Monday, July 13, 2009

i wanna rock and roll all night...

...and potty everyday.

Seriously, I'm about to run out of clever things to say about the potty. So maybe this'll be the last potty post for awhile. I know you're sad, but I'm certain you'll make it. Besides, it's only 2 days until Half-Blood Prince, so most of you have more exciting things to think about.

Feathernester pointed out that a little potty progress report was due, so here it is. While we're a long way from being really, completely potty trained, my girl is doing astoundingly well. (As I say this, she may be peeing on the living room rug.) It took until Wednesday last week for anything to happen, but she peed twice on the potty that day. Thursday was the horrific day, and nothing good came of it. Friday and Saturday she pooped in the potty, but no pee. There were several accidents those two days. Yesterday, however, she peed and pooped in the potty at one sitting, which I thought was a pretty big deal. And today she's peed twice in the potty. No accidents. Of course, she scared the bejesus out of me by telling me that she pooped in her panties while we were in the grocery store. That would've been no fun, but I think she may have just tooted because there was no poop in those big girl panties.

So, here we are. Partially potty trained. It's not a bad gig, but puddles of urine aren't may favorite. The sticker chart is nice motivation (thank you, dear sister-in-law), and we are not above bribing the child with popsicles and ice cream. Overall, it's not been as bad as I thought. So far. I am not so naive as to think we're in the clear. I will say, however, that waiting until you really think a toddler can handle potty training is seriously critical. It was obvious this time around, as opposed to last summer's potty training attempt, that S could handle it. It didn't stress her out like it did a year ago. She doesn't like to have accidents (mostly because she doesn't like for her shoes to get wet), but she doesn't wig out.

That's the deal, peeps. I hope you're having as much fun as we are.

1 comment:

Landon said...

Bribery is key...but we can't seem to stop it. Henry is now fully potty trained (I had the help of daycare) but he tells me he has to go by saying - Mommy, I need to go potty so I can get 2 treats (2 jelly beans). If it weren't for the treats I'm not sure where we'd be. Beth