Is there anyone else dealing with this? My 12-month-old has one ultimate daily mission. He must reach the object of his affection. If he hears the slightest squeak from our bathroom door, he is off, like a guided splash-seeking missile, straight to the toilet.
To make matters worse, my children are rarely allowed to flush our defective toilet. I know! Crazy, right? Oh, but after you cleaned up your fifth overflown toilet, you would understand.
Back to the baby–I really think he has issues. Did I mention he’s fast? Here’s some of the craftiness I’m up against:
- If someone’s trying to shut the bathroom door, he fearlessly puts his hand up like a miniature superman and slams the door back open. All the while, he keeps determinedly gliding straight towards his fun-filled goal.
- He is no respecter of people sitting on the potty. He’ll just reach his little mitts around any object trying to block his way.
- My guy doesn’t care if there is anything in the bowl–he prefers floating objects.
- He has a new favorite game–dropping all things into the toilet. He attempted a cell phone drop just yesterday, but my husband rescued it, without a second to spare.
- Then, he will cry out in outrage if you dare to take him away from his rightful throne.
Now I’m just impatiently waiting for this toilet fascination to pass so he can move on to a more interesting pastime, like whipping his messy diaper off to check out his latest deposit. My (soon-to-be-potty-trained) 2-year-old is currently passing through that stage. I’m sure he would appreciate an accomplice.