I remember the first time it happened. I was curled up on the couch deeply engaged in a riveting Wall Street Journal article about the stock market (read: binge watching Netflix) when I realized my daughter was being awfully quiet. Too quiet. Soon-to-be parents, let me give you a fair warning: When your two year old is quiet, it typically means one of four things:
- You guys were in the middle of playing hide and go seek and you completely forgot, so now your child has been hiding behind the door waiting for you to come find them. Not that this has ever happened to me….
- Your tot is drawing a family portrait. On the walls. With permanent marker.
- Your tot is systematically destroying the house.
- Your tot is attempting to go potty by themselves and as they are not quite tall enough to reach the toilet yet, they are leaving you a very “special” present on the floor.
Potty training is not for the faint hearted. Nor is parenting. But one of the things I've learned early on, is that sometimes you have to just be thankful nothing is broken (body parts included) and laugh through the mess.
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