Friday, March 16, 2012

"Mom, I have to poop!"

Thats what my son said to me about a year ago or so, while running into the bathroom. So I, (being a smart mouth) say, "Thanks for the update." You know what he yells back? "Your Welcome!" Yea, he was about 6 at the time. Sometimes kids say the funniest things! And I wish I had cameras in my house at all times to record these moments. Seriously, put me on a reality show. Not that my life is really that exciting, but I would love to have all his moments recorded for me to look back at.

That brings me back to when he was a baby. Boys are notorious for peeing on people when you change their diaper. Me and my sister learned that the hard way. I was sitting on the floor changing his diaper, she was on the couch behind me. He peed with the diaper off, and he managed to hit both my sister and me! Same stream! So from then on, I put a wipe over his business, and it actually worked. He never peed when I changed him again! Now, being pregnant with #2, I really hope its a girl, but I think I've only changed a girls diaper like once before, and I don't have any tricks for that, any suggestions?

What about potty training? Did you try the cereal technique (putting cheerios in the potty as target practice)? I hope not, I know someone who said their kid then peed in the cereal bowl one morning. Soo yea, not gonna do that. Also, I never rewarded my son with candy stickers or anything, except cheers, clapping and kisses and hugs, when he went in the potty. I didn't want him to expect stuff every time he did something good. It worked for us, although I know some parents do offer rewards.

Speaking of the bathroom, have you heard about The Clorox Lounge and The Last Comic Sitting contest? Clorox is holding an on-going "Ode to the Commode" campaign, recognizing the toilets role in our daily routines. The campaign continues with the launch of The Clorox Lounge, which was launched on January 26, 2012. It's a community area aiming to be mom's gotta go place for comedy. It is hosted my Sherri Shepherd, who is a comedian, actress and mom. You can go to to find anecdotes, contests and give-a-ways as well as coupons.

The Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes started Feb 27, 2012. Over eight weeks, 10 of the funniest moms and dads will compete to be the one sitting on the throne with the Last Comic Sitting crown. The winner will get $10,000. Viewers get to vote on who will continue on.

Also, everyone who visits The Clorox Lounge has a chance to win $10,000. Just visit the lounge, sign up, and your automatically entered. Two additional entries each day can be earned by logging in and commenting. This goes on until April 22, 2012. There will be prize packs given away each weeks as well. Ten prizes a week, for twelve weeks, until April 22, 2012.

You can visit the Lounge by visiting:
Clorox Ode to the Commode on Facebook
Follow @Clorox on Twitter
Like them here!  


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