Smooth Operator

by mssinglemama on June 28, 2009

While the rest of the world continues to spin, with all of its good news and bad, there is one little universe that remains unchanged.

The universe of Benjamin, where he must – by now – have realized that he’s kind of cute.


He’s also learning how to play the adults in his life like a fiddle.

With just one pout of those puffy little lips, or one convincing, “newdea” – translation, “new idea” – he can enrapture you with his seemingly true tales of life as a three-year-old.

Somewhere along the road he used this little face to convince his mommy that “daddy said it was okay to pee pee in his diaper” and vice versa. He’s been pinning us both as “diaper push overs” and we’ve both been buying it for weeks.


This next photo, below, this is a photo of his victory smile. It’s the sly little crook of his mouth he whips out after he’s pulled a Don Corleone on your ass.


So if you run into this little man on the street and he starts telling you a tale that has anything to do with ice cream or Transformers and that story involves you or someone you know


whatever you do


do not be distracted by those eyes and that adorable little nose, or his pip squeaking Elmo-esque voice


because this guy has your number (and he knows it).

P.S. Any potty training tips would be appreciated. He’s going #1 just fine but just can’t make the jump to #2. And man, oh man, is this mommy fed up. I’ve tried bribing.  Big bribes. This week John Bear even bought him a Bumble Bee transformer but so far he won’t take the bait.

Check out more pictures from this weekend in my Recently photo album.


It’s been hot out (a contest).

Very hot. The nice, awesome folks at Baying Hound (a locally owned business here in Columbus) gave Benjamin and I some stainless steel drinking bottles so we can drink to our hearts content wherever we may go. I picked Pink Love.

Now it’s your turn.

Pop over to their site and surf through all of their beautiful reusable bottles, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which bottle you would like and if I draw your name – Baying Hound will send you that very bottle.

Good luck! Contest ends on Friday, July 3rd.

{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarcastica June 29, 2009 at 2:05 am

I LOVE those pictures! So cute!!!


Nydia June 29, 2009 at 2:12 am

Man your kid is adorable! They must be born w/ that whole "I'm so cute I can persuade you to kill your dog if I so please" gene … And, unfortunately, we lack the "stand up to any cute persuasive child that can convince you to kill your dog" gene.

Re: potty training — God help you, girl! Fortunately for me, Aidyn has been in a Catholic nursery school run by nuns and Dominican's — which means the child just miraculously came home one day at 3 completely potty trained! I don't question their methods LOL … I just write them a check every month and hope they're still around when the baby's a teenager …

OH and I have GOT to have the Baying Hound reusable bottle in Blue Forest … maybe my child and I will cease to be dehydrated with something this adorable around to remind me to bring some water when I take him to the park in 90 degree weather! 🙂 Thx!


TorontoMama June 29, 2009 at 2:22 am

He is so adorable Alaina!
They learn very early on how to play the adults in their life, don't they?

I love the pink bottle too!


Melissa June 29, 2009 at 2:25 am

Benjamin is too cute for words.

About potty training it took almost a year after my oldest was PT'd going pee to go #2. He would wait until I put him in a pullup at night, and when I stopped that he would just go in his undies. I made him help me clean up the messes but he still refused to go on the potty. I was told by his day care provider that a lot of the boys that learn to go pee standing rather than sitting on the potty are scared to sit on the toilet. Are you using the big toilet or a potty chair? My sister had the same problem and she put the incentive on a shelf in the bathroom so that her son could see it on a daily basis, and one day he just went in the bathroom sat on the toilet and got his toy. Hope he goes for you soon, as my three year old refuses to go anywhere near a toilet.

Oh yeah, I love the pink love water bottle. Maybe a pink one would keep the boys off of my water.


mssinglemama June 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm

I really like the idea of putting the toy on shelf. That may do it… because I think he's having issues visualizing the fact that Bumble Bee (transformer from John Bear) is really hiding out in my bedroom. So I'll do this tonight. Thank you. And – we use the plain old potty – but he does have a seat.


Patricia June 29, 2009 at 2:55 am

Luckly I don't have to think about potty training for a while (my son is only 1), though I often rush him to the toilet if I see he's going to do a #2, just because I'm lazy and it's easier to clean :).

The blue forest bottle is my fav (though the ladybug is kind of tempting too)

Love your blog!


