The time finally came. For some reason, I have dreaded trying to potty-train Faith for the longest time. She’s been interested in it for a while, and we’ve had spurts come where we’ve tried to teach her, but we’ve temporarily put it on hold because she didn’t seem ready. So we decided to try. Again.
I think the sheer fact of trying to potty-train a 2 year old with a 10 month old tagging along (yes, I know lots of parents have done it, but I haven’t!) was enough to deter me. Finally, the need to save some $$ on diapers despite my superb couponing skills pushed me to try again.
We set a date, bought lots of stickers, treats, big-girl panties & pull-ups, and we were set.
The day came, and yes, it was my day home alone with both girls. Thankfully, I have a
usually compassionate husband who spent the morning at home to help out. We had a “throwing-out-the-diapers” party for Faith, and she picked out her new big girl panties.
Dora. Can’t potty-train without her.
I spent the next several hours a nervous wreck, just waiting for accidents. We camped out in the girls’ room, which has an adjoining bathroom so we could make a quick visit. I tried to keep the girls contained & entertained as much as possible.
I am happy to report after a few weeks, Faith is still in her big girl panties, and I haven’t thrown in the towel (or lost my mind!) yet. She still wears a pull-up at night, so for any of you veteran potty-trainers out there who may have some ideas on the night-time thing, I’m all ears!