Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Taking Care of Business

The Lady Business, that is.

When Ava was about 14mo she became very amused not only with hers but with mine as well.

I changed the term from vagina to Lady Business after, on two different shopping excursions, she just couldn't resist pointing out and then telling innocent passersby that her mommy had a vagina.

After many uncomfortable smiles and "oh that's nice" comments, I made the decision to change the name to a less obvious one. Thus the reason for Lady Business. Kudos for me, for not too many people know what the heck she is talking about.

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At the time some ideas just make sense but hindsight is 20/20 and I have come to realize this just recently.

When Ava was 10mos old, whenever she was pooping I would start singing the song "Push It" by Salt N Pepa accompanied with a snazzy dance routine. As she got older she would request that I sing every time she pooped until she was about 20mos and then she never wanted me to sing it again until she started using the potty at 2.5 yrs old.

No big deal, I was happy to revive my "running man"and "sprinkler"move and it was in the privacy of my home.

Keyword: was

Now my act has recently been demanded while out and about in the bathrooms of various stores we frequent often and now in homes of friends we visit.

A couple weeks ago while in the Chicago area. I had the fortunate luck to catch up with an old friend that I hadn't seen since 1992. Lucky for her, she got to witness the song and dance routine. Okay, not so much the dance moves, those were reserved for Ava's eyes only. She said something like how I was a good mother for doing this but I wonder what she really thought.

There's more.....

When training Ava to use the potty, I trained her to shake the excess pee as not to get all over the toilet when she got up to wipe herself. So me, being the smart mom that I am, I told her "To shake it like a polaroid picture." like in the song "Hey Ya" by OutKast.

Coming soon to a bathroom near you!

Crazy mom dancing around and singing "Shy push it, push it real good." and kid screaming " "Shake it like a polaroid Piiiiiiicture!"

Like I said hindsight is 20/20.

8 Ramble On:

Dana said...

I think I need to use the potty now because I just wet my pants laughing so hard. I find it reassuring that I am not the only mom out there with CRAZY techniques in the bathroom with a potty trained toddler. I would pay money to see this on video!

Anonymous said...

All I have to say it that by the time Ruby is ready to be potty trained, you should have your moves and songs all worked out and Ava can join you in your mother and daughter act.

Heather

Jeanna & Daryl said...

Make a CD for that one Lisa...it'd be a good hit. Good tips for potty training though.

Shannie said...

We just finished potty training... You do what ya gotta do... LOVE it! Great blog! I am seriously am loling!!!!

Formerly Fun said...

You should write a children's book about potty training, kind of like the classic 'Everyone Poops'.

~Steph said...

Yeah, Henry likes to tell innocent passersby that he has a penis, and then asks me (in front of them) if I have a penis? He always seems to forget...

Brennan said...

Ok, I what I truly though when you were singing. Is OH MY GOSH!!! I have to sing crazy songs to my kids too and thank goodness none of them have to take a bath as we sing "I'm to sexy for my clothes" at bath time until we get every article of clothing off. And Wiggle Wiggle or Shake it Shake it when we are done using the potty, you know boys can be so messy LOL. You really truly are a great mom and have so much patience.

Lu said...

Funniest. Thing. Ever.

Now that I am thinking of it you could make an entire mix tape of rap songs for potty training. In addition to the two you use you could add UGK "Keep on Pushin'," Nelly "Shake Ya Tailfeather," I mean the list just goes on and on...

Hilariously funny post! At least now I have some inspiration when it comes time for me to potty train...