1.11.2008

What I forgot about potty training

Anna has been doing awesome on the potty training. We just jumped in and she took off. But you'd think since I just did this 16 months ago, it would be fresh in my mind. Well, let me tell you, it's not.

This is what I forgot from the first round with my son:

-How potty training is an all day, everyday activity until it's done, really done.

-How you can't leave the house unless you bring 4 changes of clothes, the potty, diapers, wipes and a towel with you.

-How during potty training bribing doesn't even make you think twice--you can read that book; eat that cookies; do that puzzle; have a piece of chocolate; play with that toy AFTER you use the potty.

-How setbacks and accidents can make you want to throw in the towel and just put a diaper back on.

-That as proud as you are at your kid for going potty no one else in the world really cares.

2 comments:

Stimey said...

You speak the truth, woman! You'd think after potty training two kids I'd have some idea of how to go about doing it for my third. No such luck.

BananaBlueberry said...

Yey! Good for you !!!!!!!!!!
About the babies not being babies anymore...
you have a point.
The mother leading the potty training seminar I went to told us that the two biggest crossroads of independence in a child's life are -
going to the bathroom for themselves
and getting their license!