Mommy SOS: Potty Training Update

Wednesday , 21, September 2011 1 Comment

In case you missed it, my original post about our misadventures in potty training can be found HERE.

After some brainstorming with my sister-in-law on the phone, I decided NOT to throw in the towel just yet.  The next day, I sat princess on the potty.  I sat next to her on the tub and we SAT THERE.  We played flash cards and toy lions.  After about 20 minutes I decided I needed to go to the bathroom myself so I told her:  “Mommy is going to go use her potty.  You stay here and keep trying to poo okay?  I’ll be back to check on you.”

I came back and said. “Hey, Mommy went to the potty how about you?”  Princess: “Yes, I did it!”  Mommy:  “Really?  Let me see.”  (One of those things you never anticipate saying until you are a parent.  Let me see that poop.)  And she had!  We earned a star on our chart, and m&m’s, and lots of enthusiasm from me to try and make up for all the NEGATIVITY. 

Every day since then, I plop her down at some point during the day, hand her the flash cards and disappear for a few minutes.  There is almost always poop in that potty. So…we had some stage fright?  Now there is always lots of excitement and new star (and usually a call to daddy).  In fact we’re half way to – what’s her prize? – a red light saber.  Yeah, that’s daddy’s influence right there.

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