Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:17

Life in a toilet

Everyone has an opinion on toilet training: What year you should start; what year they should be diaper-free; what method you should use; pull-ups are of the devil; and so on. I know I had an opinion before I had kids. I never understood why people waited to potty train. After all, who doesn't want a small human who can use the bathroom without assistance? Wouldn't you be pushing for that with all of your being from the time they were born to that first blissful flush?

Of course we want that. Everyone wants that. But some of the hesitation is due to familiarity. It's better to deal with the devil you know than the devil you don't. But that isn't even the whole issue: It's the in-between that is the problem. What happens between diapers and the potty is nightmarish.

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