The first time your baby gazes at you and smiles, is one of the proudest moments in parents. Another moment in you Mommy Milestones — when your child no longer needs a diaper. I'm not particularly religious, but you can bet I was singing, "hallelujah," when my son successfully went to the bathroom on the toilet. Leading up to that celebratory moment, however, are plenty of weird things that happen when you potty train your kid.
Each child is different and develops at their own pace, but I've found that all my friends with kids will agree that there is a certain love-hate relationship that comes with potty training. Of course, people are going to chime in with their opinions and well-meaning advice about the way you're teaching you're little one to use the bathroom. But that's just par for the course when it comes to parenting, in my opinion. What you don't expect are the the aspects of potty training that the parenting books conveniently forget to write about. (Rude, right?)
So, if you're curious to see where your experiences rank on the odd-o-meter, then you'll want to check out the things that happen when you potty train your child.