Potty training can be a challenge, but with the help of prizes, siblings, and songs, it can be easier (and funnier).

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What Are Your Most Humorous Toilet Training Tales?

Potty training can be a trying time for most parents, and plenty of frustrating and funny moments can happen to make good anecdotes to share with friends and family. We asked you (our readers!) to relive the hilarious potty training memories and share them with us. From singing songs about poop to leaving a "surprise" behind a curtain to falling feet-first into the toilet, read on for adorable, groan-inducing, and laugh-out-loud potty training stories -- and then share your own!

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Kids Say (and Sing) the Darnedest Things

My 4-year-old twin girls always tell each other how big their poop is; it's like a competition to them. One morning Maggie had a pretty big one and she was super proud to tell her sister that it looked like a tree trunk. Later that afternoon, Madison came out of the bathroom screaming in excitement and wanted everyone to come see her poop. She said, "I told you, Maggie, I'm a princess, cause my poop looks like a castle! - Wendi Matthews

My 3-year-old son came running out of the bathroom and announced that he pooped polka dots in the potty! - Sally Hardison

My 3-year-old daughter has her routine. She sings her song, "My poop comes out of my BUTT," and after she pees or poops, she does a big "WOO-HOO"! - Christina Nastos

My son was outside playing when he did a number two in his pants. I asked him why he pooped in his pants instead of coming in to the potty. He replied that he didn't do it. I asked "Well, how did it get in your pants?" and he said, "It jumped in there." - Amanda Prince-Kirk

I potty trained my son in one day. The only accident he had was doing number two. This was our conversation when I walked in the bathroom and he had just pooped on the floor.

Mom: Kayden, what happened?

Kayden: I pooped.

Mom: Well, honey, you're supposed to sit on the potty.

Kayden: No! Boys are supposed to stand up to go potty!

- Jayme Spear

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Potty Training Cheerleading

Once when my son was pretty much potty trained, I took him into the restroom with me at work. After we were both finished and had washed our hands, we walked out into the hallway and he loudly said, "Did you poop, Mom? Did you poop?" Pretty embarrassing, but it's what he was always asked! - Risa Phillips

My 4-year-old daughter says to her baby sister, "It's okay, kid, you can do it." Coaching potty side! - Karland Fisher Landa

My 2-year-old daughter will ask me if I have to go potty and will tell me "C'mon, Mama, hurry! Hold it! Don't pee-pee in your pants!" Then she'll go in the bathroom with me, and she'll watch me sitting in the potty while saying, "You can do it, Mama, you can do it." When she hears me peeing, then she'll say, "Wow! Good job, Mama! You did it! You want a treat?" I think it's funny that she thinks I'm potty training too! - Florie Williams

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Unexpected Surprises

When my older son was 2, we went to visit my brother at his new apartment, and my little guy wanted to bring his uncle a present but didn't have any money. He sure gave him something. He went into the dining room, peed behind the brand-new blinds, and then said, "I got you something!" - Jenn Pinto

When my son was 3, he did not want to poop in the toilet. I found him in his room -- he had put a paper plate on the floor and pooped on it. Pretty gross to find, but I couldn't help laughing. No clue where he came up with that idea. - Amy Johnson

My son and daughter are 15 months apart. I was bribing my son with candy to sit on the potty. My daughter was a year old and wanted candy, so she proceeded to take off her diaper and pee in the potty! She was so shocked and excited that she did it, and then even more delighted to get candy! My son then followed and was potty trained in less than a week! (My daughter was not fully potty trained, but we thank her for helping us train her older brother.) - Jennifer Weisend Myers

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That Funny Thing You (Kids) Do

When my middle child was 3, I walked past the bathroom to see her bent over, behind in the air, and head on the floor. She had a big wad of toilet paper and was trying to wipe her behind. I asked her if she needed any help, but she politely declined, "No, thanks, I got it, Mommy!" It took her about five minutes, but she did it. - Melinda Pawek-Gallegos

My son, now 5, was potty training in a house with three girls. He had it in his head that I was crazy to make him pee standing up. One day while I was getting ready for work, he came into the bathroom, climbed up onto the big potty, put his feet on the seat while squatting, and said, "This is as close as me's getting to standing up to pee." His feet then slipped into the potty! His feet fit perfectly into the hole and he was crammed in there up to his collar bone! - Kimberly Schulz

My son was 2 and decided to take off his diaper, climb up on his baby slide, stand at the top, and pee down the slide. Then he decided to slide down naked! His own water slide! - Tiffany Tilton Toulouse

I was walking in the mall with my 2-year-old when she declared she had to go potty. As we quickly walked to the bathroom, I noticed people staring at us. I looked down and saw that she had dropped her pants (and panties) down to her ankles in anticipation and was walking through the mall exposed. I still laugh every time I tell this story! - Erin Coffey Tellez

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