|Little C — without pants — minutes after her first real potty-poo|
|“Mommy, you’ll delete this blog when I’m older, right?”|
Her diapers are practically dry during the times she does wear them. She’s really getting the hang of peeing on the potty. It’s all good. But …
Well, the trouble has been that C is *so* eager — or possibly just very eager to get it right — that she wants to go to the potty every six seconds. She’ll cry “Poooooo!” and rush to the bathroom, we’ll put her on the potty seat (that attaches to the regular toilet seat), she’ll remain seated for exactly one second, and then if nothing happens, she’s gone. She runs off to play for about, oh, six seconds, and then she wants to go on again.
She sounds so serious that I buy it. Every. Single. Time. Surely, she can’t be making it up this time! She sounds so genuine! But no, she is. Almost always. I know it’s because she’s getting used to the feelings, or really thinking she has to go (sometimes it’s just, ah, noises). But it also means I’m running her to the bathroom every six seconds — and eating my lunch standing up, at the counter. I just wish she’d give it a minute. Pee can be shy!
(She does have a small stand-alone potty, which is usually in the living room, but she prefers to use the real toilet. Which is good, in theory. Just more work for Mama!)
We didn’t really have this kind of high-maintenance training with D, so it feels a bit overwhelming. I keep second-guessing myself. Is she too young? Should we stop this entirely? Although, really, she started this whole thing, so I don’t think we have a choice. The little lady has spoken!
As I wrote about before, we did a very slow, laid-back approach and it worked like a dream. It fit D’s style — no dramatic changes to weird him out — but it wouldn’t fit C’s style. He’s the fastidious old man who likes things exactly the same way all the time, and she’s the feisty chick who’s always up for naked bowling or balancing punch bowls on her head while running in place — anything insane and loud and fast-paced. Two very different styles for two very different kids.
C, we’re so proud of you. You are such a determined, independent little spirit and we can only shake our head in amazement.