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Potty Training Hits the 1-Year Mark!

“Ooops—those princesses are wet again!  Oh well…”

Yes, congratulations are in order for Sue, who, after one year of potty training still does not elect to use the potty.  It does not matter that we remodeled her bathroom with stylish travertine tile and purchased white “spa” towels with her own pink monogram.  It does not matter that everyone else in her preschool was potty trained mid-year.  It does not matter that she cannot move up in her Sunday school class until she potty trains.

(She prefers the baby class because she believes she is actually one of the teachers.  And at this point, the teachers like having her around since she is so tall she can actually pick up some of the wobbly, sobbing one-year-olds and calm them down.)

After hearing how tough it is to potty train boys (and managing to get that done for both by 2 ½ thanks to aiming at bushes and puffy floating cereal pieces), I was sure potty training Sue was going to be a cinch!  Boy was I wrong.

Below is a list of all the things friends and family have suggested, I have tried, but have failed.  Please pass along your own ideas!

  • Allow child to purchase own pink, “princessy” panties.
  • Buy decorative Princess Potty Seat.
  • Buy Potty Seat that sings a song.
  • Buy soft Potty Seat insert.
  • Remodel 1990s era bathroom attached to her room.
  • Have a Potty Party.
  • Watch encouraging “potty videos” like “Bobby” and read potty-training books like Everyone Poops.
  • Use incentives like candy, special trips to fun spots (like Chuck E. Cheese) and treasure boxes with prizes.
  • Have older friends show her how they potty and be encouraging.
  • Make a chart with stickers showing successes.

I have come to accept the cold, hard fact that she simply does not care.  Preschool starts in exactly eight weeks and to be eligible for the three-year-old class, one has to be potty-trained…hmmmmm…

Posted on 17 May '08 by , under Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

2 Comments to “Potty Training Hits the 1-Year Mark!”

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Beth – Wow, so handsome Lailah! You’re going to have a line of girls ouisdte your house pretty soon! Erin is going to be first in line. =) It was so cute how sweet he was with her when you guys visited!

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