It’s Potty Training Week here at the Jallie Shack!
So I wouldn’t advise reading this while eating…
We stuck them in pants on Saturday morning. Ellie was totally accepting, but Jake wasn’t having it. They had a reward chart each & every time they asked to use the potty they got a star sticker, then a reward of Maltesers or Smarties after 7 times. All the while we were pumping them full of as much diluted apple juice as they could take!
They were doing well in their scary new nappiless world, & Jake had become more enthusiastic about wearing pants, but there were the inevitable accidents. Which was when we realised we didn’t have enough pants, nor even tissues & paper towels. So the Mummy made an emergency dash to the shops while I manned the fort. She returned bearing gifts! They were doing so well they got them straight away: a shopping basket with toy groceries for Ellie & a mix & match Tumble family thing for Jake. They were pleased.
We were thinking we’d keep them at home after the weekend instead of going to playgroup but they were doing so well we felt completely confident sending them in their pants! By Monday Ellie was there! She was aware of when she needed to go, pulling down trousers & pants to both pee & poo, cleaning herself, then pulling her pants & trouser back up all by herself! Also Karen at playgroup is really experienced & has helped loads of kids toilet-train.
Jake has seemed a bit scared of pooing on the potty but now is fine. They’ve even been dry overnight the last couple of nights.
It must mean a lot to them: this morning they grabbed a couple of colouring pens (actually my highlighters!), asked for some paper then drew this:
I loved it as they were drawing together, swapping pens & chatting away.
Can you guess what it is? They told us:
They then showed it to Karen when I took them in. Who then fell about laughing.
It’s not every day that anyone gives you a picture of their pee. Even on Valentine’s Day.
I think it helped that we left it ’til they were a bit older; also that their friends at playgroup haven’t been in nappies for a while.
I’m really proud of them: they’re like proper little grown-ups! It is a bit sad as well though: it seems as if they’ve shaken off the last vestige of babyhood
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I love you Daddy
I’ve done a poo!
Happy Valentine’s Day
And in case you’re wondering about the bad spelling in the title…