Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Adventures in Potty Training

Two thoughts:

  1. Whoever gave toddlers the ability to take their own clothes off should be maimed.
  2. Also, as disgusting as it may be I'd rather enter the room at the end of so-called "quiet time" to be greeted with a naked toddler who has dropped a poop log on the crib sheet than one who has peed.  The cleanup is ever so much easier.
Apart from the above issues she's progressing pretty well with learning to listen to the signals her body is giving her.  That's not to say that she doesn't end up with a little bit of pee in her panties before she realizes what's going on, and knocking on wood til my knuckles bleed here, but we've not had a fullout flood in a while.

What else?  Preschool drop off has really transitioned nicely since we started her 3 days a week instead of two at the beginning of January.  She's not racing away from me to get in the room but she is now able to give me a hug and a kiss and say "bye mommy" before she starts into whatever activity is underway at our arrival.  Such a nice reprieve from the screams she had been emitting before Christmas.  Could be an increase in maturity, could be the extra time, who knows, I'm just glad!!!

Spent from 10:30am to after 3pm at a playdate on Monday with some new neighborhood friends, all of whom attend the same preschool as LO and have been / are in the same class.  The most awesome part? One of them lives just a block up from us so they are in easy walking distance and I felt like the mom and I really clicked.  Her daughter is an IVF baby too - she said something that made me wonder so I put out the feelers and sure enough.  You just never know where the connections are going to be.

Anyway, it's later than I should be up but wanted to check in. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh I so envy your progress in potty training... And I very much agree with both no. 1 and no. 2.
    The easier drop off could also be explained by her growing up and knowing you do come back for her, besides the reasons you mentioned. Anyway, I am happy to hear things are going from good to better. :-)
    So, it souds like your life is getting easier. Be afraid, be very afraid. :-)