Monday, June 7, 2010

Let the Potty Begin!

It's official. Li'l Empress has begun a new stage. We are potty training.

The big sibs are getting a kick out of my methodology, forgetting that it worked really well for them and that they all had lots of fun with it.  And the big brothers are slightly uncomfortable with, ummmm, the quick (and sometimes not so quick) peeks at little buuuunnnnns we all keep spying. Let's just say that they wished the t-shirt was a LOT longer :)

So far, she's on quite the chocolate high, having figured out really quickly that an M&M treat for just sitting and trying is REALLY! REALLY! FUN! And the bonus M&M's for actual successes are EVEN! MORE! EXCITING! because they are accompanied with cheers and hugs and a lap around the house to share the news with the brothers!

After a day or two of practicing and trying consistently, I'll drop it back to treating her with M&M's just for actual successes. But you can bet I'll still be rewarding myself for all the clean-up. Mmmmmmmm . . . .

And for being held captive to the three main rooms of my downstairs.  :)

1 comment:

Aus said...

Morning GM - wow - she's getting to be a big girl! Tell her we're proud of her!

And since blogger was behaving badly and refusing comments yesterday - following up on 'tools of the trade' - good stuff there, in particular with adopted kids that already know abandonment better than most - time in's are the ticket! As for the rest - you sure we aren't related? Your mom and mine could be sisters.....maybe? As for the rest - it's only a stage - OK? ;)

hugs - aus and co.