I seriously think that potty-training is the worst aspect of early motherhood. Trying to teach a child to regulate the most disgusting of bodily functions and getting it all over your house in the process is just gross. Add to that the fact that moms feel the need to compare and the pressure of potty-training by a certain age and it's wrong. Just wrong.
We still struggle with Megan. She's potty-trained but perpetually on Miralax for her bowels and if we skip a few doses, well we're in trouble. So you can perhaps understand why I have no potty-trained Abby yet. I've been totally gun shy.
But she wants to and she will be 3 years old at the end of the month so I broke down, bought a ton of underwear (with Megan we went through 12 pairs in one day -- I counted), a bunch of juice, and let the games begin.
Yesterday (day one) Abby had one very minor accident where her underwear and pants were DAMP. And she cleaned it up herself -- clothes in the washing machine, the whole nine yards. Other than that, she peed and pooped in the potty, cleaned up after herself, dumped small potty contents in to the regular toilet, flushed, washed her hands, etc.
Then she stayed dry overnight. And day two is progressing in much the same way.
Night and day.
Chopper congratulated me last night on a successful day of potty-training. But it's not me.
This one is all her.
SO what are the chances that the rest of the kids will be this fantastic? Probably slim to none.
But we're very proud of her!