Two nights ago, my son — who's been potty-training — left me a lovely surprise in the bathroom. No, not that kind of surprise. As my daughter lifted the toilet lid, we were greeted by an abundance of wadded-up toilet paper. Every inch was sopping up toilet water (that hadn't been flushed). It was gross and, to be honest, I still haven't recovered. While this didn't directly cause a skirmish, it did afterwards. There are inevitable fights every couple has when they're potty training their toddler because, yeah, the aforementioned happens pretty often.
For the most part, my kids have done a great job at learning how not to pee their pants, but the occasional accident still happens with our youngest. At the tender age of 5, he has the basic rules down, stays dry all day, and goes as needed, but that doesn't count all the times something, err, goes wrong. Plus, potty training is stressful. There's a whole timing issue, making sure things are wiped properly, and don't even get me started on the reward system for when he's successful. It's complicated.
With all of this, there's bound to be arguments between my partner and I. Even when we're on the same page, sometimes we have different approaches and it causes friction. In the end, we're just navigating the best we know how, stupid disagreements and all. As long as the end result is a child who knows how to do this thing, we'll be good. Eventually.