Yes, it’s about that time! So after much thought it was decided (mainly by my mother and myself) that Miss N. would start potty training over the Christmas holiday. It was the perfect opportunity, largely due to location and time of year… Summer at the beach. This means no wooden floors, most of the day spent outside, warm weather and little clothes being worn). I had the feeling she was almost ready, but figured I would try it anyway. So we took two potties with us to the beach. One simple one and one all colourful, with a lid and button to “flush” the toilet. Also, quite a few panties and lots of hope! Now the first couple of days were really quite successful. She made a couple of drops pee in the potty once, then a big pee pee and then there were even a couple of lovely number twos. Then mysteriously it all went South. Suddenly after her “number two” she looked at it rather shocked and uncomfortable. Somehow surprised to see that that came out of her. She stopped doing anything on the potty only to stand with her legs open pee and then say “xixi”. I figured the beginning was all too good to be true and that things would soon start progressing again. Unfortunately she then started to refuse to sit on the potty at all. I then started thinking: every time she’s done poo poo in her diapers, we lay her down to change her so she’s looking up at the ceiling or my face… She doesn’t really see what came out! Of course it’s weird for her to look at it right there in front of her! Anyway, I gave up on the attempt all together and figured we re-start after we got back to Sao Paulo.
Since then we’ve started and stopped another 2 times! I think the main issue is I’m soo tired and it takes soo much patience! Then at school she’s doing it half the time in the toilet, the other in her pants… and we are once more battling on here at home. Today there was one pee pee in the toilet… we partied hard!! :)
And on monday, when I go back to work, I have two kids I look after who are also being potty trained, plus all the others who every now and then let something leak out! Between them and my daughter I’ve been dealing with bowel movements quite a LOT!!
Mlle. N proudly showing her 3 drops of pee!
Some random moments of calm where I can get my sanity back for a little while!