Six months ago the Child, whilst at a cafe, suddenly announced she needed a poo. We took her to the toilet and she did a poo. It was a high-five moment and a sign she was obviously ready to potty train. We were smug. We had waited until she was ready and boom she just did it on her own. Fastforward to now and that is one of only two poos she has ever done in the toilet. We’ve had many failed potty training attempts – we’ve tried the naked in the house technique, the straight-to-toilet technique, the bribe them with chocolate technique. You name it we’ve tried and we still can’t get rid of the SODDING nappies.
But this time, THIS time we were going to crack it. I had a week off with the Child, I was battle-ready and I was determined we were going to sort this shit out. Literally. But like all good wars it went decidedly off plan. So here is my potty training diary attempt fifty told in emoji form because sometimes there aren’t enough words to describe this shit.