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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Singing toilets.

"I can't believe you bought a singing toilet for our son".

That was the War Department on my recent purchase in support of potty training our oldest.

Hey, how the heck am I supposed to know these things? For that matter, every single "potty" in WalMart had some sort of bells, lights and whistles going on. Not like I intentionally looked for this fine piece of nuclear engineering.

Yep, it sings. And congratulates him when he flushes. Quite the affair. Didn't have those things when I got trained. For me it was, "You're gonna use the toilet like a big boy now, don't fall in". But that was a very long time ago. Isn't progress wonderful! Phooey.

This fatherhood at 54 deal isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Someone needs to write a book for older fathers. Warn us of how things have changed and what to look out for.

And the real kicker in this? He's too big for the stupid thing. So now he gets to hear, "You're gonna use the toilet like a big boy now......"

Could have saved myself some time and aggravation.


Karen S. said...

I was very frustrated as well with potty training. When I was researching potty training a common theme seemed to be praise and positive reinforcement. I came across a website called We hung it in the kitchen and named the little boy on the front of the package, Bobby. My son could not wait to go to the potty so he could push the button, hear the praising message, and get his chocolate reward from, Bobby. It really got my son excited about using the potty himself and it was fun for him. Because he became so involved, potty training was easy. So give it a try.

Subvet said...

For now I'm letting the WD run the show on potty training. She's a pediatric nurse and former nanny. So I figure this is more her area of expertise. Mine will come into play when the toilet plugs up.

Thanks for the suggestion, now that you mention it the WD does an awful lot of praise and positive reinforcement in many areas with our boys. Till now I've just gone along with it but maybe there's something to it.

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