The potty dance in my house goes something like this: Pick any children’s song, change the lyrics to anything potty, pee pee, or poo poo related, then dance around like you’ve had ten cups of coffee and six Diet Cokes. Sounds glamorous, doesn’t it?
I totally thought I had the potty dance down until I was perusing the Pull-Ups website and saw IT: A video of Ralph’s World performing the official Potty Dance song. Not only that, but the entire audience of parents and children were doing The official Pull-Ups Potty Dance. It was just like a flashmob, expect way less structured and organized, and with way more drool and stale goldfish crackers.
Ralph’s World does an excellent job at walking everyone through the steps to The Potty Dance. I tried my hardest, but I just could not pick up The Potty Dance moves. You know who rocks The Potty Dance like it’s no one’s business? My three year old. There’s nothing like seeing a person who has only been walking for two years learn The Potty Dance before you to really make you feel old.
Not only that, but she’s totally trying to rub it in my face. She’s been watching that video on repeat since last Tuesday and she sings the song 24/7. She keeps trying to teach me The Potty Dance, and then falls into a fit of hysterical laughter every time I mess up. The experience has been… humbling, to say the least.
Despite my lack of Potty Dance moves, and my humiliation at the hands of my toddler, I’m grateful for the Pull-Ups website. While it was hard to see behind my blurry tears, I did manage to pick up some pretty sweet potty training tips. They also had a bunch of free downloads, a free Big Kid potty training DVD (love that!), and an awesome advice forum. My Big Kid has been using the potty like a pro for almost a year and I still learned a bunch of really useful information.
PS: Pull-Ups also has a great Facebook community (yes, I am obsessed now) with a real-life pediatrician on hand to answer all your potty training questions. I asked her a question about nighttime potty training and she totally got back to me with an actual answer; she wasn’t just trying to push a bunch of Pull-Ups jargon or products. I was totally impressed!
So, tell me: Do you guys do The Potty Dance in your house? Is it more of a tribal-meets-interpretive dance meets-overly-caffeinated and sleep-deprived mom like mine, or have you mastered the official Pull-Ups Potty Dance?