[Mommy's Thoughts]Received 02/25/2008 03:52

Choo! Choo! All Aboard the Potty Train!

Finally! The Potty Train has made a stop at our house. It wasn't without kicking, screaming, and crying! But it stopped...

A little potty background for those that don't know: Miss Hannah is not so "fond" of the potty. We bought her first potty chair for her second birthday and have been trying to get her to use it off and on since. She has gone #2 twice, but not much more. She is almost 3 1/2 and I have nightmares of packing her diapers in her Kindergarten backpack.

She sooo wants to go to big school, but if that means she has to use the potty she says, "I want to go to Auntie Chris' house!"

She has the control part down. She can hold it ALL day! It's crazy... She just won't go potty. We have tried candy, sticker chart, sitting on the potty every 30 minutes, etc.... Nothing!

Well, tonight after we got home from Babies R Us (had to get another carseat as Andrew is almost too big for his and Hannah hasn't outgrown hers like we thought by now) she said, "I need to potty!"

So I said,"OK! Let's go sit on the potty!"

H: "NO! I don't want to! I'm scared!"

Me: "No, let's go!" So I pick her up kicking and screaming the entire way. I sat her on the potty and held her down and she went! Of course, she was STILL crying and continued to potty and cry for about 10 min, but she WENT!

And not just a little bit: It was BUCKETS! I can't imagine how she can hold it all day like that. She must have one HUGE bladder!

So we continued to be upset for a bit more, put a sticker on her chart, and I gave her a new DORA book that I was saving for a special occasion.

By the time Auntie Chris and the gang got here, Hannah was SOOOO excited! She ran and told Noah and he was happy for her. He even said she could use his potty tomorrow.... Now keeping our fingers crossed that she will, but some potty is better that NO potty.

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angie kennedypearlsmommy [at] yahoo [dot] com
2008/2/25 23:21


granny bernadette2 [at] valornet [dot] com
2008/2/25 19:03

wo hoo hannah.<br />
love,<br />