Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Potty Language

I had the bright idea of tackling potty training this weekend. I had spoken to Jenna’s teachers and they said that she had been quite consistent in telling them she had just pee peed in her pull up. Already for the last few months she has only pooped in the potty – she refuses to poop in her pull up, which is alright by me.

Saturday started with a pair of training pants, you know the thick kind. All day she did great, until about 1:30, that was accident #1, just enough to wet the training pants, not even enough to pass through to her jeans. I washed her, changed her and put on training pants #2, later that day around five she had another accident. Just like the first only enough to barely wet the training pants. That evening I gave her a bath, put a pull up on for bedtime, and she insisted on wearing her “pretty panties” over her pull up.

Sunday morning her pull up was damp, we got up, washed and dressed for church. She pitched a monster of a hissy fit and refused to wear a “diaper” because, “me is a big gurl, not a baby” and reluctantly we went to Bible Class with no diaper. She pottied before we left the house, pottied before Bible Class, pottied right when class was over, played and played for thirty minutes or so and then pottied before Church Service, she stayed in the nursery with Mrs. Traci and Mr. Brian while I went to service, she pottied twice during service and once before we left.

Someone had the bright idea of needing an oil change (umm, hadn’t had one since June) and needing to buy some things for the house. Where else can you do all that in one stop shopping? Wal-Mart of course:) Yes, I took her to Wal-Mart in the midst of potty training. We dropped off the car at the automotive department and made a b-line for McDonald’s. We ate lunch and then took the Princess to potty again, did our shopping, made our way to the back of the store and she needed to potty again – good thing a store that big has a potty in front and back!! Then we wandered about and headed to the automotive department. As we were standing in line she looked up with a bit of fear and said, “Mommy, I need-a go potty”. I looked around, pushed the buggy off to the side and high-tailed it to the restroom, sat her down on the potty and she tooted! That was it folks, there was no potty action that time. We headed back to finish checking out, and we were off.

Two more trips to the local grocery store (needed chips for the Super Bowl, and then realized we had no Ro-Tel for the dip) with no accidents and an accident free afternoon. Until mommy was distracted by the Super Bowl and the questionable at best commercials this year (really only a few that I thought even cut it), but again it was minor and in her defense she was running up the driveway singing “I gotta potty, I gotta potty, I gotta pah-ah-teee” quickly followed by an “oops, me already pah-ah-teed!” The girl is a walking musical I tell you, she’s got a song for everything!!

Sunday night was another battle to put the pull up on, but Monday morning she woke up dry as a bone!! All day Monday at daycare was a success!! No accidents even at nap time!! Monday night was not much of a fight with the pull up, and this morning, dry again!!
Dare I say – the Princess may be potty trained!!

There have been a few discussions about how it is not appropriate to pull down your pants and show people your new Dora panties or your Tinkerbelle panties, but all in all she is doing well!!


Cat said...

this is great! i'm having the opposite problem...jack won't pooped in the potty, but will pee no problem. UGH!