Lori June 29, 2009 at 3:20 am

We had the opposite problem with our daughter who turned 3 in April. She went #2 on the potty for about 4 months before she would go pee on the potty. I am happy to say that we are on our way to success (although we still have to tell her to go potty). Just give it time………(which is oh so frustrating!!)

I too love the pink bottle. Our temperatures reached 110 today and man was it hot!! I always have water for my girls (3yrs and 1.5 yrs)


Chantelle June 29, 2009 at 3:26 am

OMG, he is too sweet for words, but yes, I see a master manipulator in the making! 😉

My dd picked out the pink bottle. Of course. Anything that's pink. "That would be PERFECT for my softball games/ballet classes/swim practices, Mommy!"

Speaking of manipulators…



Alyssa June 29, 2009 at 3:32 am

That face! He's the most adorable little boy!!!! I love the Pink Ice bottle too!!


Speedgirl June 29, 2009 at 3:41 am

My mom's nickname for me has always been "ladybug", so I think that would be the most appropriate bottle 🙂 They look really nice, and I am trying to drink more water and less Coca-Cola, so this would help!


Bad Mummy June 29, 2009 at 3:49 am

I adore the Earthlust poppy bottle, even tho I've yet to come across blue and red poppies.

You can start by making a big deal about putting his poop from diapers/pull-ups into the toilet, letting him use toilet paper on his butt and letting him flush the poop. In the world of a 3-yr old, it's pretty exciting to see if poop floats or sinks. I also found that letting The Mook check out my "movements" in the toilet got her interested in the process.

She's been using the toilet since December and she is still somewhat fascinated about talking about poop. Esp when we are in the elevator with a bunch of neighbors.


mssinglemama June 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I did this last night. Awesome advice. Will keep it up from now on every time he goes in his diaper. Like the idea of wiping with toilet paper but I'm not sure if I'm ready for that yet. Yuck!! ; )


amy June 29, 2009 at 3:55 am

A poop in the potty rates his favorite treat!! And lots of excited noise and actions from those he loves 🙂

Say he loves chocolate (or cupcakes, or licorice, or mini cars or …) Lay off on the treats in normal life and reward poops with the TREAT. Of course let him know you have XXX on hand and will give some for a good poop in the potty. Then reinforce 🙂

I think my son thought poops in the diapers were disgusting to us (EEEWW!! STINKY!! Come on what parent among us hasn't?) so maybe make poops in the toilet an EVENT.

Hey, if you have to break down and bribe him for the first 3 poops in the potty for something BIG!! worth a shot 🙂


mssinglemama June 29, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Trying that with this transformer toy. I think I am going to take the advice from above and actually show him the toy – put it on a shelf above the potty.

Love your idea of cutting out all other treats.

And come back and tell me which bottle you like, just in case you win!


amy June 29, 2009 at 3:56 am

That is reinforce poop one and two but let him know if he makes it to 3 he will get XXX. Bribery. Hell yeah.


Carrie June 29, 2009 at 4:15 am

I love the Blue Forest bottle!

Oh, the potty training… I can't tell you what a battle that was for me and my son. I tried a lot of bribing (candy), charts and stickers to earn a toy, and plain old begging him to just friggin poop on the potty already!! When I finally decided to just let it go and stop making it such a huge issue in his day he decided he was ready to do it on his own. He was probably 4 when that finally happened, so give it some time. Good luck!


won June 29, 2009 at 4:42 am

Is he bothered by his dirty diaper? Hopefully, he is and asks you "mommy, change my diaper." Then, there's something to work with.

If this is the case, and he does his business and asks you to change him you have to tell him "in a few minutes, mommy's busy."

Letting him sit in the discomfort may help to motivate him.

And if it doesn't bother him…I've got nothing!


mssinglemama June 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Yeah… definitely is uncomfortable for him. Will let him sit on it for longer.


Juggle Jane June 29, 2009 at 5:20 am

He is such a cutie!

