Milestone Monday: Potty Training and Pooping (in the Shower)

Author’s Note: Join me every Monday as I share Fia’s ongoing milestone (mis)adventures–from potty training to talking to everything in between.  Mayhem and mischief guaranteed on Milestone Monday!

We have progressed on potty training. Fia has moved from pooping on the floor to pooping in the shower. It happened a few days ago.

We were showering and her training potty was right outside the shower door. She lifted her left heel up, as she so daintily does when she’s about to poop, and out came the turds. On our pristine tile.

I threw the door open and grabbed the potty, pulled it in, and was able to catch a few more turds as she proudly plopped them out of her and into the toilet. Is this progress? I’m not sure. But I cheered anyway.  So did the toilet. The music went off and Fia started to wave her arms in a dance. The Happy Poop Dance.

I then screamed for Phil, who came in and cheered too, then helped me clean her and our shower up.

We move next week so this poop party will be put on hold. In the meantime, I must share my friend’s potty training trauma. She may actually need therapy to recover. Here goes:

Dear Friends,

Today during nap time Grace spread her poop- from her diaper all over her crib, the walls, her floor, her stuffed animals, her two favorite blankets, and anything else that was in arms reach. Her very beautiful white crib was literally brown with poop. I tell you this for two reasons:

1. When you potty train little ones this CAN happen ( I wish someone had told me)

2. This was the first day I almost choked my child.

You can only imagine my face, my poor poor nose, and the meltdown that followed ( me not her). I threw her into the tub, cleaned ( by hand) everyone of her stuffed animals and blankets, then walked my laundry to the laundry mat. This experience has left me shaken. I’m not being dramatic–seriously.

I’m writing in email form because I can’t tell the story to each of you- but please know this was the grossest day of my entire life and and if your kids (or future kids) do this- you’ve been warned.

And yes I know what you’re thinking- that sweet little girl with the curls? Oh yes! She did that to me. Poop. A poop party.

And btw when we asked her who poopied on Pizza ( her favorite stuffed animal) she told us “Kitty did it.” Then we said NO! Who poopied on pizza? She says….Ummmmmmm…wellll…….Bashy. Bashy poopied on Pizza! Oh NO!

She lies too.


Photo Credit: From Better Homes and Gardens (

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  2. by Sherry Huang

    On October 26, 2011 at 10:48 am

    This made me laugh at work!