Monday, June 23, 2008

Potty Talk

Note--this post probably should not have an accompanying photo, but I suppose this one's okay...
Looks like Dr. Lewanda may have been on to something when she suggested that we start getting Samantha interested in potty training. And I have to give credit to my mother, as well, who gave Sammi a cute, illustrated book about a baby learning to use the potty. It's written for kids, from the kid's perspective, and Samantha makes me read it over and over again to her.
On Friday night, just before I put a naked Samantha into the tub, I realized that the water was too hot. I set her on my lap and began to run cold water in the bath. On a whim, I set her down on her potty, and sure enough, she went! Not just a trickle, either--a nice sized puddle in the little catch cup! I must say, however, I was a little disappointed that she wasn't sharing my glee and excitement. She looked completely nonplussed. *sigh*
Lastnight, again on a whim, I put the potty in her room and set her on it before I put her jammies on, and asked her, "Do you want to go pee pee in your potty?" And again(!!!) she piddled out a nice stream! No reaction whatsoever on her part, but Steve and I were jumping up and down. This morning, I tried it again, but she just sat there and signed "book", and did nothing else. Yep, she knows what the potty is for!










3 comments:

Momma M said...

Yay on the potty training. Our 2.5 year old isn't even into the potty yet. Hopefully someday, right??

The Balsis Family said...

That is awesome! My sister said the same thing about when Payton peed ... she said Payton was looking at her like "what is the big deal" as my sister was all excited. LOL Good luck!

jotcr2 said...

We have started too. Ours is 2.5. Just giving her the idea of it for now.