Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Princess & the Potty

Steven's taking on the dubious task of potty-training Emmy. My very intelligent and successful SIL has managed to use the book Potty Train in Less Than a Day. I used the same book when training Bradley and 4 months later, he was trained -mostly. Let's just say I didn't follow the book's outline and I didn't do every step they told me to.
I've been using the excuse 'we're moving soon, so I don't want her to regress with change'. And I've been saying it for months. Even if we did move this week, my energy level is starting to diminish with the pregnancy. That girl is SO needing to be trained. But she's such a stubborn little diva that I've been hesitant (note the game board I found online is very appropriate for this child). Steven, being my adorable stay-at-home daddy, was willing to re-read the book and -- get this -- take detailed notes.
Today's the day. He's prepped with all of his needs and Bradley and I are leaving for the day to go to a birthday party and to run various errands so there are no distractions. Wish Steven luck. Oh, how I love that man.


Natalie* said...

oh my goodness - wish him luck for me! not something I'm looking forward to..although that "get the princess to the potty" chart is great!

Lori said...

Good luck and way to go Steven! I just got Ethan potty trained and it is heaven!

Anonymous said...

You are a lucky woman Mindy!

Melissa said...

Good luck! The game looks cute. Hailey has started to show interest in the potty and I'm already a little nervous... Doesn't look like fun at all!!!

Debbie Hom said... was my experience that no one went on their mission or were married prior to being potty trained. Keep that all in perspective. Ask Steven...Rusty was definitely the easiest for me to train!

Audra said...

Ok, so it's been a few days. We need a report on how it went! Did Steven conquer?

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