A Mishap

June 16th, 2010

I was so jazzed by Miss Mouse’s enthusiasm for her new potty last night that I figured she’d probably like to sit on it at a time when she might actually have to pee. Like, first thing in the morning. And, in my defense, I was only half wrong. Miss Mouse did have to pee this morning. She just didn’t want to go near the potty…

…and chose instead to stand in a corner of the bathroom and pee on the floor.


I’m not sure exactly what went wrong. When she woke up, I sprightly inquired if she might like to sit on the potty and she readily agreed. Off came the diaper, and into the bathroom we marched. I gestured expressively to the potty with a big encouraging smile. She frowned at it and backed away. I reassured. She refused. And then peed on the floor.

What’s that about? Potty nightmares?

Once diapered again, she was happy enough to camp out on the potty while I combed my hair and brushed my teeth. I’ll try again in the buff tonight. My plan is to get her naked, settle her on the potty, then start her bath. As we’ve learned, that often brings results, whether we want them or not!

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