Sunday, July 24, 2011


This was the weekend.  The weekend I knew needed to happen, but I was procrastinating (I am good at that!)  Kate has shown numerous signs of being ready to potty train since she turned 2 but we kept putting it off.  For whatever reason, Saturday morning I decided I was ready.  We started out with a couple of accidents but by lunch time she was getting the hang of it.  I forgot how potty training is a full time job at the beginning.  I spent way more time in the kids' bathroom these last two days than I have in the whole 5 years we have lived here.  Bad part of that is I have decided we have to redo that bathroom.  Those walls are hideous color, not sure what we were thinking.  So while I sat in there with Kate, I started putting together my redecorating ideas!

The potty train has went really really well.  Worst part was Saturday I ran out of the candy I was giving her and had to start giving hershey kisses.  She had a dozen hershey kisses in one day!  I had to get to the store Sunday because I was afraid she would gain 10 lbs if we kept up with the hershey kisses.  Her potty training has been kinda a family affair.  The boys have been so helpful with taking her potty for me especially if I was busy feeding Peyton.  At one point tonight I walked past the bathroom to see Hayden and Jack both in there talking to her while she went. 

So there is no turning back now.  We have committed to potty training and she is excited.   The last two nights she has screamed when I went to put a diaper on her and says she wants panties.  This is a good sign.  And no matter how much I dread the road trips or the mad dashes in Walmart to the bathroom I am excited.  Excited to only be buying diapers for one child.  Excited that Kate decided she was ready before the age of 4 unlike the boys.  (ok so they weren't 4 but it sure seemed like it!)

1 comment:

  1. I love that you were planning redecorating ideas while hanging out in the bathroom. :)