Bubba is at the same stage in potty training. He will wake up in the middle of the night to pee in the potty, but hasn't made the leap to #2. I'm going to keep checking back here for suggestions!


linda June 29, 2009 at 6:05 am

I love the Pink, I actually bought one of these a few weeks ago from Bath and Body it said "my glass is always half full" Well I loved it, and at 10 bucks it was a steal then my darling 11 year old son decided he was going to put it in the freezer for me on Mothers Day and it busted !!So DONT PUT THESE IN THE FREEZER MOMMYS!! lol…I was soo upset. I drink so much water that it made me feel better knowing I was doing a "little green" for the envio.
Let me say that boy of yours..OH my !!!!as my momma would say " Id just have to eat him up with a spoon" I can imagine it is soo hard to tell that face "no !!! "


christine June 29, 2009 at 6:06 am

my daughter was in the habit of standing to poop (in her diaper) so getting her to transition to the potty chair was really tough at first. basically, i had to keep an eye on her and catch her when she was starting to go, and then grab her and plunk her down on the potty. she did not like it the first two times i did it, but i explained that feeling meant she was pooping and the poop needed to go in the potty. we haven't had a poop accident at all in 5 months, although pee is another issue. she gets super distracted/caught up in playing and doesn't want to stop and take time to go potty, so she's started wetting her pants again. sigh.

and i LOVE the ladybug bottle!


Brittni June 29, 2009 at 10:34 am

I know it sounds really dangerous, and it is, but the best thing that works for Ava is letting her run around pantless, diaperless, aw hell sometimes even topless. She loves being naked and without anything covering her rear up, she always remembers to tell me. Potty training makes my head spin tho. Maybe Benjamin could use a few days off, of nobody bugging him or telling him where to go potty. Then you could talk to him and explain the situation and start trying again. I'm a big fan of the bribery, but it seems like they catch on to that. Good luck with it all!!

And I reall love the pink love bottle! So adorable!


April June 29, 2009 at 11:12 am

Those are so wicked cool! I love Ladybug. 🙂

As far as the potty training…I have a girl, and nobody knows your pain like I do. LOL She was about 3 before I had her completely potty trained. It was not awesome. But, the good news is, eventually it WILL happen.


SueB.Ont.Canada June 29, 2009 at 11:53 am

Love the bottles, I pick the ladybug one. Potty training, my oldest daughter was still in diapers at Benjamin's age as well., she had no interest in using the toilet. We moved to a new city and we had twins that were a week younger than my daughter as neighbours, They made fun of her the first day they met her because she was wearing a diaper and miracle of all miracles she started to use the toilet from that day on and never had a single accident. She didn't want to be made fun of again. My youngest on the other hand, well, that's a whole different story. LOL.


Momma_Sunshine June 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

I think I squealed just a little bit (in my head, at least) when I saw the orange Kleen Kanteen bottle. Orange is "my" colour!!

As far as potty training goes, the best advice that I can give you is to try not to make it a huge deal. If he figures out that this bothers you, he could certainly use it as a way to manipulate his world.

One thing I did for my youngest was take her out and let her pick out her very own "big girl undies" and we made it this huge celebration – and then just basically stopped putting her diapers (except at night). Granted, she had lots of accidents that summer, and I had to carry a change (or two) of clothes with me at all times, but after a couple of months, she was pretty reliably trained.

I think a big mistake is for anyone to give him the message that it's okay to pee in his diaper. Definitely sends a conflicting message….

I recently heard a story about a mom who told her son that there was a monster who lived under the house who ate poop, and to keep the monster happy, he needed to poop on the toilet and flush it down to him! lol I think the moral of this story is figuring out what works for your individual child…because I think that they've all got their "thing" that will work for them. The trick is figuring out what that is.

Good luck!! 🙂


sparklingmama June 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

My experience has been that the key to successful potty training is patience. There will be many accidents, but eventually one day everything will click and you will have a child who is potty trained! The key for me with potty my daughters was to make the switch from diapers/pullups to underwear. Once they were wearing underwear they could really feel when they had an accident. They were potty trained soon after. It's messy and annoying, but works.


sparklingmama June 29, 2009 at 1:03 pm

oh and I'm a fan of pink love too!


Abbie June 29, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I'm gonna have to go with you on the whole "pink love" bottle thing:) The color is adorable and the cups look so cool – I NEED one now that I've seen them:) Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week – and happy 4th of July!!!!!


cookiesmommy June 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I feel for you! My nephew will be 3 in July and REFUSES #2 in the potty. No bribing, punishing, encouraging etc works. So frustrating.

As for the bottles, would LOVE LOVE LOVE one in pink. After all it is Cookies signature colour and would come in VERY handy on our "OMG FINALLY LOSE THE BABY WEIGHT" walks!


