Friday, September 11, 2009

A potty update...

We're potty training Bubs...remember? Our original plan of keeping Bubs in underwear while she's at home went out the window. Turns out, we're rarely at home. And she has to remain in a diaper at daycare until she's fully trained. With consistency being key, we've decided to keep her diapered at home too so she A) doesn't get confused, and B) doesn't develop the capability of distinguishing the difference between a diaper and underwear.
I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't give you all an update until 3 potty successes occurred. This has happened, so here's your update;

1) Last week while giving Scarlett a bath, she tells us she has to go. We put her on the potty and she peed. Joe and I danced around like crazy making complete and total fools of ourselves for her benefit and she got to eat 3 M&M's as a reward despite the fact that she was already back in the tub.

2) A few nights ago, Scarlett told us she had to go poopies. We were expecting to take off her diaper and see that she had already gone (which is quite often the case). But she hadn't already gone. We sat her on the potty and she went. It wasn't a full out poop, but when she got up there was poop in there and that counts in our book. Dancing and M&M's followed. She was incredibly proud of herself.

3) Yesterday, Scarlett peed in the potty at school - which is huge. (And she was the first kid in her class to do so.) It conveniently happened right as Joe had gotten to daycare to pick her up. Her class came out of the bathroom and Scarlett was smiling from ear to ear. Joe said she screamed down the hall "Daddy, I went pee pee in the POTTY!" She then proceeded to tell every teacher/director/parent she met on the way to the car that she did pee pee in the potty. And, quite appropriately, they all gave her high fives. (I love this daycare!) Joe bought her an entire donut as a reward.

So there they are. We're hoping that this last success at school will help quite a bit. There are about 20 teachers there ready to congratulate her every time it happens, which Scarlett thrives on. She is definitely getting a kick out of her little support system. I know we still have a long ways to go, but it seems like something may have clicked with her recently.


Pokolodi said...

You may have a long way to go, as you say, but no one can deny that these are HUGE steps in the right direction! YAY, Scarlett! I think we may need to call her to tell her how proud we are of her too! Fantastic!