Monday, August 30, 2010
We interrupt the regularly scheduled trip report to bring you some breaking news….POTTY TRAINING HAS COMMENCED AT THE WILKINSON HOUSE!
As early as Wednesday morning, signs of impending potty training were spotted at the home of the three-year-old quintuplets. Nexder Naybore* who lives down the street from the Wilkinsons reported, “I saw Rachelle return from the store with M&M’s, star stickers and carpet cleaner--I knew it could only mean one thing!”
Luvstoo Reed*, the local librarian stated, “Rachelle came into the library a few days ago and checked out five children’s books about going potty, a DVD called “Potty Power” and three nonfiction books about potty training toddlers. She also put six additional books and DVD’s relating to potty training on hold. I think that is come kind of record.”
The quints are reportedly excited about the prospect of getting to wear big-kid underwear and learning how to go “she-she” on the potty, however none of them fully grasps the concept of going to the bathroom.
When interviewed, Rachelle stated, “I’ve been terrified of potty-training the quintuplets, pretty much from the day we saw them all on the ultrasound. I think I have done a really good job of putting it off as long as possible. Now that the quints are three and we are done with vacations for a while, I have run out of excuses!”
Riley, older brother to the quints, is calling it “Potty Training Boot Camp”. He told reporters, “At first I was looking forward to the quints being potty trained…I am a practical person and I was excited about the money we would be saving every month by not having to buy diapers anymore. I was hoping we could use the surplus to go to the movies or buy new LEGOs or something. Unfortunately, my mom says that the money will probably have to be set aside so that the carpets and couches can be replaced when this whole potty-training adventure is over.”
Sources close to the Wilkinsons say that both Rachelle and Jayson remain optimistic in the face of this huge challenge. Both hope the quints catch on quickly. Stay tuned for more updates and an inside report from the first day of “Potty Training Boot Camp”…
*Note: some names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Posted by Rachelle at 4:00 AM