Saturday, October 6, 2007
Potties, Potties, Everywhere!
It seems as though this week is the potty-training week for kids Natalie's age! We have been half-heartedly trying as Natalie trained herself to do #2 in the potty about 2 weeks ago. So Natalie picked out a bag of candy corn pumpkins for her treat if she went pee-pee in the potty. 2 days of 3 pees in the potty and then, yesterday afternoon, I realized she had been dry for 6 hours!! So exciting! So today, she wore her Little Mermaid underwear and kept it totally dry.
You know, the hardest part for me is the inconvenience of having 2 kids that aren't that great at "holding it". It seems you never hear that they have to go until they HAVE to go! Natalie probably could have been PT'd a while ago, but I would say, "Just go in your diaper!" instead of trying to take everyone and a huge cart full of groceries into the nasty public restroom, where you know she will put her hands all over everything and you will have to figure out how to hold the baby AND lift her to the sink to wash her hands with soap. Call me lazy if you will. I call it keeping some manner of sanity:)
Also, something that really gets me when kids are PT'd is the amount of toilet paper and water they use! Finally, just today, I tried to teach Natalie how to get only 4 sheets of TP instead of a little tiny thread that is 4 feet long. We'll see if that helps at all. We have already had 3 episodes of clogged toilets because of too much TP. Ah yes! What did Carrie call it? The "joys" of potty training!