Wednesday, October 17, 2007

potty training

am I ready? I don't think so, but eloise seems to be. Last night she went on the potty and today she wanted to sit on the big potty. While sitting on the big potty, she wanted to do so w/o her little potty insert. She fell in! It was pretty funny and thankfully, did little to thwart our efforts.

We went to target to pick out big girl panties. She picked hello kitty ones. It was more exciting for her to play with the package then look at the big girl panties.

When we got home she wanted to wear them and did so for 30 minutes. The entire time I was fretting about her peeing on the floor. I must have said every 5 minutes, "remember, if you have to pee, you need to go on your potty". It was always met with, "okay mom, 5 special treats if I go on the potty".

I'm just not ready. I'm ready to give up the money we are spending on diapers every month, but I'm just not ready to add that to my day. The asking, the planning, etc. Maybe I need to adjust my attitude. Who knows. My plan is not to push this and see what happens. Maybe you moms who have gone through this can offer up some advice.


RachelC said...

Oh Kate, I so understand. I was a nervous wreck when we started with Paige (2 years, 4 months). Eloise is so similar to Paige, she's going to get it really quickly - and not like being wet. I think in the very beginning I was putting her on the potty every 30 minutes (overkill). Roll with it sweetie. Any chance you can hang at home for a couple days? That will make life a little less complicated.

TcH said...

one thing I noticed RIGHT away that was different, once K was ready, was that I really didnt have to ask. I will ask when we go in public. But at home she says "I have to go potty" and goes RUNNING into the bathroom.

What about big girl panties with a pull up over it? That way if she has an accident it wont make a mess on your floor. Will she go for it??