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I know what you’re thinking: Get it together, Jill! (Trust me, I feel the same way.) But here’s the brutal truth: I might not be in total control of this one. By any and all accounts, I’m doing it all “right” – following expert (as well as internet) recommendations and guidelines. I’ve introduced panties, been consistent with approaching sitting on the pot in ‘sessions (every hour on the hour). Some of you even sent me notes about enlisting my tablet, reading stories and blowing bubbles as added incentive. Yes, I actually blew bubbles at the potty in an effort to get her excited about it. Just so you know exactly where I’m at.
It’s. Not. Working. “Well have you tried loading her up on liquids?” my own mom questioned. A valid point. So that’s the latest tactic. Most everything we do these days seems to revolve around sitting on towels (in case of any accidents) and loading up on liquids (two cups are better than one). Good thing Miracle 360° Cups don’t leak. No joke. I don’t need peepee and juice on my leather couch…
Drink, then ask… drink, then ask… drink, then ask. It’s like I’m hazing or something.
You can see what I’ve been dealing with. (Did ya catch that ‘tude at the very end?!?! And she’s only gotten more opinionated since I shot that video.) I know it’s a power struggle, she knows it’s a power struggle. We both refuse to lose. But so far, she’s winning. Yes, those are diapers on – using our potty for a stool, just to spite me – in the picture below.
I’m such a tattle-tale. SO WHAT TO DO?!?! Well, here’s where I’m at. Hardly as fabulous as I’d hoped to be at this point.
So I guess the answer IS “load up on liquids.” THAT’S how you get through potty training. (That’s how I’m getting through potty training, anyways…) Moral of my story here? We can only do what we’re able to do as moms. No kid is exactly the same, no matter if they have the same DNA or not. (I took for granted how easy it was to train my first daughter… bless that little girl’s heart for conquering it in one weekend.) As moms, all we can do is be positive, receptive, supportive and get the equipment while keeping our fun-hat on. We just must keep going… NO MATTER WHAT. (Hey, I’ve got more wine to drink.) So I’m letting go. It’ll all be fine. Who cares if my family and friends keep asking me why I still carry baby wipes in my purse. She’ll get it soon enough… even without my nagging (most likely without my nagging). Because no kid I’ve ever known has started college in diapers…
In a way, I respect her tenacity to refuse to conform. (Ok, Maybe this is the vino talking now. And yes, I might’ve shot an extra take just for kicks…)
So fess up! How long did it take you to toilet train your tot? Leave your comments and/or rants… And just like I said: Somebody’s gonna win a $200 gift certificate to Munchkin.com! Leave a comment to be entered to win (Facebook comments count too…) Contest open to U.S. residents only. Contest ends Friday March 27, 2015, 11:59pmPST. Winner will be announced and contacted Monday March 30, 2015. Now hit me!
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