Friday, October 28, 2005

Anal-retentive

We are in the throws of potty-training. The rabbit is succedding nicely -- however she has been prone, a bit, to 'holding it in" -- at least on the poop side of things. Unsure what to do after three days of abstaining, I called my sister in a panic. She recommended taking one of the rabbit's thermometers, rubbing some Vaseline on it and, yes, trying to loosen things up. The rabbit needless to say was not thrilled. And while it did the trick, she has understandably developed a horror of the "tamometer."

We are again back to square one. Three days out and nada. This morning as we stood in line at the post office, she howled out, "I don't WANT to go poop! I don't WANT to go pee! I don't want a tamometer in my bootie!"

Nice. Nothing like giving your neighborhood ammunition for the "bad mommy" looks.

2 comments:

Yummy London Mummy said...

LOL. Poor rabbit. But my real sympathies lie with you, MM. Potty training is torture, even when they're willing - did I tell you the Small(er) One has just decided to potty train herself at the grand old age of 18 months? It sounds great but there is the major drawback of having to stand next to her while she's perched on the loo - she won't use the potty- for up to 20 minutes at a time so that she won't fall off. She has grand ambitions that she is unable to fulfill on her own...

The Daring One said...

Oh, the joys. I've been working on this sort of thing off and on (okay, more off) for about 8 months. Hopefully they'll be potty trained in time for junior high. That could get really embarassing.