As y’all know, Vivienne is newly potty trained. Which also means. she is occasionally prone to potty mishaps.
And, during this phase called potty training, we are in to all kinds of
bribes encouragement at our house. Whatever it takes, if it costs less than $1, we are in.
Vivi was exceedingly successful with the initial stages, when the praises were endless and the M&M’s flowed freely. But now? She’s not completely convinced. So she’s called our bluff and we’ve had to up the ante. Any deposits (of the non-liquid kind, ifyouknowwhatImsayin) made in said potty? Result in a big pay off.
The Kit Kat.
Vivienne’s absolute favorite.
So, when we were at the grocery store the other day, and she was wiggling in her seat, I gently reminded her:
“Kiiitt Kaaatt, Viviennnnne…”
She was on it like a dog on a pot roast. We headed for the ladies’ room.
And then, after a successful potty visit – and a thorough hand washing of course – Vivienne was ready to call her daddy to share the good news.
I dialed and as soon as he picked up, I put the phone up to her ear so she could be the bearer of her very good news.
*I’m assuming Daddy is responding*
“I poo poo, Daddy! I poo poo in the potty!”
*I’m assuming daddy is celebrating*
I then encourage Vivi to wrap it up, so she ends with, “I wuv oo, Daddy!”
I take the phone back and before I barely get a word out, Chris says, “Hey babe?”
“Hey! Did you hear Vivi’s news?” I reply, cluelessly.
“Yeah, we’re in the middle of a meeting…
and you’re on speaker phone.”
Ummm, yeah. I knew that.
P.S. Working on part 3. Seriously, y’all, this ain’t easy. This has been a really really tough road and evidently I’m still healing, because the words are just not coming. But I am working on it. And I promise, I’m gonna share it. Just didn’t want y’all to think I was purposefully holding out on ya. Cuz I’m not 🙂
That is hilarious! Hey…it's big news! 🙂
Oh, that is just priceless! Glad you're blogging again. Really missed you and your stories!
So funny! Yay Vivi! Really looking forward to part 3!
Heather Thompson says
LOL! That is priceless!!!
LOL, I sent my husband a photo text just the other night of Jackson AND his poo-poo in the potty while he was in the middle of a Commission Meeting! You gotta do what you gotta do!!! Congrats Vivi!!!
haha to cute! Gotta love lil kids (:
And being on speaker phone to share they're good potty news haha (:
To cute (:
Rita and John says
What a wonderful story! Vivi will laugh hard at that one when she gets older!
Valerie and Jeff says
Our littlest, Nolan, is potty training too … although we're still in the beginning M&M stage. He too called his daddy on the phone yesterday to share the joy of his first potty visit! He was on speaker, but NOT in a meeting. What a hoot for your hubby to get to share the joys of potty training with his collegues though!
Can't wait for your story … although it sounds like a heart wrencher … what a blessing to know how open you and your husband are in communicating your hearts and being open to God's requests. Truly beautiful!
Poor Chris 🙂 But hey, it makes for a great blog read 🙂 I will never ever infinity EVER forget Josiah telling my dentist that "My Mommy had her nipples cut off" when he meant MOLES (not that he needed to share THAT either). Ranks up there as one of the most embarassing moments ever. Little ones sure can humble us in a second 🙂
Also eager to hear about the rest of the story…whatever it is….the Author is at work for good, even when we don't understand.
Adrian Roberta says
SPEAKER PHONE!!! oh that so made my day…..
Love it!!! If Vivi is anything like Jailyn she would have loved the fact that everyone knew!!!
My friend sent a gram to her hubby on a submarine (when our hubbies served together) 45 words and she took up space to tell him that there son had his first… (you know) on the potty! She got responses from the entire pacific fleet who had intercepted the gram over morse code. tee! hee!
Oh my word! That is HILARIOUS!!! I laughed out loud and then had to explain to my girls what was so funny. Thanks for the chuckle!
Yay Vivi! And LOL on the speakerphone! 🙂
How totally cute!!! Don't ya know, she made everyone's day in that meeting! 🙂 I bet she had people grinning ear to ear!! 🙂
I totally LOVE this! Thanks for sharing. Way to go Vivi!!!
Awwwww- that is so cute AND so funny!! Way to go Vivi!!
I am sure the whole room celebrated with Vivi and her Daddy! And now they have a great story to tell others- hahahaha!
Amy Murphy says
I LOVE this story! This is something you would only see in a movie or tv show! hahaha!
Oh my goodness…love this! And lovin' hearing the story. May He get all the praise!
Reminds me of instant messaging my hubby at work where we are both are high school teachers only to find out my love message was projected in front of the whole class since he was doing a power point presentation to the class!!!
And of course love your story!!
I love Vivi! Such a sweet story. This tells the world (especially those in the meeting..haha) where Chris's heart is–with his family. Bet he won't answer with the speaker phone on anymore..haha.
Ok…cannot wait to hear the rest of the gawsh story!!
Football and Fried Rice says
Fabulous. I have SOOOOOO done this before (hubs at work on speaker phone) He's called me before and asked something (may have been dumb) and I MAY have said a bad word or something only to find out I was on speaker phone among his subordinates. Awesome stuff.
Way to go, ViViCakes!!
Now that's some funny stuff there!! Way to go Vivi!
Probably just what they needed in a boring old meeting!!! Hehe!
That's one story, that should definitely make it into the scrapbook!! 😉 Way to go Viv!
The Gang's Momma! says
priceless…. i'll bet hubby's co-workers LOVE the stories he shares. and now, they have one to share with their families, too. would have loved being a bug on the wall of that military conference room – i can just picture all the big, buff military dudes trying not to crack a smile 🙂 thanks for sharing.
praying for you all. and obssessively hitting refresh. it's a sickness, i know.
(waiting on part 3…don't mean for that to sound like I'm rushing you!! =) Just wanted you to know that I'm on the edge of my seat.)
Laugh out loud FUNNY!!!!!
Mae (Emma) says
Ha ha.. I hate speaker phone!!
That was just laugh out loud funny!
Mouhahahahahah! That is so stinkin' funny!!!!
Jill from Killeny Glen says
YEAH for that Vivi!!!
Looking forward to Part 3 but "get it" the need for the RIGHT words.
Hilarious! Can't wait to hear Part 3! Thanks for sharing & inspiring!
Wife of the Pres. says
I had a feeling as I continued reading this was headed for the dreaded speakerphone. In my case it is the dreaded bluetooth in his truck. Yeah.
I love your idea on potty techniques. We too pulled out all of the stops with one of ours. He was not adopted but I'm not naming names. I basically deplore potty training. I'm just sayin'.