Jamie June 30, 2009 at 4:00 pm

I used the ol' sticker trick with my daughter. She got to pick out the stickers that she liked and whenever she went #2 in the potty she could stick them on her sticker sheet. It worked really well! For some reason the stickers were much more exciting to her than toys!! Worked for me 🙂

I really love the Pink Love bottle!! You just can't go wrong with pink!!!!

Have a great holiday weekend!


Jamie June 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm

oops! i didn't mean to post that! sorry 🙂


Kim June 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

He is too cute! My little man is only 20 months but definitely following right along in Benjamin's footsteps.. little heart-throbs they are!

I love the pink one, Can't resist it's girly charm! So PINK for me! Would be great to stash along in the diaper bag for our days out. Aiden's sippy cup doesn't really work for me 😉


Kelli June 29, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Hi! We had the same sort of obstacles with #2 in our house also. My trick was a GUMBALL MACHINE! Everytime my daughter Ella did the dang thing, she got a gumball. (I bought one from Wal Mart for like $6) That was the only bribe I used and it seemed to work better than toys or candy because she gets that stuff anyway, you know? So it was an extra extra special treat. That was the only time she got gum, and man oh man does she love gum.Other than that, once I bought a stool and she could climb up by herself, it was easy going from there. Even though she's really vocal, once I took the telling me when she needed to go out of the equation, it seemed to speed things along. Also-I know this is a totally personal choice, but I think it's totally important to take away diapers and pull ups completely and just use undies. Then you can play the whole "oh man, (insert whatever is on his undies here) is bummed you had an accident!"


Kelli June 29, 2009 at 3:08 pm

And one more thing-in the beginning it's so important to keep everything light and positive, but once it's been awhile and you see that it may just be plain old stubborness (rather than just learning) you may try being a little tough-not punishing, but showing your dissapointment in a way that he can totally get. Don't worry too much, #2 is the hardest thing to learn and once he gets it down, you're going to feel like such an accomplished Mama!


Christine Spicer June 29, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Good luck with the potty training. My son is only 15 months and I don't look forward to that stage. He'll get it eventually, when he's ready. Unfortunately that's probably not that comforting for you. And I think that I would have to pick the blue yoga, its purdy.


Angeline June 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm

I really like the Pink Love one as well.


tela June 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm

JUST this weekend my little man decided it was potty time. He's gone before (both 1 and 2), and I thought finally "This is it!" Well, he's been doing GREAT with the peeing–but pooping not so much. He does a dance and says he wants to go 2 on the potty, but then he says he wants to go in a diaper.

I'm just trying to be encouraging b/c I don't want him to get constipated (I've heard of some HORROR stories there). Everyone I've spoke to says when it's time, it's time, and your child will do it. It worked with the peeing, anyway. In the meantime, I'll try the bribing (We haven't really done that yet, maybe a hot wheels car or something–I'm not sure I like the food as a bribe option, but I might change my mind later.)

As for the bottle, I'm loving the Ladybug one. I also love that they are straw! Woot.


Helen June 29, 2009 at 4:16 pm

picking out big boy unders did it for my son. He didn't want to get them dirty so he tried to go alllllllllll the time.

I'm torn between the pink love and the blue yoga! But I've been wanting a Nathan bottle forever.


SingleMomNewEngland June 29, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Hi, just wanted to pass on #2 potty training as well – it took about 9 months, and it was slow going, but the pediatrician said don't push it, he will do it when he is ready – and he did! He finally started pooping in the potty when he was about 3.75 years old.
He did what some of your other posters said as well – waiting until I put on the pullup at night and then pooping in it. He got so good that he would run upstairs, PUT HIS OWN PULLUP ON, poop in it, and then come to me to change him back into big boy underwear.

What worked with us – getting a little potty seat AND a little stool to put under his feet, so he wasn't afraid to sit on the big scary toilet. Then I would sit on the edge of the tub with him and read him a book. We would "TRY" every day – like I said, this took about 9 months (?) he would never poop. Also I would give him 1 M&M just for sitting and "TRYING". Then one day, after months and months, he said he was ready to poop in the potty – and he did it – and he's never gone back since!! It takes lots of patience, but now he's completely trained. Hope that helps!


