Monday, April 12, 2010

Pull-Ups Potty Dance blog tour

If you've been here a while, you'll know that I had a bear of a time toilet training Emily. During that harrowing experience, I came up with a little song that I sang while she was sitting on the toilet waiting for something to happen. I named it "The pee pee song" and yes it had a counterpart. I'm sure you can guess the name without me telling you.

It went a little like this (I spared you all an audio version):

(to the tune of Three Blind Mice)
Pee pee come out
Pee pee come out
Where are you?
Where are you?
We're sitting here waiting for you
We're sitting here waiting for you
Pee pee come out
Pee pee come out.

Grammy worthy, eh? But you know what? I still get requests for it. Unfortunately it's usually in a public bathroom. And yes, I always oblige.

It did however get us through some tough moments and make toilet training slightly more fun (let's face it, it will never really be fun).

Because of this experience and my foray into songwriting, I was interested when Mom Central Canada asked me to participate in a blog tour for the Pull-Ups Potty Dance. It's a way for moms and kids to put a bit of fun into what can be a trying experience for everyone, the same way my song did for my kids and me. Here is the Pull-Ups Potty Dance in action performed by Jessica Holmes and Traci Melchor.

Are you potty training one of your kids right now? Do you have a fun ritual of your own? I'd love to hear about it. And if you want to adopt the Pull-Ups Potty Dance (I mean, why reinvent the wheel?) you can find out more at

I don't know any mother or father who loved directing their kids through potty training. Maybe the ideas you find there, or the fun rituals you share with others, will make it slightly less stressful for everyone.


meanie said...

this post makes me feel a little less crazy.

i sang to tune of Frere Jacques:
Where is pee pee
where is pee pee (sometimes a longish pause)
here i am! here i am! (this part sung by the triumphant child after successfully peeing)

and on it goes.....

Karen said...

I love that! I might use that for our next one....

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what people share. I am just now in the very beginning stages with my boys and I have to admit I am quite apprehensive about the whole thing.

Julie said...

i love the songs! we have been really good lately. the smartie thing really worked for us. but you know the jellybean, of course it would work for him! we still have to continuously ask him when we see the potty dance, and even sometimes have to drag him to the toilet, but it's much better than it was a few weeks ago. actually he had his first accident in two weeks yesterday.

now night time, we aren't even going to attempt that one. i think he's still too young.

meanie said...

love me or hate me, you've been nominated! check out my blog for details :)