I have never been so happy to write a post in my entire life. Seriously.
I’ll hit you with the playlist first…g’head and enjoy the tunes as you read further…
Okay, so…you may have noticed that all the songs above have to do with “sitting.” Yes, my friends, we are celebrating sitting today…specifically, we are celebrating Liam sitting on the big potty – FINALLY!! Even more specifically, we are celebrating the phenomenal, unbelievable, sent-from-Heaven product that has facilitated this milestone achievement:
Now, listen up. Don’t you DARE stop reading just because your kids are already past this stage…or not there yet…or because you don’t HAVE kids. That is NO excuse not to be aware of this product, because surely you KNOW someone who is or may soon experience the AGONY that is potty training. You will need this information for them. Trust me – you will get MAJOR points for passing it along.
For those of you who have somehow escaped the fact that I have a son named Liam, let me explain. He’s four, and the absolute light of my life. He is also stubborn, outspoken, and possessed of the notion that he is ALWAYS right. (I have no idea where he gets that.)
So, even though Liam has been um…standing in front of the regular toilet to do some stuff for a year now, he has flat out REFUSED to sit on it. Nope, no amount of coercion has proven successful. Not bribes, not tears (mine – not his), not the FOUR different stools we tried…nothing would persuade this otherwise tough kiddo that he wasn’t going to fall in. Matter of fact, he tried to make us feel GUILTY for even SUGGESTING it.
Now, a week or so ago, out of the clear blue, I got an email from Monica, the Head Honcho over at Little Looster. She explained that, as a Mom, she too had been frustrated by a similar phenomenon with her own kids. She set out to do something about it, and the result was this ingenious piece of molded plastic. Monica offered one to me for review.
Know how in movies, the skies part, the sun shines and angels sing when something wonderful happens? Well, I got that feeling. I replied immediately to her email, telling her that I hoped she had the answer to my prayers, and to please, yes – SEND ME ONE!
Holy cheeses on toast, people – this thing WORKS.
After an entire YEAR of tripping over the little potty sitting on our bathroom floor, I tell you now that I was able to remove it ONE DAY after the Little Looster arrived. In fact, within MINUTES of removing said product from its box, Liam hopped right up and sat down like he’d been doing it all his life. Shocked, I was…SHOCKED! See, it turns out that the theory of kids needing to be able to firmly plant their feet to feel comfortable is absolutely valid. Liam looked at me and said “Mama! Look, it makes the floor taller for me – just like I’m a grown up! I love my Little Looster, Mama – thank you!!”
I got on the phone and called Monica IMMEDIATELY. I think I may have squealed gleefully in her ear.
So, Monica has graciously offered to provide ANOTHER Little Looster to one of our readers. Yeah, man – we’re sharing the Looster Love, people! Now, as I mentioned earlier – you don’t have to have a bullheaded Pre-Schooler at home to want one of these. Trust me – you will be the absolute SHIZNIT if you gift one of these things to ANY Mom struggling with the dreaded Toilet Trauma.
So…now what you need to do is just leave us a comment to enter.
Tweet about this post and giveaway with the link for another entry. (Be sure to come back and tell me you did it, with the Tweet permalink.) It’s just good karma to spread the word about this, folks. Your other Mama friends will thank you.
Follow Monica on Twitter ( @Loostermama ) for another entry. She’s new-ish there – make her feel welcome. (PLUS – she’s an entrepreneur Mama. We love those.)
I’ll use Random.org to draw the winner on Monday, June 14, 2010 at noon.
(And, all kidding aside – I’m really grateful that I was approached to do this review, because this product has TRULY been great for Liam, and for the family. Thanks again, Monica!)