Potty Training

This is the 4th day of my Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. You can find the challenge rules from my first day’s post Here.

I would like to invite Lori at Let There be Peace to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. If we can have one wish comes true, one wish only, I am sure many of us would choose “peace on earth”. Lori’s blog name grabbed me the second I visited her blog. I like her sense of humor (read her about page ;-). I think you’ll like it, too.

A girl (Photocopy filter)

A girl (Photocopy filter)

About the photo… I just started playing with filters in Photoshop lately and as you can see, I am having a lot of fun. Photocopy filter is used for this picture.

Now, the story…

Potty training our kids is one thing that we, parents, would never forget. During that critical time, we educate them, encourage them, support them, and, sometime, even bribe them. We are their cheerleaders around the clock. “Yeah, you did it!”, “Good girl (boy)!”, “You are the smartest!”… We say these phrases over and over to them. They’re the right words to say at that particular moment, we have no doubt.

One day inside of a crowded lady’s room, I heard the sound of clapping hands, followed by a loud, clear, cheerful little girl’s voice. “Yeah, Mom, you did it! Good mom!”


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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28 Responses to Potty Training

  1. de Wets Wild says:

    Go mom! 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. loisajay says:

    Oh, Helen! hahah! So good!

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  3. Amy says:

    Good Saturday morning, Helen! You are a great story teller. I hate to see your story challenge ends… already on the 4th day 😕

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Cee Neuner says:

    You have me laughing out loud Helen. Wonderful story!!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Adhika says:

    Hahaha. great story, Helen!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. seeker says:

    Potty training is BIG conversation amongst the children. especially with the adult children. They talk how adult looking the two year old appears to be for whatever that means. It’s hilarious listening to them. Great photo finish, Helen.

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  7. prior says:

    Helen – you have a gift for brevity and humor – also – the image with the green is wonderful – 🙂

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  8. lumar1298 says:

    Thank you for nominating me… I’m working on it and will soon post it… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Lignum Draco says:

    Did anyone else clap in support? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. restlessjo says:

    I love the filter photo, Helen (and the smile 🙂 )

    Liked by 1 person

  11. treerabold says:

    I really like how you edited that photo.
    Your story was good…I did not expect that ending!

    Liked by 1 person

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