The Glad Game: Potty Training Edition


July 13, 2012 by CassieCravings


When experiences or situations are less than delightful, I tend to air on the side of The Glad Game. The optimistic Pollyanna introduced the world this game. The rules are quite simple: no matter what you’re going through, there can be something to be glad about.

My dear friend Amy and I could go pro in this game. We have applied it to many instances, big and small. It’s a fun way to bring positivity back into a moment that is less than.

Potty training is the perfect situation for The Glad Game. It is messy and time-consuming. I have yet to see a mom fist pump in anticipation of starting the process. It is certainly worth the mess and the time. It’s just getting through it.

Here’s to help all of us mamas and daddies get through the adventure of ditching the diaper!

The Glad Game: Potty Training Edition:

I’m glad that We sang songs, watched our favorite cartoons and played dinosaurs while on potty sabbatical.

I’m glad that I am an awesome potty dance dancer.

I’m glad to watch my son celebrate his accomplishments.

I’m glad for a husband who realizes the necessity of diet Dr. Pepper.

I’m glad for Resolve.

The Glad Game: Potty Training Edition

What can you be glad about during potty training? 

20 thoughts on “The Glad Game: Potty Training Edition

  1. I love this! You just inspired me today, thank you.

    • mamacravings says:

      Thank you!

      I repeat these things a lot during the day. It helps lighten the situation and realize that potty training won’t last forever. He’ll get it, and it’s worth it. Also, chocolate and caffeine (two of our favorite things). 🙂

  2. stace8383 says:

    I’m glad that I’ve only screamed “JUST POOP, DAMMIT!!!” at my daughter ONCE. 🙂

  3. I’m glad that my toddler actually agreed to sit on the potty without a diaper, even though I tricked him into doing it (he was about to take a bath so he was naked and I just told him, “Oh, why don’t you sit here so you’re comfortable?” mwahahahaha).

    • mamacravings says:

      Oooh!! That was super tricky and absolutely brilliant. My little guy gets very excited when I’m filling up the bath. He bounces around yelling, BATH TIME!!!” …so, there is no sitting. 🙂

  4. What was I glad about??When it was done!!
    We went hog wild with potty training one weekend and called it “Potty Palooza!” We turned it into a party and supportive people stopped in all weekend to urge him on. We served “pP’ foods and had “pP” prizes. I believe that I stole the idea out of potty training for dummies (which we were) and adjusted it 🙂

    • mamacravings says:

      I’m sure my biggest glad of The Glad Game will be when it is all done.

      The supportive people are so key to my little guy’s success. He loves to call his Grancie (my mama) and tell her of his latest successes.

      I know we will party hard when he has completely mastered it. 🙂

  5. I am certainly playing the Glad Game potty training edition these days!

  6. Keri says:

    OMG my son is going to be 4 in two and a half weeks. he’s starting preschool soon. COME ON! I’m glad… I’m glad… he at least PEES in the potty?!

    • mamacravings says:

      Well that’s good!

      My cousin was 4 before he finally was fully potty trained. He had no trouble tee-teeing…but the other really freaked him out. One day he just told his mom that he was going to use the potty, and he did. 🙂 Hope that happens soon for y’all too!

  7. No Circ is Whole Son! says:

    We loved books, dry erase pictures (homemade, using clear contact paper and pictures I printed), markers and crayons as so much more. Keeping a 6 month still on the potty when they were making a stinky required some creative tools. The wooden puzzles and xylophone came out around 7 to 8 months old. She finally graduated to being able to sit on the real toilet and not just a potty at 18 months old. However, she really enjoys sitting on her kiddie potty while I sit on the toilet and read with her. Potty training was a life long process for my child but a natural process. I can’t imagine having done it any other way!

    • mamacravings says:

      How cool is that! Did you practice elimination communication with her?

      Another blogger lived in China for the first couple of years of her daugther’s life and said that the kiddos there are potty trained by 12 months! How interesting!

      • No Circ is Whole Son! says:

        yes! We did EC. I, for reasons I don’t understand, just couldn’t comprehend leaving my baby in urine for any length of time. So, from birth to 12 weeks, I was washing diapers twice a day as I never left her in a wet one. This was lucky, that meant I knew her signs already. So, she turned 12 weeks on a friday. I started holding her over the sink and on Monday Morning she woke up doing this weird kicking with her legs while laying beside me in bed. Well, it was her imitating the potty position that I was using to hold her over the sink. And, the rest was history. For the most part, she was potty trained really early. Accidents were usually a result of me not being quick enough to a toilet or a tree or a bush or a car tire. Thus, it wasn’t that my child was giving me clues, I just wasn’t fast enough to meet her needs.

      • mamacravings says:

        Love the information!! Thank you so much!

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