Dear Mommy and Daddy,
I know that grandma had me completely potty trained before I went to school. I did really well, aside from a few accidents I was really proud of myself. And I saw how proud you and daddy and everyone else was of me.
I can't tell you how exciting it was to go to the store and pick out my very own underwear. I got Elmo, and some super hero's and McQueen and even Tow Mater and even some short like underwear, you called them boxers but I don't understand how you call them boxers because they don't look anything like the dog next door. But whatever. I loved putting them on every morning and taking a nap with them on.
I did pretty good. And when I went to school, I was among the big kids. All the big boys and girls, all going potty in the potty. And I really loved the little potties just my size. I even asked you if I could take out the one in mine and brother's bathroom and put a little one in like the ones at school.
And then I noticed something. At home, there is only one potty, and one door, and it closes and I am going potty all by myself, even though I rarely close the door. But at school, there are 4 potties, just my size all in a row, and no doors. So every time I go pee or try to sit and go poop, there is someone looking at me. The door is wide open and all the girls and boys can watch. Any parent that walks in can see me going potty, and that to me....is a little....weird! Any teacher can walk by and see me going potty. I know I am only 3, but STILL!
So I have decided that I don't like people watching me, Ms. Linda at school calls it "stage fright". And I have decided I am not going to go potty on the potty anymore at school. I have decided to give up all my cool underwear and go back to wearing the evils of pull ups and diapers. But when I am at home I will use the potty for the most part.
I know how disappointing this is for you, but please try to understand and put yourself in my position, do you want to pee or poop with a bunch of other people watching you?
Thanks for understanding and supporting me and loving me for who I am.
I love you,
So for all of those who left comments on yesterday's post about how lucky I am to have my two year old sit on the potty for the 1st time while all your 3 year olds are having difficulty. Trust me, our house is not without difficulty in the potty training department. I think Christopher will be fully potty trained before Thomas will again! *sigh* Potty Training...you gotta love it right?
Inspired by Mama Kat