Friday, December 28, 2012

Potty Training 101 {again}

I hate potty training.  I really do.  I was saying to my good friend Courtney the other day that someone should just create a "potty training camp" where you are enroll your child, they stay for a few days, and come back all ready to go!  Bye bye diapers!  Wouldn't that be great?  But, until that glorious day comes, we have to suffer through it.  I liked training Abby.  Jake was fairly easy too.  Hannah, on the other hand, is a different story.  I tried training her in the late spring.  She did ok, as long as I was taking her to the potty.  It never "clicked" for her though. I always had to take her.  She never went on her own.  Then we went on vacation and she completely regressed and I got frustrated and decided we BOTH needed a break!  So now we are giving it another go. 

Two days ago, I gathered all the essential supplies:
Adorable pee and poop potty chart.  What's the best thing about potty training??  Saying POOP and PEE-PEE a hundred times a day!!
Doggy stickers, of course.
Bribes of choice.  I like m & m's.  Easy, small and on holiday clearance. :)

And, of course, a timer, stain cleaner, soaking bucket, a trillion pairs of undies, venti chai's for the daytime and venti glasses of wine for the evening.

 Here she is.  Big girl coloring in her big girl undies and leg warmers (a personal must for pt-ing).
I haven't left the house yet.  That's the scariest part.  And the heaviest. All those extra clothes, undies, plastic bags for wet stuff, travel potty seat.  Never did I see myself carrying a foldable TOILET SEAT in my KATE SPADE bag!  Ugh!  Oh well, comes with the territory, I guess. 
Hopefully she "gets" it this time and I can move onto the stage of no diaper.  Do you know I have had a child in diapers for 7+ years STRAIGHT?!  That's a lot of diapers. 
Come on Hannah, let's get this sh*t together.  Mommy's ready, are you?? Let's rock and roll!


Ami said...

I shall have a Venti Glass of Wine on your behalf, tonight. Good luck!

fivecentsworth said...

How old is this long legged little girl? Is she going on three?

Michelle Thomas said...

She will be three at the end of next month :)

Courtney said...

I love the little leg warmers. GO HANNAH!

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