Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I'm thinking it's just about time to potty train her

So the other day Sophie was in the bath. She absolutely loves bath time, so we often use that ten or twenty minutes that she's happy and contained to scrub the bathroom. Joel was in charge this particular evening, and while he was cleaning the toilet or something he wasn't really watching every move she made.

Well, she started throwing stuff out of the tub. When Joel realized that it wasn't just bath toys, but, well...something she should have done in her diaper or the toilet, he called me in because he doesn't clean up poop.

At first we weren't quite sure how it was on the floor instead of in the water with her. Until I started cleaning it up and realized it had been. And there was still some in the water. She wasn't very happy about it being in there either and she was diligently trying to get it out while yelling, "poo poo! poo poo!" in a frantic sort of way. Needless to say, she got straight out of the bath to run around the house naked while I cleaned out the tub and the floor. Then we drew her a nice clean bath and she was much happier.

I just bought a box of diapers today and I'm really hoping it will be my last...at least until another child comes along.


Don't forget to go vote for me in the Mother's Day Photo Contest! My picture is doing well, but all day Monday it was neck and neck with another one (not even the toilet one) and she has the lead by about 10 votes right now. Tell your friends, post on your blog, send some email, post on message boards you hang out on, post on Facebook...anything! Please help me win 1,000 dollars!

See post below for information about how to vote.

And yes, I realize that I have been completely reduced to begging and pleading.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. I hate that.
    And I believe the quote is, are we not all beggers?

  2. Thanks for leaving a message on my blog; I love yours!

    And potty training was the absolute worst part of motherhood for me. SERIOUSLY. It surpassed colic and general toddler deviance. At 3 1/2, my daughter FINALLY trained after 1.5 years of power struggles. Heaven help me with child #2....

  3. I voted for your picture. I think it is a great shot - much better than the toilet picture. It makes me want to drive all the way to Cedar City so you can work your magic on my children!

  4. Zoie used to poop quite often when Matt would bathe her. I thought it was funny, but very glad it wasn't happening to me.

  5. UGH! So far we've been lucky with the poop in tub with Sadie. Nate was the worst!!!

  6. I forwarded the link and another hardy plea in your honor to all of my contact book. I think it garnered some more votes!

  7. OK, Lara... as you saw, I've got PYP cheering for you, and now I've added a post to my blog which will hopefully get you even MORE votes. Like 6 or something. LOL!

    Good luck!

  8. This blog entry reminded me to blog on something very similar myself. Check out my blog entry titled "Bath Time Toys."

    I voted for your picture! I love your pictures...I just wish I could shoot pics that awesome myself!

    Best of luck on winning the $1,000!