Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some Success

So today we did it. We moved Sweet to panties. She's wearing a sweatshirt and panties today and has to stay on hard surfaces. I talked to her about it last night and this morning before we started with the panties. I told her that if she didn't go on the potty then she was going to get all wet when she went peepee. To which she replied YUK! We had two accidents in the five and a half hours that she was up this morning. This has me feeling much more optimistic. Last time we tried panties she was wet at least ever half hour and never went on the potty. This time she has sat on the potty without protest every time I told her that she needed to and she has gone a few times. She even told me that she had to go at one point. Hopefully we'll keep going in the right direction so that I can start working with Sugar.

Sugar doesn't seem to be too happy about his sister getting so much attention today. He has decided that he doesn't want to use the potty at all because of it. I know he'll come back around. He just doesn't like when someone else is being doted over.

In the mean time I'm trying to give him as much attention as possible and his imagination is still running wild. For the last couple of weeks he's been pretending to be animals, mostly a cat. He also turns into a frog and a dinosaur. I think I discovered the reason for the reimergence of waking up crying. Yesterday we were playing under a blanket and we ended up having a discussion about a big mean dinosaur that bites his foot. We worked it out that we could feed the dinosaur something else and give him a hug to make him happy and nice. Since then we've had no crying.

Bam is not so sure why most of the toys have moved (to hard surface areas), but he does enjoy that fact that the potties are out in the middle of the house, instead of in the bathroom. They are nice to sit on afterall.

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

Good luck with potty training!! We're trying to potty train Olivia and sometimes she wants to go and sometimes not!! If she tells me she wants underwear then she'll do fine and if she says diaper you can hang it up!! I think she's just stubborn!! LOL!