A couple of months ago, I thought I might attempt potty training. To put it short, it was a fiasco. In 2 days, KL didn't go on the toilet once. I gave up at that point and decided I would deal with it later.
Earlier this week, I decided "later" had come. I decided this, not because she was suddenly starting to show some new signs of "readiness", but rather because I have not had a rug down in my family room for some time. I ordered a new one and it had a big hang up, and several delays. Needless to say, I decided I would rather her pee all over the hard wood floor, than a brand new rug.
We started out venture on Monday--late morning--after we had finished our errands. You see, I knew that once I started this, we would be pretty homebound for a while. Well, the day started off much the same as our last attempt. She would sit on the toilet, but never go in it. As soon as she would get off the toilet, she would have an accident. Finally, at about 7:00 that night, we made progress. She finally got it right. Naturally, I had to make a big deal and tell her how wonderful she is. Here is a picture of her just after her big moment.
I am happy to announce that she really has seemed to get the hang of it. I'm sure we will still have several setbacks, but she really does understand when she has to go to the bathroom and knows that she gets a treat if she does. She also gets several "high 5's" and then she starts chanting, "oh yeah! oh yeah!" It's pretty funny.
I do have to say that potty training is the worst part of parenting toddlers in my mind. I had always been told that girls were so much easier that boys, but in our family, the opposite has been true. Both boys had it down in just a couple of days, while the girls, with all their stubborn attitude, have gone through moods of deciding that the whole thing wasn't worth their time. I'm glad that so far, KL hasn't shown that same attitude as her sisters... but like I said, she is new at this. Hopefully we continue on the track we are on. Keep your fingers crossed for us!
By the way... my new rug did finally come and I love it! So far, no accidents on it!
1 year ago