Excitement Leads to Pee

From the moment we started potty training we used Thomas the Train as the goal to reach.

Remember, if you go pee on the potty and wear “big girl underwear” you can ride on Thomas!

Thomas thinks you’re doing great, he can’t wait to meet you.

There is NO pooping on Thomas’ seats! No more pooping on mommy’s couch!

It seemed like there would never be a day when we weren’t cleaning pee out of car sears, pants, furniture, or slides at McDonald’s (yup… she was THAT kid).

I was sure I would be 40 and still carrying around a change of pants in my purse for her.

Poor thing was destined to be overweight, a lover of all things feline, and full of misunderstood social awkwardness.


This weekend, after we had finished her bedtime routine and I had tucked her in, we told her how proud of her we were, how we couldn’t believe how big she was getting, and we told her that she was going to get to go on Thomas.

She was going to meet him and we were going to take a ride because she was a big girl.

She peed and pooped on the potty now.

My daughter looked at me with excitement (but it could have also been constipation).

“Are you happy? Do you have to poop right now?”

When I pictured the moment we told her she was going to finally go on Thomas I didn’t imagine her with a blank stare – I pictured more of a more of a party, lots of hugging, and a sash proclaiming me the “Mother of the Year.”

“Honey? What’s the matter?”

“I peed.”

She peed.

“Why did you pee?”

I know why she peed.

Shit got real.

All of a sudden Thomas wasn’t just some dude she talked to when she pooped; friend she hung out with when she watched Mickey; threw across the room when she rolled over on him in the night.

He was THOMAS.

And he was a Very Useful Engine.

“Will Thomas be nice?”

Oh. My. God.

Shadowed by  my own excitement I had overlooked my child’s smallest worries.

What if Thomas didn’t like her?

What if he was mean?

“He’s very nice, honey”

I took her hand and helped her on with clean pajama pants, “You know what? I think we’ll wait a little while, and when you’re ready to ride on Thomas you can tell Mommy. Sound good?”

“And I will sing ‘I’m gonna go on THOOOMMAASS!’”

And I will dance.

But I’ll do it quietly… in my room… after bedtime.

So as to not cause too much excitement.

Excitement leads to pee.

And pee to laundry.

I gotta say, pee laundry is not popular in my house.

When she’s ready to visit Thomas we’ll go as promised, but maybe with calmer voices; a little less jumping up and down, screaming, cheering, and hand clapping….

From Me.

Not the mature, potty trained, and brilliant (almost) three year old.


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7 Responses to Excitement Leads to Pee
  1. Kimberly
    February 18, 2013 | 8:22 am

    Aw, poor girl! In her defense, Thomas is a little intimidating. 😉

  2. Handflapper
    February 18, 2013 | 8:56 am

    I am already tired of potty training and we haven’t even really started yet with Hellbaby. She, however, started six months ago. She insists on sitting on the toilet every time she gets her diaper changed. And she tells us when she needs her diaper changed. So close, and yet so far. . .

  3. Jenny
    February 18, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    That cracked me up! So excited she peed! That has happened to all of the females in my house, ahem. We are still in the midst of potty training the youngest. It is slow going, but we are making some progress.

  4. Jordan
    February 18, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    We recently started potty training and it feels like it may be to soon. She is 2 and a half but still doesn’t tell us when she has to go. But if we sit her on the potty she goes and is proud of herself. Hoping that soon she will tell us when she has to go potty. Did u start putting underwear on?! Not pull ups?! So he could feel wet?! I feel lost with potty training and a newborn to boot. Also after I change the new baby sometimes she lays down and wants her bum changed. Poor thing like she wants to still be a baby. Please let me know what I should do;) guru!!!!

  5. Kimberly
    February 19, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    Awww…she is so cute.
    Pee laundry isn’t.
    One time Chunky peed and hid the underwear under a stack of clothes in the hamper…that shit grows things…grows…

  6. Rach (DonutsMama)
    February 19, 2013 | 8:32 pm

    Awwww, sweet little girl! She got nervous about Thomas. We’re in the midst of trying the whole potty training thing. It’s hard work, yo.

    • multitaskingmumma
      February 25, 2013 | 7:02 pm

      such hard work… nothing can every fully prepare you.

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