Potty training a toddler is a mind numbing experiment tainted with wet pants and a strong, pungent odor. It’s one of the necessary evils of parenting, potty training must be done. If you and your spouse are just starting the potty training talk, here is an alternate way to sell them on the benefits of potty training your child.
Does your spouse like music and is easily influenced by the mere suggestion of a song? If so, then you’re in luck! Here’s a list of songs that adults will know, some will love the songs, some will like them and others will have the songs remind them of them of what their child is trying to produce.
Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy
This is the classic, 500 pound gorilla song that makes adults happy when they think of going poop. Potty all the time, insert Rick James, mid 80’s and try not to enjoy the first half of the song. It’s an amazingly bad song on so many levels. Consider these things:
the first :45 of it is instrumental-and it’s only 4:07 long. Why is there a hair guitar player in the video who looks like Don Dokken? At 2: 48 Rick James looks like a woman.
Potty All the Time isn’t a great song, but it’s entertaining for a moment or two when you’re on the potty with your toddler waiting on them.
Everybody Hurts by REM
Low brow humor 101, subtract a word and insert the word “Poop”. Some people love Everybody Hurts and others think it’s an adult contemporary mess that puts them to sleep. Now that we’re potty training, more often than not I hum the chorus “Everybody poops, sometime….”, while Toddler Mojo is on the potty.
I don’t know the rest of the lyrics, I’ve heard them countless times, but now it always degenerates into “Everybody poops and so should you….”.
Big Pimpin by Jay-Z
This is a legendary song, but now all I hear in my head is Big Pooping, which is what I’d love to hear hitting the potty. Personally, this song annoys the crap out of me, if only my bathroom rendition annoyed Toddler Mojo as much-then potty training would be much shorter.
Yellow by Coldplay
This is a song I think to myself, rather than saying anything from this out loud. It’s like The Candyman, if you say it out loud, you’ll only invite it into your presence.
Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
At a point in time in some people’s lives, Relax, by Frankie Goes to Hollywood had no sexual meaning whatsoever. Let’s go back to that point….now.
It’s a catchy tune, Relax, very danceable and going to the toilet is partially about allowing your muscles to relax so that they can allow the solid or liquid matter to pass. Relax. Anybody who has potty trained a small person has said, “Just relax”. The song didn’t age well and this is another one that I don’t sing out loud when he’s potty training.
If there’s a potty training song that you’ve used to motivate your little one we’d love to hear it as we’re stuck in the middle of it.