Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Potty Training the Littlest
Potty training is not for cowards.
If that is indeed true, I am a brave mama for training 9 kids thus far.
Of course, it is the children who have done the really hard work.
And it IS hard work. Yes, some kids just get it all at once and have the whole thing down in a day or two. I have a friend who told me her eldest had one accident total. One.
We have had a couple of potty prodigies, as we call them (though they weren't as amazing as our friend's daughter) but most of our kids have taken awhile to master all the complex issues surrounding using the potty.
There is the actual peeing and pooping. There is getting the underwear off and on. There is dumping the small potty into the big potty. There is washing the hands.
There is recognizing the need to use the bathroom in the middle of an interesting video or game time.
So having said all that, Rose is doing very well. She's consistently able to use the potty and while she has accidents, we're proud of her progress.
AND, she is the last kid. When she is done, we will be done with diapers! For real! Wow. Amazing. 17+ years of having kids in diapers and yes, we will be done done done!