June 15th, 2010
Picture this: it’s 7:15pm, already 15 minutes past your daughter’s bedtime. You’re trying in vain to coax her into her bath, but she’s having none of it. Every time you pick her up and head for the bathtub, you are met with violent thrashing and a repeating wail of — “Noooo! Potty! Potty!”
We just introduced Miss Mouse to the potty tonight and I think it’s safe to say that she’s a big fan. Granted, she hasn’t actually gone to the bathroom while seated on the little plastic potty chair, but she is extremely excited to be able to sit on it.
For the past few weeks, Miss Mouse has been showing a growing interest in potty-related activities. She follows me in most times to supervise my activities (announcing “peeeeee!” with enthusiasm at appropriate moments), and has gotten pretty good at telling us when she’s got a dirty diaper. So we figured, heck, why not go ahead and buy a potty?
We’re planning a no pressure approach at this point. Let her get used to it, sit on it when she wants, and we’ll just see what happens.
I just didn’t foresee that it would be so difficult to get her back off of it!!