Tuesday, April 7, 2009

That's It, I'm Done. . .

. . .With diapers!


After five years, there are no more diaper children in this house! OG transitioned to big girl underwear yesterday and so far, there has been only one accident (on K's pillow last night, but no major trauma caused!).

Technically I know that I could wait a good long while to do this, but really, OG is very ready and I just needed to be done with it.

We had the potty day yesterday, complete with teaching Dolly how to use the potty, a time to throw away diapers and a celebration at the end of the day with ice cream sundaes and presents to celebrate the big girl! The most challenging thing about all this is the two extra helpers that I have. Sometimes its great, I can ask J or K to read OG a story while she is sitting on the toilet while I deal with some other emergency. Sometimes, it's not so great when they want to play "potty training" or answer the questions for OG. Regardless, its challenging, but its also sweet. They always want to be in the bathroom reading stories with her, encouraging her, even prompting her to hurry. Also, I have learned how much I have chilled since we trained J to use the potty. Before, it was all drama and struggle--this time, it's much more chill and "well, accidents happen." But then again, we are only on day 2!

2 comments:

Marissa said...

You are inspiring me with this post. It does end! I haven't hit Naomi hard with the potty training . . . we're working on hitting the potty at least once a day since our initial success. But we've only got a weeks worth of diapers left and I'm not sure if I should buy more or just go crazy on the training with her and get it over with already. Thoughts?

Sammy said...

You know, stop by my house sometime and pick up a book I have called Potty Training in Just One day. While I Don't subscribe to all of it, it had some very helpful guidelines that make going "cold turkey" much more appealing.
Oh, and I thought of you the other day at the library when I saw a book on crafting and home businesses. . .