It has been a struggle potty training my toddler.
For a long time it was one step forward and 802 steps back.
But I think (knocking on wood) that she is almost at the end of this journey.
1.) “Minnie Mouse wants you to go potty.”
2.) “It makes Dora sad when you pee in your pants.”
3.) “After you go potty you can have gum, candy, chocolate chips, whatever has sugar in it.”
4.) “Have some of my coffee while you are on the pot” (luckily I only drink decaf. I would hate to see this kid wired on caffeine).
5.) “Here, have the iPad to watch D-D-Diego or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” (Another reason why YouTube is awesome).
6.) “It makes me sad when you don’t use the toilet.”
7.) “You make me so happy. I’m so proud of you.” (Of course she repeats this back to me whenever I do something she likes).
8.) “I’ll buy you *insert item she wants from the store we are at.*”
9.) “Look, your baby doll can use the potty” or “show your baby how to be a big girl.”
Some days these tricks worked, some days she plugged her ears and went about her day.
But at least I tried.
And now it’s time for me to move on from the big pink diaper bag I’ve been carrying for the last almost 3 years to a real purse. Perhaps one of these Piazza handbags to start with? Because really, a girl can never have too many pretty bags.
A girl can also never have too many martinis which is why we have a Peeps Martini recipe posted over at One Martini. Just in time for Easter.