective.
Now I’m actually okay that she’s wearing underwear during the day at home, pull-ups at pre-school (yeah, the reason for that would have to be another blog post; let’s just say I was very embarrassed =), and wearing diapers at night.
In comparison, I’ve decided, it’s really not that bad. =)
What do you think of the picture above? Don’t you just want to give that mom a big ol’ HUG?
I’m Elise Rome, AKA Midnight Mama because I’m usually burning the midnight oil. If SuperGirl (3, with a speech delay) and WonderGirl (1, my very own hip attachment) aren’t getting up in the middle of the night, then I’m busy working on writing and writing-related business until morning…usually 5 am or so. Both my husband and I stay home with the girls (he’s a writer, too! www.lukasholmes.com), but usually I’m focused on them throughout the day and only get started working until after 8pm when they’re both in bed. I’m a former Texan now living in Colorado who desperately misses no-snow winters, and my parenting goal is to raise my daughters to be strong, intelligent, and independent women…much like the heroines I write, as a matter of fact. I’m a recovering perfectionist, recovering procrastinator, and perpetually aspire to keep the house clean (because it never actually is). When I’m not chasing around my daughters or adoring my cooking/cleaning/diaper-changing husband of 8 years, I write historical romances about women who fascinate me and men who somehow always remind me of Rhett Butler, the first literary hero who captured my heart. www.eliserome.com