Now I know there are some of you out there that trained your children in a weekend or an afternoon and that is fantastic for you. Just know that you are extremely blessed and try not to brag about this little fact while I am in line at HEB!!! You probably possess a skill that I am lacking and are a far superior parent, but I just cannot believe that any child is actually trained in 2 days with no accidents!!! Thanks, I feel a lot better getting that one off my chest:-).
OK on to my little princess.
7:15 Wake up in a diaper that is dry-great sign, right?!? Daddy rushes her to the potty and she immediately starts screaming that she's 'all finished' before anything happens. This continues for a few minutes until-success, Yay!! Jelly Bellie #1. Waiting around constantly asking her if she needs to go potty and knowing around 10:30 it will be any minute. Forcing her on the potty when she doesn't really need to go trying to avoid an accident. No success. 2 seconds later she's screaming as she tee-tees on the carpet. Reassuring her we all make mistakes and to let mommy know next time she needs to go. Resolve carpet cleaner. Waiting, waiting, waiting...pick up Ryan from Swim lessons while nervously taking Ally in the car without a Pull-up. Lunch then wondering what to do at nap time. I opt to put her in a diaper just in case. AAHHH nap time!!! Reprieve!!! She wakes up and has soaked through her diaper. Nice. Change sheets and clothes and think I should have just let her sleep in panties. Snack, TV, books, coloring, Princess Tea Party. She screams, "Mommy I need to Tee-tee", as she is going in the kitchen. Again gently reminding her to let mommy know sooner. Decide to play outside until dad gets home. Too hot. Come in and make it to the potty- YAY! Jelly Bellie #2. I start thinking I can do this and 3 minutes later another accident in her Pottery Barn Chair. Take chair apart and cuss that I let her sit in it. Wash cover and change into Pantie #4 for the day. Fix dinner. Daddy's home! Eat, try to force her again, bath and Pj's. When is bedtime?. Officially declare that I'm done at 7:15 and lay on the couch exhausted. Accident #5 on the way to the potty. Tee-Tee all over me and Ally. Awesome. Bath #2 and shower for me. Decide I cannot clean up another accident today and put her in a diaper for the night. Bedtime. Ally's yelling she needs to potty. See that Ally has taken off her diaper and gone in her bed. Don't have anymore clean sheets. Great! Decide she doesn't need sheets and bath her again!!! Night night kisses and back to bed. Finally she sleeps. Day 1 was a overall beating.
Each day has gotten a little bit easier and on Days 2-10 we have had far more successes than accidents. In fact, she has been to VBS all this week and been accident free every day (at church anyway). :-) She has done a really good job and I am incredibly proud of her. On day 10, yesterday, I thought we are officially potty trained but while swimming at Twin Rivers I got a good laugh and lesson in humility. She was not in the pool so don't worry! Here she is getting ready to swim.
And this is face I get when I ask her if she needs to go potty.