Poop and pee-pee.
Who knew that once we became parents, conversations about
politics and global warming would take a backseat to topics
surrounding more basic bodily functions?
I sure didn't. But once my oldest was born, I talked more about
the color, shape and size of his daily deposits than anything else.
Now that my youngest is old enough to sit on the pot, it hasn't
exactly tapered off. Just changed and branched out into the idea of
She's excited. She's into the idea of the potty. She knows
what's supposed to go in it. She even thinks flushing is super
But alas and alack, the actual event - sitting and going -
escapes her yet.
That's ok though. In the meantime, we're reading "Potty Dance"
Flattenme. Not only does it stress the idea of commode-use, but
intertwines an offbeat adventure with themes from around the world,
which appeals to a globetrotter like me.
Featured everywhere from Good Morning America to the Today Show
to The View, Flattenme allows parents to create high-quality
hardcover 8x10 personalized storybooks in about five minutes with
their child acting as the star in 6 different titles featuring
everything from pirates to fairies to monsters for ages 2-4 and
Each book is even available in a range of languages, including
English, Spanish, French, German, Finnish, Italian and Dutch,
providing extra enrichment opportunities for parents looking to
work the family heritage angle into their daily routines.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
See more of Pilar's stories here.
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