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Oooooh, potty training. I knew it was time when Ruari said, “Mama, can you teach me how to poop on the toilet?” I mean really… To me, that meant it was time. I prepared the moment. We got all the proper tools. A Dora toilet. YES, I bought her a Dora toilet. She loves Dora, so I thought she’d like to poop on her. My Little Pony undies. She loves ponies… so, yeah. Pretty princess pull up diapers. Gifts and stickers. I was ready.
I thought we had made it. I thought we were there. Ruari came running into the room… sat on her toilet… and peed. I jumped up and down, so excited, praising her… and, gave her a toy pony. See, toy ponies are like her crack. This was my victory, I had thought… The next day: she did #2. All by herself. yes! I was potty training my kid (well, she was training herself). She did this a few more times… then, gave up. She said, “I don’t want to pee in the toilet!” So, that was it. She peed on the floor. She begged for us to put on her diapers. Bah. Frustrated, I gave up. I’ve still given up.
But… I’ve realized something. It’s ok. She doesn’t need to be potty trained right this minute. She thought it was what she wanted… but, turns out it was not. We’ll keep trying. But, I’m not pushing her. I think if she’s still not potty trained by the time she is 3, we will just get tough (maybe try that crazy 3 day potty training plan or something). But, for now. We’ll take it slow. I’ve learned this will help me keep my sanity. My husband will keep his sanity. We’re terribly sick of diapers, but I’m more sick of cleaning up potty/poopy accidents.
So, I do have a victory: Accepting that my girl will potty train when she is ready. I don’t need to stress. And, I’m totally cool with that. ::high fives all around::
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