Saturday, September 11, 2010

So after my first frustrating (for both me AND Kelsi) try with pottytraining, I took some friends advice and decided to just let her do it when SHE was ready and wanting to. The days following our first attempt, Kelsi told me that she had to go "poo-poo" and went at least once in the big potty on a daily basis. She especially was good at telling me when she had to go when we were out in public.
Kelsi and I went to CA to visit family and she sporadically still told me she had to go potty. I thought "This is great! She's doing it herself". We came home and she began to consistently tell me she had to go poo-poo and for the last 3 weeks she has been poop trained! WOOHOO! Getting her to go #1 was the issue. She would go sometimes, but again, usually if we were at a store or restaurant.
Today we are going on 5 days of wearing big girl panties (Hello Kitty and her "Tolee" (Kailan) panties are her fav). She has only had one accident so far so I believe we are making progress. I make sure to remind her to not let Hello Kitty or "Tolee" get wet. Last Tuesday she was going to a bday party so when I was at the store buying a gift I slowly walked by the bikes and scooters (I've been wanting to buy her one of those ALL summer long, and haven't). She got VERY excited with the scooter and begged me to let her have it. I told her that I would get it for her and she could ride it if she stayed dry and clean ALL day long. She was a little confused at first and EVERY time she went potty she would say "and now I can ride my scooter!", but she was patient and....IT WORKED. Here she is on her scooter! The next day after staying clean and dry she again proclaimed "And now I will ride my SCOOTER!!!". Very cute.
She is normally very good at getting on the potty (telling me to "hide" - she likes her privacy) and then she gets right down to business. HOWEVER, at nap time she likes to take her sweet time. She gets the job done and then INSISTS that she is NOT DONE yet. She sings songs over and over again until I make her get off. She will hate me for this in 10 years...but she will probably hate me!


Cathy said...

She WILL hate you for that! But it is so darn cute! :) Great job on the potty training!

Amanda said... sweet. Congrats it is a great feeling isn't? It took me a hard time with ashlyn and an easy time with logan to realize the waiting tell there ready is the way to go. Congrats!!!

Brooke said...

I love it how little girls sing while they go to the bathroom. So cute. Yay for potty training! Collin is very anti so hopefully he will be trained before he 10. Miss you guys!

Jalyner said...

I miss her so much! I liked hearing her voice. Such a big girl now, going potty. Give her a kiss for me.