Start off the day trying to convince the toddler she wants to wear a pull-up. Not easy. Finally the dad has a GREAT idea about just letting her run around with anything on. Not even 5 minutes after he leaves for work, the toddler reports that she has peed in her sisters floor. Nice. Score one for the toddler.
Put on a diaper, go to Target. Come home and she wants some marshmallows that I bought. I tell her, they are treats for big girls who use the potty. Excitement! She goes and produces one tiny poop ball. YAY!! It's something. She does this about 5 or 6 times, insisting that we empty out the potty chair EVERY time. She gets distracted. Give me 2 points.
Piper takes a nap, we make Piper's first food. Pears, if you were curious. Decides she wants another treat. We go to the potty. She proceeds to pull down her pull up. Warning to those who are about to start this journey. Check the pull up first. It was not pretty. The funny thing...she tries to convince me it deserves a treat. Wipe away all of mom's points give them to toddler plus one. Score is now toddler 4, Mom 0.
Fast forward to me being on the phone with my aunt telling her about our day. Alli decides again to try to use the potty. YAY!! All on her own! She actually tinkles! WooHoo! Bad part is, she pulled out the dump thingy and tried to empty it into Lilly's (our kitten's) water bowl. NOT sure what she was thinking, but I'm pretty sure she understands we don't do that.
All the while a teething Piper is fussing and thinking she needs mom to jump at every squall.
So the end of Potty Training Day 1--the Toddler is winning and the mom is wishing she could pay somebody to do it for her.
Planning. More planning. And list making.
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