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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Potty Training 101

Diapers, Diapers, Everywhere! Stacks of clean diapers, trashbags of dirty diapers, and always two little bottoms covered with diapers. Well, most always. Leyland has taken to removing her pants and diaper during naptime, or when she doesn't want to go to sleep at night. Sometimes we find her nude from the waist down. If we find her in this state in a timely fashion, and can get her to the bathroom, usually she will cooperate and tinkle in the toilet instead of her bed. This is a good thing. She got an Elmo potty chair for her birthday, but the only thing she was interested in doing on it was "reading". She would ask for a book, and sit there for a while and "read". Once she communicated to me that she wanted some tissue paper. I gave her a little bit, and sure enough, she went through the motions of using it, dropped it into the potty, then two seconds later picked it back up and blew her nose in it. (No, she had not tinkled in the potty, so it was still dry!) Later she decided that she wanted to sit on the big potty, so we got her one of those little adapter seats with princesses on it, and now when she gets on there she doesn't want to get off. We've had some success, but still a very long way to go. The other day, Whitney called me out of my office to come take a look at what she found. She had left Leyland sitting on her little adapter seat, feet propped on the Elmo-potty-chair-turned-step-stool for just a minute, and when she returned, this is what she found:

What A Ham!!

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