Monday, June 30, 2008


Wendy is now 21 months old. Suddenly, over the last week or ten days, she's been showing us all the signs of potty-training readiness. It was with much trepidation that I made the plunge this morning, and put her in cloth training pants instead of her regular cloth diapers.

I think we had a total potty-sitting time of about 4 hours today. I didn't get anything else done, because I didn't want to let her out of my sight in case the need would suddenly strike her. We had a few accidents (thanks again, God, for inventing Oxi-Clean!) but since Wendy seemed genuinely upset about her accidents, we just cleaned up & moved on.

She had one success around lunch time, and she was so confused...there I was, clapping and doing the Happy Potty Dance, and she had no idea how that "wa-wa" got in the potty.

Before bed, though, we had another success. That time she jumped up from the potty as soon as she was done, looked in, and said, rather triumphantly, "Wa-wa!" We did the Happy Potty Dance together, and participated in the ceremonial flushing of the pee in the big potty.

It's kind of funny that 2 ounces of urine in a plastic bucket could so totally make my day.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Wow, potting training already! Good for her. Go, Wendy, Go! (in more ways than one!)