Thursday, June 28, 2007

Potty, Schmotty

Well, it was a small victory but I'll take it.

This morning, I started using the timer and making L'il Sis sit on the potty at 30 minute intervals. She was fine with it. She didn't mind sitting on it as long as nothing happened. This is the same child who was informed a few days ago that if she peed in the potty she would get chocolate. Then, to be sure she understood, I asked her how she could get chocolate. Her first answer was "Reach for it." I told her, no, and again asked how she could get chocolate. This time she thought about it, her finger tapping against her lip, before answering, "A ladder!"

Anyway, L'il Sis was on the potty and after a bit she started fussing and wanting to get up. She wanted her pants back on. This is a sure sign that she is about to pee (in her pants). So I forced her to sit on the potty. I held her firmly and tried to get her to calm down, but wouldn't let her get up. She peed. In the potty. Wasn't too thrilled about it, though.

I praised her and told her how proud of her I was and what a big girl she is. She wanted to dump it in the big potty herself. So we did that. She was a little afraid of the flushing so I didn't push it and did that myself. I had her wash her hands and gave her M & M's. Again, I told her I was proud of her and wasn't she proud of herself? She said no.

I think I feel another headache coming on.


Butterfly Wife said...

I'll preface my comment by saying, I don't have children. That is hilarious!! The tapping of the finger against the lip to think. Gotta love it. "A ladder!" The kid is creative.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I have numerous posts about potty training hell......they are just too painful to talk about...but you can read them!

Junior Mayhem fought potty training with EVERY particle of his being.....

I came close to losing my religion and JM came close to losing his life over it! :)

Amy said...

NOT looking forward to potty training. Good luck.