Monday, October 4, 2010

potty...a beginner's tale...

so i have been contemplating whether or not to start K with potty training. she displays "some" readiness, but i don't think we're all the way there yet...

i don't want to force the issue...
but she tells me when she has to poop...
she runs out of the room when it's time to poop...
she observes me using the potty and tells me that i'm going pee pee...and she does the same thing when she hears daddy go...and when we take Beezer and Shorty outside to go... :)

i have picked some momma brains...when did you start? was it hard? how did your child do? did you give her M&Ms or other bribes? did you use a potty chair (on the floor) or a potty seat on the big toilet? did they regress when a new sibling came along? lots of questions... :)

so today, we went to Walmart to buy a potty seat... we went to Target a week ago and they had just Dora potty seats...and i will tell you in a few sentences why we didn't get that one...
ANYHOW, we got a cushy tushy potty seat today...it's white with yellow ducks... it's not the "cutest" seat, but hey, you're gonna use the bathroom on it, right?!
it's nice and cushy, too (as the name promises :))...for little tiny sweet little behinds... :) and it was better than the purple potty seat with "princess" printed on it (what?! who takes a wee on a potty seat that tells you that you're a princess?)...or, for the boy crowd, a baseball potty seat or football potty seat...or the ever popular Dora potty seat (which would probably, in a yelling voice, bossily tell you to take a crap in Spanish [i'm not a big fan of Dora])......

i forgot to buy M&Ms tho... but it's OK, i'm not like...DIE HARD potty training... i just want K to have a chance to sit on her potty seat to get started with the idea... if she seems ready and asks to sit on it semi-regularly, then I will get M&Ms... :)

and i really wanna get K the book "Once Upon a Potty" - forgot to get that, too... :) have you ever read it? it's so super cute... :)

so, before our nap and after lunch today, we opened our new cushy tushy potty... :) momma made a big deal out of it... i asked K if she wanted to sit on it to try to pee pee or poop, and she flashed me her smile and shook her cute head eagerly in agreement... yay! :)
as i was getting the seat situated on the "oval office," K decided it would be fun to put her arm through her cushy tushy toilet seat to surf in the water...
nice...
momma stops K with a raised voice "noooo!"...
tears follow...
momma kisses K and reminds her not to put her hands in the toilet...
tears are gone... :)

momma sticks her sweet girl on the cushy tushy...and we sit and talk... K talks about poop and pee pee and she wanted toilet paper... i tore off a few sheets for her and she was pleased as a peacock...
she promptly wiped as if she had done pee pee...
and hopped off her potty seat...
:)
we washed hands...antibacterial soap this time since she took a little expedition in the clean toilet water...

not a TERRIBLE first experience.... :) enough to make me laugh and look forward to doing it again in a few hours when she wakes up from her nap :)

1 comments:

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Sounds good....You had asked me about awhile back about whether or not we'd started anything in the arena of potty-training with Luke...Nope. We haven't. We did buy him a potty chair (for the floor) for his birthday, but we have yet to pull it out. He's not showing too much readiness. He is a boy (always seem to take longer). And, knowing how Luke's personality is, I don't think he'll be doing it anytime soon. He's too laid back. He's been "later than normal" on nearly everything. Keep us posted.