We have had this potty seat for about 14 years Yesterday Tony was detail cleaning the bathroom and found it under the sink, brought it out to me and asked “Mom….do you want to keep this thing?”
Now, I’m an overly sentimental person. Very nostalgic. About everything. Even potty seats. My first instinct was to say “Yes! Don’t throw that out!” I mean, really…how could we throw that out when 7 of my babies’ precious bottoms sat upon it? but I didn’t say anything right away and just looked at it. And I remembered when Afton picked it out at the Target when she was barely two years old, so excited because she was very into Tweety Bird back then, how she came home so eager to use it for the first time. And then all my kids’ baby faces flashed before my eyes, each having a turn potty training on that thing….
Get rid of it? what if there’s another baby one day? what if my future grandchildren need it when they are visiting my house? what if I one day realize it’s not here and I get so, so sad….
I know, crazy huh? The fact is, the thing is old and tired. If we need one in the future, a new one might be best.
So I told Tony that we can’t get rid of it until we take a photo of it. You know, I’m all about the memories. And of course he graciously volunteered to be the one to hold it up for me. For a quick second I thought wouldn’t it be nice to get each child who used it to stand next to it for an individual shot? And then my logical mind shouted at my sentimental mind “IT’S A POTTY SEAT YOU CRAZY PERSON! GROSS!”
Bye-bye Tweety Bird potty seat! You served us well, and you will be missed!