Monday, April 14, 2008
Joys of potty training
I have been trying to motivate myself since December to start potty training Aly and I have to admit when she was ready I wasn't and now that I am ready she is all ho hum about the idea. Aly has hit the "I do it" stage in a major way. If I help her get dressed and she wants to do it she will strip herself all the way down and start over from the beginning. If I hold her hand to help her down the stairs when she wanted to do it herself she will climb all the way back to the top and start over. Foote thinks she might have a touch of OCD. This is how our day goes all day long. Potty training during this phase is challenging to say the least mostly because she refuses to go potty on her potty training potty chair she has to go on the toilet, where mom and dad go potty, and it takes about 3 minutes just for her to climb up on the toilet and when she finally is on the toilet she is ready to be done after ten secounds. At least we wont have to make the transition from the little potty to the big potty. She also insists on putting on her panties on by herself, but always ends up getting two legs in one hole or putting them on backwards or inside out or just wrong altogether, and than she starts to cry so I ask if I can help her and "NO I DO IT!" putting the panties on can last up to 15 minutes which kind of stinks since I try to have her go potty every 20 minutes. So most days I give up and let her run around the house bottomless. So if anyone has any great potty training secrets they would like to share we are open to all suggestions.