Mummy, I Need A Wee!

This is how it starts:


Pre motherhood you would never have believed you could be so excited to see a wee in your life, but it happens and it’s one of the weirdest proud mum moment you’ve encountered so far.

It’s a bit hit and miss in the early days of potty training but then they crack it and nappies become a thing of the past (during the day at least because cracking the dry night is a whole different kettle of fish).

Don’t get too smug though. You will start to miss those nappy days because soon you start to dread something much worse than a stinky nappy. You will start to fear those few words that always seem to come at the very worst moment…


The most likely times you will hear this are:

When you are in the shower. Not straight away, toddlers are more clever that that, they wait until they know you have just shampooed your hair and then wander in to tell you the news.

When you’re in M&S changing rooms wearing only a pair of knickers and your bra.

Just as you are about to leave the house, and usually when you’re already running late. This is made much more fun in winter as you then have to take off the layers of clothing you have spent the past ten minutes putting on.

In the car when there is absolutely no where convenient to stop.

When you’re in the middle of the big supermarket shop. So you walk the full length of the shop, find somewhere to park your half full trolley, walk them to the toilets and then they don’t actually do anything when you get there.

On that lovely country walk where there’s not a toilet for miles around.

Oh, how you will start to miss the days when they just weed wherever they were.

Still, it could be worse. They could be stood in a very quiet bookshop and shout the words that make you want the ground to open and swallow you up.

“Mummy, I need a poo!”


  1. November 25, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    I can completely relate to this! LP has been potty trained for a year now and we have a regression going on where she wees her pants at least twice a day x
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  2. November 26, 2014 / 6:23 am

    Totally get this. My 5yo was ‘potty trained’ at 2y3m but when her sister came along a few months later she started having up to four accidents a day. Horrendous, but fortunately not number twos. Lovely post xx #sharewithme
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  3. November 26, 2014 / 7:30 am

    Haha I love that you tweeted that, I can only imagine how excited you were!!!
    Potty training absolutely terrifies me….I mean seriously what do you do in those situations?!?
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  4. lifeatthelittlewood
    November 26, 2014 / 11:32 am

    Jo, this is still happening with us!! Usually it’s Annie when we are in the car at school (and I don’t want to face the grumpy receptionist to ask her can I use the loo. Again!) I also have a total phobia of public toilets. I hate them. So those words strike fear into my heart when we hear them out and about!! Well done little O though! πŸ™‚ xx

  5. Brandyn Blaze
    November 26, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    This made me laugh! I have just begun the potty training journey with my little one, and I remember thinking it was so silly how excited I was the first time she used the potty! We’re still in that hit or miss stage, and she wears a pull-up when we go out, but I know the day is coming when she will get better at telling me when she needs to go and that she will always need to go at the most inconvenient of times.

    Coming to you from the Share With Me linkup πŸ™‚
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  6. November 26, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    hahaha! My girls still do this! They are a bit older so I know they can hold it for a little! Phew x
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  7. November 26, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    How did you know???
    My daughter does this ALL the time!!! Usually at the point we are the furthest we can possibly be from a toilet!!!!! Argh!!! πŸ™‚ x
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  8. Emma
    November 26, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    Hahaha the bit about needing a poo in the shop made me giggle! We have had this with my stepdaughter – usually she needs a wee just as we have all sat down to eat at a restaurant!

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  9. November 26, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    Hello there, this brought back some not too distant memories and I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on toilet training! We still take the potty with us on long journeys as you just never know when it can strike! x #sharewithme
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  10. kidGLloves
    November 27, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Lucas says……….. and it doesn’t change. I wait until the Mother’s in a shop that she wants to look in and then tell her. I also like deciding to go to the toilet when the Mother’s just gotten into the bath. That’s really funny as well………………….. #sharewithme
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  11. Wicked World of Lucas
    November 27, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    My personal favourite is them sat on the loo and they suddenly shout down the stairs in a very loud and sing-song voice “Mummy, will you come and wipe my booooooottttoooommmmmm” lol πŸ™‚ #sharewithme

  12. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    November 27, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    I had lots of this ‘Mommy I need a wee’ dialogues and its mostly during our school run. SO if you see me and my kid on one corner this is what we are doing. I dread this colder months. This means more wee and its too cold for himto do his business outside! Worse when I ask him before we head out he always say I dont need a wee! #FrustratedMuch #ShareWithMe
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  13. Jenny
    November 29, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    That’s absolutely brilliant. Go little man! Shout it for a proud moment indeed lady. Thats a huge milestone. Great post. Thanks for linking to Share With Me. I hope to see you again next week. #sharewithme
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