Potty training the husband!

My daughter is now two and I have to say that training her to pee and poo was very very easy, I guess I was just lucky, but I also tried hard – used to put her on the pot first thing in the morning and to keep her there I would sing and tell her stories, till she got used to it. She was fully trained at a year and a half. Now it’s only the night diaper that needs to go.

But, that’s where my luck ends. I’ve not been able to train her father!

I was in my room the other day and my daughter said “mama potty”. Now she says potty even when she needs to pee, so I told my husband to make her sit on the pot, since I was busy with something. He took her to her bathroom and after about two minutes I heard him screaming for me and for the maid, who was eating her dinner. My heart sank. In the five seconds it took me to get to them, I had imagined all sorts of gory scenarios.

I ran into the bathroom, as did my maid, our hearts in our mouths. He looks at me and says “she’s doing the real potty!!” he was close to hysterical.

I stopped in my tracks and blinked. “Potty?, that’s it?”

“Real Potty!” he declared again.

My daughter was amused:”Mama, dad does not know how to clean potty!”

My maid looked at me and started laughing (it lightened the mood I have to say, I was pretty mad)

I could not believe it. He looked at me helplessly, and said: “I don’t know what to do”

Me: “Don’t know what to do!!! Stick your finger in her bum and wash it!” (In India we use water to wash)

He handed her to me, saying: “I am not good at this stuff”

Me: “I was not born knowing what to do, try washing, it’s really not that hard!”

He could not do it, has not done it once in these two years and I guess he’s not about to start now.

Go, guess who was left holding the baby? Yup, yours truly.

I could train an eighteen month old, but that’s not possible for her thirty-something father!

What can I say, except “aaaaggghhhhhhhhhh!!!”



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5 responses to “Potty training the husband!

  1. LOL, I had a similar experience with this today. I was in the middle of washing dishes from last night AND this morning’s breakfast, and my husband comes in with our 5 month-old and says, “She just had a HUGE stinky poop!” And then he just looks at me.

    I played stupid and said, “well, you know where the diapers are.”

    The sad thing about all this is he’s already been through it once with our son, so it’s not like he’s a brand-new dad. His excuse? “I don’t like changing poopie diapers.”

    Yeah, and I get up every morning and look forward to it.

    BTW, congrats on potty-training early! That’s a great milestone to get over.

  2. That is great about the early potty training! Just in the last month our 3 year old (who has been “trained since he was 2yrs and 3 or 4 months) has decided to take initiative and go poop and pee all by himself. Talk about relief! Sorry about your husband though….

  3. Very interesting … speaks a lot about how the baby is always the woman’s resp in an Indian family 🙂

  4. very very funny 😀

  5. Work Mom

    Ha ha! Really funny 😀

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