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proud mommy moment

Since Christmas, LA has been potty training. For the most part, she holds it until someone takes her to the bathroom, though apparently she gave up on this at daycare. We’ve switched to pull ups from doing cloth for 20.5 months (go us! we even washed them ourselves) and it’s been a good transition. She gets that her “Doras” (pull ups with the cartoon character on it) aren’t diapers and that she uses these to go the bathroom.

This weekend she progressed to taking off her Doras when she has to go to the bathroom, though she doesn’t walk to the bathroom uninitiated*. She even went as far on Saturday night to say “wet” when she had to pee and actually did pee when we took her to the bathroom. I also caught her staring into her diaper saying “yucky” and sure enough there was “yucky” inside that she started, yet finished on the toilet.

This morning I got a call from her daycare. I was worried that 1 of 3 common reasons for the call was happening. Either 1) she bit someone… again 2) she fell and bumped her head or 3) she was sick. The first thing out of Ms. T’s mouth (the director) was that nothing was wrong. Yes! Second thing was that LA actually asked to use the bathroom (a first besides saying “wet”) and went when they took her!! They gave her big congratulations and high fives.

That literally made my morning. I’ve been trying not to share my excitement with non-parents because really, who wants to hear first thing in the morning about how some kid peed in the toilet. But I’m over here celebrating nonetheless.

Now, let’s hope this sticks and this round of potty training continues with ease.

*She uses a toilet with a kids seat on top of it. The traditional potty doesn’t work for her because she thinks that it’s a toy that she can use to climb up on things or thrown objects into. She likes using a “real” toilet because that’s what Mommy and Mama use.


4 comments on “proud mommy moment

  1. queencece
    January 11, 2011

    Yay LA!!! She learning fast and that should be celebrated. Great job on the parents’ part!


  2. laniza
    January 11, 2011

    Go LA! Our little girl (who’ll be 2 on 1/26, btw) tells us when she’s doing #2, however we haven’t really introduced the potty yet. We plan to start right after her birthday. This gives me hope-woohoo!


  3. Foxy Brown
    January 12, 2011

    yayyyyy! congrats!


  4. Enigma
    January 13, 2011

    I’m not a mother, but I am extremely excited for you and little LA. My friend has just about completed potty training with her daughter and I am well aware that it is a struggle. I can’t count the amount of times I had to encourage my friend to stick with the routine and recite, “Don’t worry. She’ll catch on.” I think that praising the child is extremely important, but praising the parent is important as well. It is just as much work and frustration for you, as it is for the child! congrats.


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