Potty training is still the focal point of my life right now. Everything else is just fluff.
Most books and things online suggest that "if you are comfortable" with this, let your child watch you use the bathroom. HA! Privacy!
These books act as if I'm not already frequently holding a crying baby in my arms while I use the toilet. (Gross, I know, but don't act like you haven't done it before too.) Why would I risk leaving a 2 year old and 9 month old, ALONE, together, just to do something petty like use the bathroom? You mean my bedroom and bathroom have a door? This I was not aware of.
I would love to visit the mystical land referenced in these potty training books. It is a place where parents have privacy to use the bathroom and get dressed. These people in the books obviously are able to take long relaxing showers without a toddler present.
Not that I'm complaining or anything... I love being around my kids when I'm trying to take a shower or go to the bathroom. (60-40) I recently talked to a woman who told me she signed up for a gym membership just because they had a babysitting service that would allow her to take as long as a shower as she wanted. You know it's bad when you would rather take a 30 minute shower in a gym than have to try showering in the privacy of your home with your small children.