Saturday, July 25, 2009

Potty Training Nightmare

It's been a long time since I potty trained a kid. Lexi was easy, Jake was not so easy. And after the past 24 hours, I've decided Lizzy will not be easy either.

She wants to be a big girl so bad, but she's just not quite there. She prefers pull-ups to diapers most days, and this weekend Auntie Mary bought her panties....a package of seven...Dora the Explorer. Seven pairs...that should last a whole weeek...or at least more than 24 hours. Not the case. First, Lizzy had to try on every single pair. It was quite the style show in the living room. Then she got a little goofy, and became "Panty Head". She is definitely Jake's sister!

After the style show, Lizzy insisted on wearing panties. Fine. That's a good way to learn, right? We had the talk about listening to your body, blah, blah, blah. She went through four pairs last night before we finally convinced her to put a pull-up on. First thing she did this morning was take her pull-up off, and put on panties. She had three clean pairs left...they lasted until about 6:00 this evening, then it was back to diapers. Needless, to say, I have a lot of laundry that needs to be done NOW..because first thing tomorrow morning, she will be looking for those Dora panties.

I know it can be a slow process, and maybe letting her wear the panties will make the training easier. I'd love to have her potty trained before baby number four arrives....but.... for now, I think I'll stick with just making sure she gets the panties on the right body part!

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