Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Potty Project

Who am I kidding? It’s no project. It’s a complete pain in the butt. We’ve been trying for months to get the daughter to pee in the potty. Some days she does it, and then just as suddenly she goes on this stubborn streak and although I know she has to go because she hasn’t gone since last night, she just won’t do it.

Today I decided I would not put a diaper on her. It would be panties or nothing. For the record, she has opted for nothing. Just to spite me I’m sure. Like whatever I want her to do, she will do the opposite. So we sat on the potty most of the morning, and she refused to go. She would sit, she would get up and play, she would want water, she would pull toilet paper off the toilet paper roll, but no matter what she would not pee.

I left her for awhile. Came back and she’s standing on top of the potty, lid closed, but guess what…she peed everywhere. All over the floor, all over the top of the potty, but not at all in the potty. And it was a lot of pee. See…I knew she had to go. And she was close, but not exactly what I had in mind.

Still won’t put a diaper on her. I am determined, one way or another she will be potty trained before she turns 10.

I know I shouldn’t worry. I know it will come. I’ve been told numerous times not to worry, she will do it when she’s ready, but for all those people who say not to rush her, there are twice as many looking at me with a critical eye that says, “she’s three and not potty trained yet? What is wrong with you?” Or worse, “Is there something wrong with your child?

Well, let’s see what the rest of the day brings.

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