Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I can talk about it now

Yes - we are potty-training.  We started on Monday.  I couldn't blog about it before today.  I thought about it, but the only thing I could think to say was !#@*
Just Kidding - sort of.
Here's the rundown:
  • Day 1:  mostly peeing all over the kitchen floor all day long, a few times getting to the potty fast enough to get the last of it in the potty.
  • Day 2:  more peeing on the floor, maybe half the time getting half the pee in the potty, and a couple of times getting all the pee in the potty
  • Day 3:  NO ACCIDENTS (YET)!  Alex has gone several times (#1 and #2) even initiating it herself a few times - and so far so good : )  We may have had a breakthrough here.
How do you like the pink potty?  I let her pick it out herself of course.  So for the past three days we've been playing on the kitchen floor, next to the pink potty, with Alex usually wearing nothing but undies.  We've done a lot of puzzles, coloring, books, matchbox cars with Noah, and movie watching (on the portable DVD player - she's not sitting on my couch yet).  And of course drinking lots of juice boxes and (occasionally) eating treats.  
It doesn't sound so bad, right?  Wrong.  Maybe it's just me but potty-training makes my blood pressure shoot through the roof!  I've been a basket-case for the past three days!  Paul thinks I just have unrealistic expectations.  Maybe I do.  I mean Alex is the one who wanted to do this - not me.  And what's this business about girls being easier than boys?!?  And WHO are these kids that practically potty-train themselves and just "get it" ?!?
Today has been good though.  Hopefully tomorrow she'll be doing well enough that we can venture out of the house.  We ALL need it!!!


I had to include these pictures (pre-potty-training) of the kids in there cute new undies from Grandma (see Alex above, and Noah below).  Noah was horrified at the thought of me taking his picture in nothing but his boxer briefs, but I was a mean mom and did it anyways...as he ran screaming from the room : )

11 comments:

Michele and John said...

so cute in their undies. that picture of noah running away is funny. i guess thats what you get for teaching him about pwivacy. good luck on the potty training. i dread the day...

Lexie said...

Way to go, you're a brave mom. I've still got Kastyn in pull-ups because I just can't push it yet. If things keep going well you'll have to tell me your secret.

[BrookeO] said...

i love it.
You are SO coming over tomorrow...aren't you!

Randy and Tiffany said...

alex looks like such a big girl sitting on her pink potty :) and that last picture of noah running away in his undies is hilarious! before you know it he's gonna start hating getting his picture taken just as much as his daddy does...

Anna said...

Wow, all I can say is I'm definitely not excited to do the potty training thing. Way to go though! You're doing it! Because it's obviously just as much an accomplishment for mom as it is for the child. Alex sure looks cute sitting on her pink potty. Is it still fun to be able to buy pink things now that you have a girl?

The Gatchell Crew said...

Yes potty training sucks! I praise those Clorox Wipes!! :):) These are the days you wish you had ZERO carpet in your home, and it was cool to have plastic covering your furniture. It is wacky but some kids do just get it. My 2 girls just got it and it was a snap, Kyle on the other hand, LONG LONG LONG process & to this day at 8 + he still never get's it all in the potty!!! Again THANKS CLOROX WIPES!! Good luck, & I LOVE the PINK POTTY! What a fashion statement!

Kori said...

Good work Summer! I am still trying to get Jack interested in the potty. Hopefully, someday soon:}

Melissa said...

Poor Noah. How could you torture that sweet boy?

I have a carpet shampoo-er. I'll be expecting a call after this is over, he, he.

Lezli said...

Oh the joys of motherhood! But how can Alex not be crazy about her pink potty? Where can I get one? And the underwear!!-- Potty time at your house looks alot more fun than it is at ours XOXO

Josh & Amanda said...

I can't believe that Alex is even old enough to potty train! Time sure flies by. I hope that you are hanging in there. Potty training is the worst!

Sarah said...

Ooooooh, I loathe potty training as well. Hang in there! I'm sure she'll get it down soon and you'll be out and about in no time.... hopefully! Alex and Noah do look pretty cute in their undies! :)