Okay, if you have any children who are not in diapers and can use the potty, know that in the last two days, my respect for you has skyrocketed.
After The Littles’ naptime (in which I also blogged my despair about potty training, napped, prayed, begged God for patience and wisdom and had a nice time of Bible study) we faced the afternoon with a new attitude. Rebekah, thanks for your comment, it actually encouraged me knowing that it was hard for someone else! Is that weird? I am going to write my struggles here as I am hoping someone might have advice for me.
It was going to have to be a potty party. We set up camp outside, where the mess can run freely and I don’t have to spend loads of time scrubbing the mess out of carpets.
Here is the really difficult part, one little has picked it up pretty well and poor sister bear cannot tell when she is about to go. Sister bear is really discouraged. Though she spends at least twice the amount of time on the potty, we have had little results. She spends five minutes off of the potty and then five minutes on and has managed to not get a single drop in the potty!!!
On the other hand, my other little runs up, says, “potty Mama” and proceeds to sit down and pee.
Sister bear seems really discouraged and spends most of her time watching her sister play.
I bought lots of fun rewards but I hesitate to give them to the successful child because it only makes her sister more discouraged. Whenever she has an accident, she is beside herself with sadness.
Although putting a towel on her own head and proclaiming herself “Mary Magdalene” really seems to help. I am really trying to be positive and encourage her in every way, it just isn’t clicking.
We moved to the backyard after umpteen accidents. I ran in to add vegetables to the roast and came out to find this…
Yes, they were giving their potties “underdoggies”.
I bet most potties don’t get a turn in the swing.
(If you are ever considering getting this potty, DON’T. It speaks encouragement in Spanish, French and English. Seriously. The last thing I need during all of this is a trilingual Elmo offering up words of wisdom).
Okay. I am done whining. I have an 11 hour break free of timers and messes. ;)