Tuesday, August 14, 2007
It's Potty Time!
Yep. That's right. It's time to potty. We are pottying it up big down here in M-town. Dan and I have both been anxiously awaiting the onset of toilet learning. We bought the potty chair, panties and pull ups. We read the books and have asked anyone with a successfully trained tot what their trick was. We feel we are fully prepared.
We have had the potty chair in our living room for the last few months. Beyond being a point of contention and battle for the sparring siblings, it has just collected dust or has been a jacuzzi party site for a slew of Little People. That is, until this week. Aveline, with no prompting from us, stripped down to her birthday suit, perched herself upon her plastic throne and twinkled. "Look! Look!" was all she said. That was Friday. She did that twice more yesterday and each time (four!) she twinkled today. All on her own. We are shocked.
After each success, we make a parade to the bathroom to deposit the deposit. We then ceremoniously flush and wash our hands. I think Aveline does it all just to play in the water for a few minutes.
Now neither Dan and I expect this to be it. We expect a few more months of hard core potty time until we have complete success. But it is a start, and we are starting to see the light at the end of the diaper tunnel.