Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Potty Training: Episode IV

Things that potty training is like:  

Star Wars:  Your child gives you some signs that they're ready, so you think you're on episode IV, but after a few hours of going with that, you realize that you're really in Episode I.  That and getting a kid to use the potty is like using the force.

WWII:  Just when you think you're getting one thing under control, something else happens that makes you aware of just how vulnerable the other borders are at any given moment.  And, there's a chance you'll have to drop some major bomb in order for the potty training battle to end in your favor.  Take today for example, when I casually announced that there would be no more TV for the day.  Oh, that screaming you heard?  It was B.

Baseball:  it's boring unless something is actually happening, which isn't that often.  There are definitely 3 strikes per bat, 3 outs per "inning", and right now, at the bottom of the first, things are not going in favor of either of B or the potty training.  The current count is 0 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 fouls, and 1 error.