People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Potty Training Diaries

Well, you heard right. I am starting off on the marvelous, wonderful road of potty training. So yesterday I was geared up. I was gonna get her to pee pee in the potty every time, there was going to be no accidents. I was going to be vigilant! And yesterday the count stands at Regan 5, Mama 1. She peed where she wanted 5 times and she peed where I wanted 1 time! Oh I was vigilant. We pretty much set up camp in the bathroom. I had crakers and snacks 'cause that was pretty much the only way to get her to sit on the potty. We got a seat that sits inside the regular toilet seat and there was a built in shield. I think it got kind of uncomfortable for her. And she really couldn't climb up there even with the stool we got her. Anyway, I think she held it whenever she was sitting on the potty and whenever she was off she let her rip. UGH!!!!! So by mid-afternoon I had had enough fun and put a diaper on her. I was sitting there thinking that I would really like to hire someone to come and do this for me! What was I thinking! Maybe she's not ready! Maybe I could wait until she is 10. There has to be a better way!!!! Well she hates her diaper on and keeps saying, "Pee pee in potty". So I'm thinkin' I better give it another shot. Rome wasn't conquered in a day right? So last night I had Jason go to the store and get a potty chair that sits on the floor. It has a comfy little seat and the shield is reversible. I showed it to Regan this morning and explained that it was her big girl potty. I set it down, got her undressed and she imediately sat down. I had to take her off to get a towel underneath it and she screamed 'cause she wanted to keep sitting on it! So when she sat down she starts peeing in the potty!!!!! HALLELUJAH(Insert choir singing here)!!!!! I set the potty next to her books and then in the living room. The count today stands at Regan 1, Mama 4!!!!!! I know it is not over yet, but it is a BIG leap from yesterday!! Well, I'll let you know any developments in the adventure. I have a bunch of errands to run today so I'll have to put her diaper back on, but is that bad? I mean once I have started this is it ok to maybe have these first few days to introduce her to it? Let her warm up a bit, or from here on out should I be very strict about her going in the potty while she's awake? And is it bad to set up camp in the living room? Any tips from you seasoned potty trainers would be awesome!!


Skousen Seven said...

Welcome to the world of potty hell!!! JK It really is a battle but eventually moms do win out. The potty in front of the t.v. saved my sanity and back end from sitting in the bathroom for hours on end. Keep at it, you and Regan will be victorious!!! So proud of you Regan, your potty chair is pretty cute.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you write about stuff like this. I can just use what you learned and put it to the test with Danika! Thanks and keep posting! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you write about stuff like this. I can just use what you learned and put it to the test with Danika! Thanks and keep posting! :)

Dawna said...

Those pictures bring back lots of memories! Good luck--you have the patience to win out! Just don't forget the M&M's! Say, I have a thought. . . maybe you could train both girls at once and get it over with! JK :) Love Mom

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Haha That is pretty funny. I cant wait!!hahah I think that aunt Kandra needs to call and talk to Reggy-roo. She is so funny!

DKAZ said...

Hey there. Thanks for all of your comments on my blog. I can harldy keep up with all the comments you leave...ya right! So, I think if you're serious and she's serious you really just have to plan like three days to just really let her get the hang of it. I include a lot naked time too (am I aloud to say that on this very "G" rated blog?) Have you bought her big girl unders that she picked out? I didn't read one book by the way. I just planted myself at the house for a few days and with girls I think it's easier and happens sooner. Aug is miles away from Potty City so we are just hoping that he doesn't grow out of Huggies size 6. Good luck!