Monday, July 05, 2010

4 years and 4 months

4 years and 4 months...that is how long we have diapered children at our house...that is a lot of diapers and that is a lot of money.

Today it ended!

I would like to introduce you to "super panty girl"....
We began what we affectionately refer to as "potty training bootcamp" this morning. We had command center set-up:

The musical makes sounds when it is USED.
Puzzles...necessary distraction.
Books, toilet paper, toilet training book of the stars (well, probably not, they have people who potty train their kids for them...I would if I were a star!), and M&M's...her reward.
This is her, "I don't understand why you are making me do this....we have had a good thing going with the diapers" face.
She was LIVID we were forcing her to learn to use the potty this morning. When she would tee-tee in the potty and we would cheer for her, she would cry. She would tell us, "NO!!!!!!!! Don't say YEA!". It was a little funny. Now, we just give her a thumbs-up, no cheering. After a THREE HOUR NAP this afternoon (for her, Nora and myself) she was much happier about the potty.
This picture is towards the end of the day. You can tell by her hair that it has been a rough day of training. (I didn't want her to be embarrassed by this picture when she is 16, so I blacked it looks weird.) I would say that today was successful. Her stats:

2 accidents (both tee-tee accidents)

many successful attempts

1 time to poop on the potty!!!!!!!!!!!

Nora is kind of supportive. Since she is no longer allowed to cheer she isn't nearly as interested. She has informed us that she needs M&M's too. Just her way of being "supportive sister".

Day one-completed. One step closer to a diaper-free household.


Anonymous said...


Supabloggasuprememama said...

what is that comment above me about? psychos. its been a while and i cant believe how big your girls have gotten good to check in on yall!

Lane said...

Yay Elyn!!! And yay pocketbook!! :)

Keisha said...

Wow! When it's Mace's turn, I'll be calling you. That won't happen for very long time though. Very long...

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