October 12, 2011

don't clap

Oh, the many, many, ways you can scar your child's psyche, without even trying.

Ella's potty training has taken off this week (after I told her that we were all out of diapers and her options were to pee on the floor or in the potty). After her first success we hip, hip, hoorayed, clapped and called grandma. The next time she did the potty dance our conversation went something like this:

Mom: Ella, do you have to go potty?
Ella: Don't twap [clap].
Mom: What?
Ella: Don't twap.
Mom: Huh?
Ella: Don't twap when I go potty. Don't say anything.

And pretty much every time I ask her to go she tells me not to clap. The funny thing is my pediatrician told me the same thing, and I pretty much ignored him. Looks like Charlie knew what he was talking about, once again.


Thayer said...

still into Dora, huh?

packermom said...
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packermom said...

Can grandma clap from here? I won't say anything.

Danielle said...

Funny...Avery has said that too. But now she makes me come look almost every time she goes to the bathroom and says, "mom...say WOHOO!".

beth.vukin said...

Wait, why not clap? I never got that advice from Charlie.