SingleMomNewEngland June 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Also just wanted to note that he was completely peepee potty trained during this whole time – and was wearing big boy underwear… he just wouldn't poop on the potty… Good Luck – it's just a matter of time! 🙂


Heidi June 29, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I have two boys — I found that bribing or doing anything to convince them to potty train didn't work (maybe my kids are just stubborn). With my first one, it became a battle of wills that I could not win. In the end, they both started using the potty when they decided to. My oldest just decided one day to start using the potty and he was completely potty trained within three days. My youngest would go #2 on the potty, but didn't want to stop playing to pee. Go figure. I'm sure that's not what you want to hear, but in the end I was saner when I stopped worrying about when they would go.

On the water bottles — I would love a pink one!


Shel Shel June 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm

I love all the earthlust bottles…especially the peacock one.

Good luck with potty training!


Nakia June 29, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Benjamin is so cute. It's amazing what people can be conned into with just a little smile.

I was so desperate to get Kaleb potty trained, I started paying him in change. I took one of his old shoe boxes, covered it in camo scrapbook paper, cut a hole in it and left it sitting on the back of the toilet. Each time he pooped in the toilet, he' get some change to put in the box. Every Sunday, we'd sit and I'd count up the money then I'd take him to the store to pick out something he could buy with it.


Jennifer June 29, 2009 at 6:22 pm

So far the only potty training thing that has worked for me (she just turned 2) is M&M's. Sorry I can't help any more!

I liked the Blue Yoga one!


Jaden June 29, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I would love that EarthLust 20 oz bottle in Poppy- what a cute design! 🙂


Becca June 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Benjamin is adorable. The only two things I can think of are giving him candy as a reward or when he does go to the potty go to one of his favorite places. I’m not mom but I babysit twin boys and that’s what I would do as an incentive. We would go to the park for the whole day since they didn’t have any accidents. They would even race to the potty to see who would get their treat first. It was pretty amusing. By the way I love the pink water bottle. It’s so cute!
Anyway I hope you find some trick to get him to use the potty!


jodi June 29, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I love the pink one too! As the mom of 2 boys…I am certain that pink would be the only one that they wouldn't take and drink out of! So! YAY!

As for potty training tips, mine are 11 and 8 and both still go in their diapers. Ok. that is a lie…(right?)
but both just did it when they were ready. As much as you hate to change a diaper…you'll long for those days!

Love your site. Big fan. HUGE!


Melissa June 29, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Oh wow, potty training…no fun. Not at all. The way I trained my son to go on the potty was sort of like how you train a dog to use the outised as there "pottty".

Everyday, I would take Brody to the bathroom at the same time. I especially knew when it was time for him to go #2 as he went the same time everyday. His daycare followed the same routine so that helped also.

Good Luck! Sometimes kids are not ready…it will happen.

p.s. I really like the 20 oz. Earth lust white peacock bottle. I love my reusable steel water bottles, The pink one is fun. I have a pink BILT, wait till you get comments on yours!


Carol June 29, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Benjamin looks just like you! My favorite bottle would be blue yoga : )


Kaylin Sanford June 29, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I have no advice on the potty training- It takes a lot of time for boys. My little brother use to blame the poop in his pants on everyone else- "auntie pooped my pants!" It was cute, but hard to convince him to stop going in his underware. I love the true pink water bottle!


Sarah June 29, 2009 at 10:15 pm

My son is 5 and just like Benjamin the #1 was no problemo but the #2 . . . . he was a few months into his 4th year by the time he mastered #2. Not sure if it was fear, control, stubborness . . . .or what??? But . . . as soon as I stopped tyring to get him to poo on the toilet, as soon as I stopped talking about it . . . . he did it! In the meantime I used to tell him to go get a pull up and put it on when he had to poo because I was sick and tired of washing poo pants. They are all different and remember . . . they can only truly control what goes in and what comes out!


Abby Carter June 29, 2009 at 10:37 pm

The bribing never worked for me either. I think I just let my son poop in his underwear a few times. It didn't feel good, and so he got the idea. The trick is to almost ignore it. Just put the undies on without a word. When he uses the toilet, just a quick "well done. You sure are growing up!" A mess gets made? a quiet clean up with an "I am sure you will remember to use the potty next time." Its the cool cucumber approach. You set your expectations knowing there will be a few clean ups, and that's it. As long as its a big deal, it will be and that can be intimidating when you are little.

