Monday, May 17, 2010

No Turning Back

Well, today was the day. We started potty training Rachel. Well, that's actually not quite true. We've agreed that Rachel is ready for potty training and her TEACHERS are potty training Rachel. I went out and bought all the clothes (including allowing her to pick out her new panties [princesses and fairies (yes, we're a Disney family)]) and many changes of clothes and am prepared to be doing laundry every day (including today). I also bought her strawberry milk so they could start the fluid overload with a "special drink" (ensuring that she would NEED to go to the bathroom). Well, she came home wearing her 5th change of clothes today. But the notes received from the school said that she was 50% successful -- most of the clothes changes were in the morning before she understood what was expected of her. And she was SO happy and proud when she came off the bus today. She is DEFINITELY ready for this.

So, it looks like we will have a daytime-trained little girl in just a little while (we hope). We'll have to see what tomorrow will bring, but for the last week or so, she's OBSESSED with the "potty" and really wants to explore this path. So, we're letting her do it. I strongly doubt she's ready to consider nighttime training and am actually dreading when that time comes -- right now she sleeps with a gate on her door since she and Simon share a room and Simon tends to wake and wander at night. But we'll deal with that when the time comes.

So, this house has returned to the world of "potty talk" -- something we haven't had to deal with (much) for the last 18 months or so. I suspect this change will last for quite a while. But it's worth it if it leads to one fewer kid in diapers!!!!!

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