Saturday, May 29, 2010
Going on Strong for One Week.
I really haven't tried potty training with Hadley. She would ask to go here and there over the last few months and I'd let her if she asked, but I didn't try. I wanted to wait until school was out. And I was secretly hoping she'd train herself like Ellie did. I was pretty much dreading it. Last Friday she told me she wanted to go potty so I took her diaper off and sure enough she did it. I am proud to say, we've been going strong ever since with only ONE accident when the diaper is off. I let her run around the house naked all day, and just put a pull-up on for bed and when we go out. I must admit that although I never ask her, "do you need to go potty," she just tells me....there is a little bribery going on. Every time she goes I give her a treat. As soon as she goes she is screaming, "CANDY...I get CANDY." And she doesn't stop until a sucker or sweet tart is in her possession. So she may have had a box of conversation hearts, two lollipops, and a thing of sweet tarts by 10am the other morning. Heck, the way I see it....if we get a cavity from this past week- it was so worth it to not have to fight a child to potty. So Hallelujah...I think I see a diaper free future on the horizon. And she kind of did it on her own......with just a little help from the candy jar. I am so proud of my BIG GIRL.