Jun 29, 2012

Potty Training Confessions


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I confess....
I'm the world's worst potty trainer. Ever! I'm sure I'll get my trophy any day now!

I confess....
I'm pretty sure it's one of the worst aspects of parenting a toddler. And I tried all the potty training methods, none of them worked for me with Isabella.

I don't do anything until I'm ready.

I confess....
In fact, I was in a potty training war with Isabella for 14 months before she finally decided that the potty was not a scary place. And yes for almost 18 months I had three kids in diapers. Can you say expensive?

I confess....
Since January I've tried to get Molly to sit on the potty. It was almost always met with a NOOOOO! And then she would run from me.

I confess....
In May, I finally got her to sit on it and try to go.

I confess....
Earlier this month she went a tiny bit and then FREAKED out and got down and peed all over the floor. It was then that I decided that she was going to Kindergarten in diapers and I decided to quit trying.

Two weeks later............

I confess....
Yesterday at naptime I found her putting on panties. She informed me that she was a big girl and that she wasn't going wear diapers anymore. She was going to wear panties for now on. She could not be swayed.

I confess....
I decided to let her go for it. After all, hasn't everyone heard of the kid who just one day decided to use the potty? No training required? I was doubtful but I thought it was worth a try seeing how determined she was. Plus I figured the worst thing that could happen was me changing sheets later.

How could my Mommy doubt me?


I confess....
She stayed dry during her nap and used the potty after her nap about 6 times. She had one accident during the day and stayed dry all night! (And no diaper since she was adamant that she was a big girl and big girls wear panties.) And she's stayed dry all morning until her nap today.

I confess....
WTF?

But I'll take it. I cannot believe that a kid who REFUSED to even sit on the potty has basically trained herself. I know there will be more accidents but there will not be anymore diapers. Hooray!


I confess....
Now I just need to get Mark trained and no more diapers for me!! What a happy day that will be for me and my Costco budget.

I'm coming for your diaper kid!

2 comments:

  1. So, it was all about the undies and her being ready. Nice!

    I am so stinkin' nervous about training mine (probably starting next week. Maybe.). Pun intended. Did you guys use a training potty, or just go for the big potty? If I can get by without purchasing more plastic kid paraphernalia, that would be awesome.

    Of course, they might fall in! haha! Sigh...

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    1. I used the big potty since the thought of cleaning that little kiddie potty sounds nasty. No thanks. We did buy a potty insert seat so they fit on the potty better. That was two years ago and it was $10, well worth the investment.

      Good luck on your potty training! I know it's tough and you'll want to cry by the end of the day if you're kids are like mine.

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