3-Day Potty Training Done - Please, No Prison Riot References This Time
By MotherhoodMiscellany on September 22, 2012
This girl is now potty trained.
We used the 3-Day Potty Training method, and she was fantastic throughout the process. Today she didn't have even one accident. She totally rocked it. The biggest difficulty she's had these past few days has been with false alarms. I'm not sure if she was just worried about having an accident or still a little confused about her signals for "time to go!" It was probably a little of both. An example: Tonight she was sitting on my lap while watching a movie. She let out a big toot, stood up, looked at me, and said with a big smile, "I just poop on you Mama!" I tried not to laugh. For about a tenth of a second. She just smiled bigger as my mom and I cracked up and I tried to catch my breath to explain to her that she had not, in fact, pooped on me.
Whatever. She had fewer false alarms today than yesterday. She gets it.
It was seriously awesome to do the potty training thing with my parents here for a visit, especially since my husband is out of town. My dad cooked dinners, making it possible for me to hover around my girl at all times, saying repeatedly, "Make sure you tell Mommy if you have to go potty, okay?" and for us to all still eat good food. My mom totally covered things with the other two.
This little one got handed off to Grandma many times while I ran with her sister to the bathroom. She took it in stride.
Hopefully, the great results will continue. The 3-day program I use is tiring, but if you've been reading here for a while, you might remember that my real trouble with potty training my eldest occurred during the week after the initial training was done. In fact, in writing about an especially difficult day that week, I referenced what I had learned about handling a riot while working in a federal prison. You know things are tough when you're comparing dealing with your toddler with handling a prison riot.
Let's just say I am fervently hoping I do not have any type of repeat of that experience this week.
In other news, my husband is coming home tomorrow night. He will probably be very dirty and possibly quite smelly after more than a week out in the woods. I don't care. I. Can't. Wait.
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