What An Adventure!

Following was our little journey to potty training which was filled with twists and turns, tears and laughter, rewards and toilet paper.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Part 2 Update - Week 2

It's going well. We've had a few incidents. Mini Me pooped in her underwear under Daddy's watch. Yikes! 

When she is home, Mini Me wears big girl underwear. When we go out, she has a diaper on. I think I should transition to pull-ups when she is out because Mini Me tells me when she has to go potty in public. Yes, I think that is the next step.

We are having more success than failures. That is good.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Part 2 Update - Week 1

Pretty much each morning this week, I had Mini Me go to the potty and put on a pair of big girl underwear. If we had to go out that morning, she just had a diaper put on. 

When we go out, I put a diaper on her, just in case. Today, I purchased what I hope will be the last box of diapers for Mini Me. 

My goal this week will be to have Mini Me in underwear whenever we are home - morning and afternoon. The days we go out, she will wear a diaper. And at night, a diaper. 

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sorry Dora

Alright. Dora got soaked...TWICE, this morning.  The second time, we think she tried to go, but couldn't unbutton her shorts in time. Sorry, Dora!!

Poor Dora!

I spoke too soon!! Dora is soaking wet!!

Mini Me tried to get to the potty on her own, but somehow, Dora got wet, as did the closed top of the potty chair, and the side of the potty chair, and the floor under the potty chair. 

The kids are now in the bath and we will try with a dry Dora after the bath.

It's Been a Looooooooooooong Time

I haven't done ANYTHING in terms of potty training Mini Me, recently. Well, I don't think you can count the 3 or 4 minor, feeble attempts that ended within 3 hours. 
The last few days, I did start telling Mini Me she was a 'ba-by', not a 'big girl'. I told her she was a baby because she wears diapers and if she were a big girl, she would wear underwear. Yes, I am appealing to her sense of self. Not sure that is endorsed in the potty training books, but it worked for Motor Mouth.  

MotorMouth was capable of being fully potty trained, but he was lazy and wanted to be babied. Then, Kai Kai stayed with us for 3 - 4 days. I told Motor Mouth: "Kai Kai is a BIG BOY! Kai Kai goes pee pee on the potty like a BIG BOY." It worked!! We never looked back!

Yesterday, I got a phone call from Bee Momma whose daughter, JuJu Girl, has a weekly play date with Mini Me. Bee Momma was so impressed with Mini Me. She said Mini Me had gone pee pee on the potty twice when she was over at their home. That Mini Me seems to LOVE the bathroom and potty training must be going so well for us. Hahahahaha. Ah. Hahahhahahah. 
This morning, when Mini Me woke up, I had her go pee on the potty. Daddy asked if she could wear her big girl underwear. I said okay. Then we told Mini Me that she was NOT to pee on Dora. To go pee in the potty and not to get Dora wet. 

I just asked Mini Me if she had to go pee. She said she did, and went in the potty. 2 hours and counting and her underwear is DRY!!