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 : )