Monday, February 27, 2012

Potty, Potty, Potty

I'm guessing Brynlee is getting ready to potty train. She is showing all the signs, says my faithful parenting book. But being as we are so prepared and all we had no potty for her... yes! What great parents we are!

Last week every night she would say pee and rip of her diaper. There would be one tiny little pee in there. We went through a lot of diapers. She has been doing this when she goes poop for a while, but the pee thing is new. Then on Thursday she yelled potty and ran for the bathroom. I was taken aback... I tried to hold her over the toilet, but this did not work out so well. I put a diaper on her, and eventually she peed in that.

I got her a potty on Saturday, and she has yet to use it. To actually go to the bathroom I mean. She likes to put her dolly on it. She likes to sit on it, and sit on it. And sit on it. Then she tells me all done. I try to get her up and she yells at me. I guess she likes to just sit on her potty.

Heaven forbid I try to take her out of the bathroom without washing both hands with soap, drying them off and letting her turn off the light. Drama and trauma ensues if I do not follow these steps. Oh boy.

I bought her some big girl undies and some pull ups too. But we haven't tried those yet. I'm trying to just let her get familiar with the potty for now. On Sunday when I took her clothes off to take a bath she peed right there on the carpet and didn't think twice about it. When I think about all the pee that has been on my carpet ( baby, cat, dog, dog, dog... I think that dog peed on every inch at one point or another....) eww. Anyhow I'm not sure she is ready for some hard core potty training.

But she definitely is showing interest in it. She must watch the older kids do it at school. She mimics everything these days, so I'm not surprised. She is turning into such a big girl! She is talking up a storm these days. It's times like these I'm glad we don't use swear words because she copies everything we say.

She can sing her ABC's...but she doesn't actually say any of the letters right. She has the tune right though! The first time she did it, I almost died it was so cute. Toddlers are really cute. Everyday she cracks me up with some new antic. I guess they have to be so cute to make up for the tantrums though!

1 comment:

Audrey Spence said...

I wish Charlotte showed any signs of potty training. Every now and again she'll tell me when she's gone in her diaper but rarely. Even when I've tried to potty train she'll pee in her undies and doesn't say a thing. I'll ask if she peed and she says no when she has. I've been able to get her to go a couple times on the potty but oh man. She is stubborn like her mom! I just hope I can do it before the little punk is 3! Good luck! I hope your experiences are better than mine!