Toilet training is part and parcel of motherhood, and if you're anything like us you would have totally liked someone else to do the job for you!
Mostly due to the fact that expectation is never the same as the reality. Ever!
You were going to be strict with your star charts, only giving a sticker every time they used the toilet properly.
Your wall is covered in stars because your toddler totally deserves a sticker for even thinking about needing the toilet! You are one proud mama!
Staying in the house all day:
You convince yourself that you won’t leave your house until your little one is well established – you just couldn’t bear the hassle if they wet themselves in public.
You’re starting to question yourself after feeling convinced you’d never leave your house! That only lasted about two days before you both got cabin fever and had to leave for the sake of your relationship!
The length of time it takes:
You expect it to take a couple of weeks, three at the most, before your little one is heading along to the bathroom without even telling you they need to go.
You’re already one month in and your little one has still yet to say goodbye to their nappy. They are really struggling to let it go!
Your child’s willingness to do it:
Your child has been showing all the signs of being ready for toilet training, so much so that you expect the training to last a week at the most.
What were you thinking! Just because they are showing the signs of being ready, doesn’t mean that they want to say goodbye to their nappy just yet. Your little one is clinging on to it with no signs of letting go. Ever.
Washing the clothes:
You expected there to be a lot of washing, anticipating that you’d need at least two boxes of detergent ready and waiting from the moment you start.
Those two boxes of detergent were long gone before you’d even made it to the end of the week. You’re considering not putting clothes on your little one while they are running around the house – it’s not drying weather out there just yet!