At 12/16/12 12:18 AM, RydiaLockheart wrote:
My mom had different issues with me when I was getting potty trained.
Men & Ladies, this is a true & rather horrifying story on how I derailled my youngest daughters potty training & set it back months !
My daughter was around 2 & a half we had been working on getting her to use a toilet, she had recently graduated from the training seat to the regular toilet seat ...with help .
I got up in the middle of the night to pee.
I left the seat up ! ! !
Little did I know what that mindless oversight would do to her & us .
After I had fallen back to sleep I was awakened by blood curdling screams of terror, my youngest child had woken & decided to go & use the toilet on her own. With only the night lite in the hallway, she attempted to sit on the toilet, but because there was no seat, she slipped butt first down into the toilet ... & the seat & lid fell down on her !
So When I arrived at the bathroom, I saw her little feet kicking with her head & arms , all of her that wasn't in the toilet ( she was literally bent from the waist so that her belly was on her thighs & her bum in the water in the toilet her head, arms & feet sticking up out of the half closed Seat & lid on her upper back! ! ! ! !)
She was 100% , Absolutely Convinced the Toilet Had Attempted to EAT HER !
Which she proceeded to tell anyone she met .
To make a long healing & toilet training story shorter, let us just say It took much longer with by having to go back to the potty chair, then the insert for small children on a toilet etc to get her trained & that to this day, I always put the seat down, even in Men's rooms . I can't even look at a toilet with the lid up, & not want to put the lid down ! She's gone on & is fine .... me I can still sometimes picture a terrified small girls face sticking up out of the toilet screaming in terror.
I believe it may have traumatised me more than her !