Tough choice on the bottles. Pink is cute and seems to be the popular choice.


Jeannine June 30, 2009 at 1:21 am

I like all of the Nathan Sports Stainless Steel Flip Straw Bottles but would really like the blue yoga one.


Anne June 30, 2009 at 2:15 am

Cute pics of Ben! My little guy is pretty smooth like that too!

As for the bottles, I am all about the pink one!


LiLi June 30, 2009 at 2:37 am

I like the one with the moon rising above pine trees.


Asha June 30, 2009 at 3:27 am

I have no idea on the potty training…. Monkey's about ready, since she tells me when she's messed her diaper but I don't know how to get started. I think I'll just wait and let her potty train herself =)

I like the Pink Love bottle too – but since nothing I have is mine (Monkey steals all my stuff, especially the really pretty stuff) I think Monkey would like the Pink Love bottle too. We're outside alot, and she LOVES water, so it would definitely be awesome to have one!


Julie June 30, 2009 at 4:45 am

I don't know much about twins, but I've heard the rumor that it skips generations. If that's the case, I'll have twins too. My friend is a twin and she had twin boys last year.

I love the pink water bottle. I don't know if you're randomly drawing a name or if you're going with the most pathetic plea, so I'll throw in my pathetic plea. 🙂 I have TWICE, in one week, spilled a FULL 20 oz glass of water on my desk at work! You would think that after the first time I did it, I'd have switched to a closed-top container, but no. And the second time I tipped it over, my co-worker was sitting at my desk showing me how to do something. Mortifying! If I don't get a closed-top container soon I'm bound to spill again!


jeffra June 30, 2009 at 2:39 pm

so I have been dragging my feet about the whole reusable bottle, mostly out of routine…it would mean having to add washing it out…but if you pick me…it would help me to start, as I would have to make use out of my appreciation for someone gifting me with such a neat new with that in mind, I really like the nathan metal and love the ladybug…love your posts lately!


jeffra June 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm

p.s it would make a great birthday gift for me…my birthday is 4th of July!!


Jamie June 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I used the ol' sticker trick with my daughter. She got to pick out the stickers that she liked and whenever she went #2 in the potty she could stick them on her sticker sheet. It worked really well! For some reason the stickers were much more exciting to her than toys!! Worked for me 🙂

I really love the Pink Love bottle!! You just can't go wrong with pink!!!!

Have a great holiday weekend!


Heather June 30, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Benjamin is adorable!

And I love the blue yoga bottle. It would be perfect for the sweltering summer heat.


barryk June 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Well, you certainly have had enough advice on the pooping experience. Sad fact, he will learn how to poop in the potty, then when he gets to college, he will start peeing behind trees!!!

If it makes you feel any better, my nephew had not mastered the art of going to the potty but knew he didn't want to go in his diaper. So, apparently when he was at a party ( @3 yrs old) he went by a bush in the families yard, pulled down his pants, and proceeded to poop in their yard!!

Now, don't you feel better 🙂

He now knows where the potty is, and my brother-in-law is out of therapy. LOL


Norma July 2, 2009 at 1:52 am

LOVE the Pink Love bottle! Benjamin is just too cute… No advice on potty training… My 2 1/2 year old refuses!!!


rileysmama July 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I'm not to potty training yet, but I know it's going to be VERY tough. I've always heard boys are harder too 🙁 Anyway, thanks for the blog, I'm a huge fan, and I'd love to be entered to win a water bottle. Too cute! Happy 4th!


Erin July 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Ooh, I'd like the Blue Forest bottle. Thanks!


Mia July 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I'm going to be a plain Jane and pick the silver bottle. This will be perfect to take to my roller derby practices!


BoLOGnas July 2, 2009 at 4:59 pm

bottle: ladybug nathan.
pooping on the potty: we bribed her w/ chocolate covered raisins (which coincidentally look like small turds-perhaps subliminally/visually suggestive?) it also helped that you could set the clock by her 'morning constitutional' good luck.


kkreft July 2, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I like the ladybug bottle.
Unfortunately, they don't allow you to really blow up the sizes of any of the pictures to get a really good look at any of them. You might want to pass on that tidbit to the company selling the bottles. They'll probably sell more if people can look at them closely.


BloggoramaMama July 10, 2009 at 1:54 am

What a cutie patootie!


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