A tale of a potty…

Recently our family decided to go out and about the city before nap time and give our child a chance to run around with the local kids at the playground next to the MET all while trying to potty train.

We decided to take the potty with us in the back seat of our car so we would not have to deal with trying to find a potty at the playground or just dirty seats in general. All was going well as my son was having a good time and so far still had dry pants.

“I think he has to go bad now,” says my husband.

“Well let’s take him to the restroom here at the playground,” I suggest. Since the NY private school kids were using it and our car was 10 blocks away I thought it was a better idea.


“He didn’t go,” says my husband after his attempt to distract and have him at least sit, “but he really has to go and he’s holding it” he adds.

Ok ok we make the decision to walk back to our car since our meter was going to run out anyways. If he gets wet pants then oh well at least we will be going home. 

We get to our car and try to put him on the potty in the back of the car.


We think he has stage fright because of all the stuff going on around us. Have you ever been to NY city? Yep, very busy. We decide to put the potty in the passenger front seat and use the doors as a way of privacy. Finally he sits down.

Yes victory! 

A big city tour group bus is pulling up right next to us at this point. Yes the one that has two stories with people sitting on top. My husband is trying to keep a toddler from getting up because of all the commotion and be calm at the same time. 

“Just go potty you have to go,” he says with a really tense voice.

Meanwhile people on the top level are laughing and taking pictures, while the guy that’s parking his car in front of us doesn’t seem to care cause he’s probably a local and they have seen it all. I can’t help but laugh as well thinking to myself that these people getting a tour of NY city just experienced a typical NY crazy moment they will probably tell their friends about. Glad to be a part of it.

My son did finally go potty though. Horay for potty training!


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