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poo … that is all!!!

Poo. Everything is about poo in our house this week. Or this month I should say, or what feels like forever (please, please let my child poo in the toilet soon).

My 2.5 year old is potty training.  That dreaded time when you realise there could, and probably will be, wee everywhere and poo in places there shouldn’t be.  Please don’t judge me.  If you have kids you may know what I mean.  You might have been lucky and your kid might just have magically potty trained overnight.  But not mine.

Don’t get me wrong, the weeing situation happened pretty quickly.  I have the most awesome childminder and she started the potty training and Toby got it pretty quickly to be fair.  Yeah, we had a few accidents but mostly it was all good.  But then came the poo.

Oh my, we have had tears, we have had poo in his pants, in his PJs, in the pop-up tent thing that they love so much.  The funniest by far though was when he decided to sit next to his big sister and have a wee and then a poo right next to her.  Needless to say, she was not impressed.  I, however, thought it was bloody hilarious! Don’t worry I know what your thinking… the sofa is leather (easy wiped).

I never realised a child could be so scared of having a number 2.  I mean, it’s totally natural, right?  My daughter (eldest child) seemed to be fine, just done the deed in the potty, accepted it and moved on, but Toby… he seems to think the world’s gonna end, bless him.

Oh, and while I am ranting about poo someone please send me or direct me to where I can get lots and lots and lots of really good air fresheners.  I mean seriously I live in a house of boys/men. Eevey and I are totally outnumbered.  The bathroom smells from the hubby, the boy’s room smells from the baby and well, it smells where ever Toby has decided to do his latest poo haha.  Send help, please!!

To all new and expectant parents.  Good luck!!

Oh and trust me when I say this, you can read all the books you want on how to potty train your child in a day/week/month.  It’s rubbish. They will do it when they are good and ready and not before!

chat to you all soon

sam xxx

next blog- shopping list for potty training!!

You can find me on Instagram too @crazy_busy_mum_


Sitting on the toilet

Just a quick post tonight.

Hands up who goes to the toilet and then totally sit there an extra 5 mins than you need to to get some peace and quiet?

You don’t? Really…now come on tell the truth because I am not ashamed to admit I totally do.

I think it started when I became a mum, now when I had Eevey I totally couldn’t do this because most of the time I was on my own.  So obviously I am not going to leave her on her own and quite frankly there was a really long time when I lived in a flat where she would just follow me everywhere.  The flat part is important as well my boys cant climb the stairs yet as we live in a house now (thank the lord) so I can still pee in peace.

But since having Toby and now Zak I freely admit that I absolutely grab my phone before going to the loo and then I sit there and catch up on Facebook, often answer business messages (sorry guys but yes some of my replies come from our bathroom) and play a game on my phone that I am a tiny bit addicted too.  As I write this though I realize until now my hubby must have thought I have an awful lot of number twos as I spend so much time in the loo.  Now he’s gonna know my guilty secret. Oops, I’m not sure whats worse!

Its so bad isn’t it, the lengths you go as a parent to just get 5 mins to yourself to breath, think, sleep (trust me iv been tempted) but I can almost guarantee you are reading this now thinking ‘yup I have done that’ or even better ‘yup I am totally reading this blog on the loo’. If you are, well thank you for using your precious 5 mins to catch up with me 🙂

So come on where else do you guys grab 5 mins to yourself? Do you also do as I do?

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