Monday, April 6, 2009

Potty Training - Day 2

Isn't the mom supposed to teach the child - or is it the other way around? Believe me, when I am the FIRST to say - I am SO lucky! Some light has gone on in Andie's little head and she goes potty ALL BY HERSELF. When I say, all by herself - I am not wanted, nor even invited to "help out." Yesterday she went the whole afternoon wearing underwear and only had one very small accident, which was my fault. The timer went off and I didn't ask her if she wanted to go.

This morning this is the routine. She walks into the bathroom - doesn't mind that the light is not on. Pulls off her pants and then her "Ariel". Backs up to the toilet, scoots her way on (no stool, potty chair - just the regular toilet you and I use!) Watches as she pees - "washes" (wipes) - jumps off, flushes the toilet, closes the lid, puts her pants back on, climbs on the toilet to "wash her hands" where she turns on and off the water and does the soap ALL BY HERSELF then calls me to get her down so she can dry her hands. (She tells me every 15 minutes or so that she is going to the Poo-potty)

No worries, I am always there to assist in her efforts, but I must say she is very thorough and does great. Today when I asked her is she wanted to go "Kah-kah" (poo) in the potty, she wiggled to the back of the seat - gave me a serious look and then watched as she gave a tiny grunt. "POP!" followed by a splash - Andie jumped, it was so funny, they she looked at me, "Eewh...Kah, kah!" She waved good bye as we flushed it down the toilet.

So far she has been so successful and I have had to do NOTHING! It is great fun - heck - I will potty train again if this is all it takes. Well - I must go - she just came in and said, "Mamma - Andie poo-potty!" and she started taking off her pants.

Way to go Andie - we are so proud of you!!

8 comments:

Kerilee Law said...

Wanna trade? Savannah took forever to train.

The Pratt Family said...

LUCKY! David will just wait ALL day..We go sit on the toilet every 15 min. or so, but after nothing happens David doesn't want to even go into the bathroom anymore. And then comes running to me, tells me he needs a diaper, and then has a HUGE accident while standing in front of the closet where I keep the diapers!

Brooke said...

I am impressed! What a smart little girl you've got, and what a happy mom she will have when you don't have to buy diapers for her anymore :)

Sharron said...

Can Mariah send Garrett to you? he is very UNimpressed with the waste of time going potty takes ;-)

Lauren said...

What a good girl!

Mariah said...

WOW I'm jealous, but happy that you have one that gets it. Enjoy it. ;-D Boys could care less if they ever use the potty, even for candy bribes, or the promise that he can go to pre-school if he goes in the potty every time. Garrett would sit in his own yuck all day if I didn't change him. You sure never know what you're gonna get with these kiddos. Enjoy the reduction of diapers.

Delynn said...

Isn't it great. Mya was the same way. She just started one day and was off from there. Congrats! (it's the great parenting :) I can't wait for you to come in June. We defintely have to play lots!!! or as much as you can fit me in :)

Natalie said...

Wow! That's awesome! So Andie!