My daughter has been potty trained for approximately a month, and now that I've emerged from that battle victorious, I can look back on those tear and pee soaked days (or was it weeks? It's all a blur.) with fondness and pride over what the two of us have accomplished together. Just kidding. Potty training is perhaps the most necessary evils that exist in the parenting world and these tweets about potty training sum it up perfectly.
Whether you've already potty trained your child, are in the middle of it, or are just beginning to start the process these tweets will give you a sense of solidarity that yes, potty training is the closest thing to hell a toddler can throw your way, but it ends. And suddenly, your child won't need diapers anymore, and they'll pull on their Hello Kitty underwear all by themselves, and you'll look back with a tear in your eye and think "what I wouldn't give to do it all over again".
Again with the jokes.
Though potty training, like labor and teething, are all parts of the cycle of parenting, you can find comfort in the fact that even when you're soaked in pee and running to the bathroom at speeds you didn't know were possible, that other parents have been there too. You're welcome.
1. Pee. Is. Everywhere.
It's funny because it's true. There are no safe zones.
2. You Can Flush Your Dignity Too
Motherhood means no shame.
3. It's A Dark Time
Trust me, the first day is the worst.
The things we do to raise socially acceptable children.
5. The Pep Talk
Sometimes we need the pep talk worse than they do.
6. Again, Pee Is Everywhere
You know it's bad when even your toddler admits it.
7. A Titanic Voyage
Minus the icebergs and romantic lighting, of course.
8. Time To Update Your Profile
My hobbies include long walks on the beach, drinking coffee, an cleaning up my toddler's pee.
9. The True Sign Of Success
Whatever gets the job done, right?
10. Just Being Honest
Don't worry, they have to learn at some point. Right?
11. Be Prepared
This dad is miles ahead of the rest of us.
12. The Moment Of Panic
Note to self: have an emergency route.
13. Set Realistic Standards
Or the next...or the next.
14. Motherhood In A Nutshell
But, that's still cool, right?
15. It's No Joke
Well played, future comedian, well played.
16. Double The Fun
Dear moms of multiples,
I'm so, so sorry.
But you'll probably still be pretty ripped from all of the running back and forth to the bathroom, so there's that.
18. Bathroom Bonding
It really is a beautiful experience. I promise.
19. Sh*t Happens
It just doesn't always make it to the toilet.
20. It's A Lifestyle
You'll eventually learn to accept it.
It's the dilemma of the ages.