When I first became a mom my biggest fear was potty training, poop everywhere, and having a child like me. lol This is because my first memory as a child had to do with me digging in my diapers and smearing poop on a wall. I am pretty sure I was your typical “Rugrat”.
My mom has 3 children and I am the oldest. I have a sister who is a year and 2 months younger than me and a brother, who is 6 yrs and 7 months younger than me. Apparently when my sister was born I was very jealous and decided to potty train myself. My mom loves to tell the stories of how rotten I was. Which, does make for some funny conversations.
I don’t remember some of the things she says but, some things are like flashbacks and I can still see the images that are burned into my memories.
Back to my why I am afraid of a mini me. So, my first memory is of me hiding behind a chair laughing and having a ball with brown stuff all over my hands and the walls lol. One day I decided to ask my mom about this incident because the show “Rugrats”, was very popular at the time. I remember that the babies on the show would hide cookies and whatever else in their diapers.
I asked, “mom, did I hide things in my diapers as a baby because I remember sitting behind a chair and I was playing with something brown and I had it smeared everywhere on the walls, myself and the chairs?” Which, I assumed I had found chocolate and hid it in my diaper. My mom said, “Yes, you hid things in your diapers like toys, food, and my car keys.” She then laughed and said, “But, that incident was you smearing shit all over my walls.” Shocked and embarrassed lol, I said, “No way, why would I do that!?!” She said, “Well, after your sister was born you started doing things like taking your diaper off, pooping in the floor, hiding behind a chair and pooping, and sometimes you would take your diaper off in front of me and look at me like what the hell lady aren’t you gonna help me.” Jokingly, I said, “Well, you shouldn’t have had another baby and then decide to neglect me lol.” She laughed and said, “Nope that’s when I knew you were to big to be in diapers and you were potty trained by the time you were 1 and 1/2.”
To her that was when I decided I was a big girl and could do things by myself. I thought, yeah by smearing poop everywhere lol. I then thought, wow I am never having kids.
So far I haven’t had any poop problems from my girls but, one is 11 and potty training was easy for her. My baby is only 16 months and she has the same personality as I did when I was little. My mom likes to tell me all the time that she is a mini me only a little worse lol. I hope she doesn’t become the next poop monster lol.