It's good to know I'm not alone.
Potty training is one of those things in motherhood that is not talked about a lot. Or at least not candidly, or as candidly as I'd like. I wished someone had warned me about how hard it was going to be to toilet train my toddler, but also, how hilarious it was going to be. As with everything in motherhood, taking an approach that allows you to be ready for the surprises, the unexpected, and take it all with as much humor and deep breaths as you possibly can. Because all kids are different, all paths will be different, but one thing is true: You will get through it. Some sooner than others.
I knew my experience could not be unique to me, and because I love Twitter so much (so so much) I took a look to see how other parents were doing in their journey of ditching the diapers, and let me tell you the tweets did not disappoint.
Here are the best potty training tweets out there:
Me last night: I don't feel like going out to buy more diapers. We'll just make tomorrow extreme potty training day… https://t.co/AHozAZzEtU— Jaime Dill is publishing VERY soon (@Jaime Dill is publishing VERY soon)1612957026.0
It’s come to my attention that a current method of potty training involves keeping your child inside and completely… https://t.co/E2wQjBZCDI— Hannah Goldfield (@Hannah Goldfield)1612533591.0
I see that all the adults of the world are potty trained, so I trust that our kid will get there, but at this moment I have my doubts.— michael barber (@michael barber)1611882996.0
No one drops everything they're doing faster than a parent who's potty training. #parenting— Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez (@Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez)1612489973.0
Making a slow introduction to potty training the 2yo. Went for sticker rewards. Zero interest in earning them himse… https://t.co/iiRKzcO3me— Dr. Tamara Friedrich (@Dr. Tamara Friedrich)1612785168.0
So potty training my 2yo and he thinks the potty is only for farts 😂😂— MrNarwhal (@MrNarwhal)1612550391.0
I always have the worst baby fever until I watch kids that are potty training, then it's just like "ya know what??… https://t.co/vs0vKaRERQ— Hailey (@Hailey)1612971555.0
When potty training, you bring the potty everywhere...even Nordic skiing! https://t.co/VFKKueXiCp— Aaron Silverman (@Aaron Silverman)1612650346.0
Conversation w/ my almost 3 year old toddler (working on potty training) 👇 Me: honey did you push a poop? Son: umm… https://t.co/zyIHI7LRii— Peanutz 🥜😷🇵🇷🇺🇸🌊🌏🗽☕⭐Patty⭐No DMs↔️No DMs (@Peanutz 🥜😷🇵🇷🇺🇸🌊🌏🗽☕⭐Patty⭐No DMs↔️No DMs)1612972073.0
If you are planning to start or have already begun potty training, I do not advise also having a ball pit around.— Jen Judson (@Jen Judson)1612452767.0
Potty training at Pikes Peak? (BN) https://t.co/KxgWEyuvaa— Discernment (@Discernment)1612495929.0
been potty training my kid all week and i now say bye bye to my own pee as i flush like i’m an undercover cop who’s in too deep— Ben Rosen (@Ben Rosen)1610673275.0
Area woman in the throes of potty-training prepares to Instacart just three items, and wishes Giant sold whisky by… https://t.co/LadSINUGyx— Ashley Parker (@Ashley Parker)1608089939.0
“Pee is sterile, pee is sterile, pee is sterile,” I repeat, mantra-like, on Day 2 of Potty Training.— Ashley Parker (@Ashley Parker)1606054654.0
Wife: how was potty training today? Me: he went in the toilet. Wife: that’s amazing! Me: *pulling toddler out of the toilet* not really.— WTFDAD (@WTFDAD)1568031044.0
Samuel’s still potty training. I asked him if he needed to go to the bathroom tonight. He said no. Two minutes late… https://t.co/n7Bpv1HxFc— Sean Lowe (@Sean Lowe)1569539821.0
Yes, potty training is tough but can we all agree what a miracle it is when kids finally learn how to blow their own noses.— Sweet Momissa (@Sweet Momissa)1576159989.0
Me: I can solve all our potty training problems. Wife: We're not teaching our 2-year-old to go in the yard. Me: The dog learned in a day.— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn)1472237909.0