05 September, 2009


The third time's a charm. Right? RIGHT? Please tell us it's true!

This morning we began Potty Training Attempt #3. If you've been following the blog for a while you know that the Little Goat was actually potty trained already in Spring, but then we moved back to Manitoba and eight days in a U-Haul didn't do much for any of us, but particularly the LG. By the time we got here she was no longer potty trained.

My Mom made a valiant second effort a few weeks after the Squawk Box was born but to no avail. It was AWFUL. We gave up after just a couple of days.

This time we have to get it right. It's Saturday and we gave up going to Airport City for some shopping to muddle through this drudgery. I'm not even sure the LG's being potty trained is going to be a whole lot of convenience for us but we must soldier on, no?

We had success right off the bat this morning but it soon dissolved into a pool of tantrum-endowed tears, weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then we had breakfast. We've already gone through three pairs of training pants in three hours and maybe we should've just let her run around naked in the yard all day. I don't know.

Anyway, think of us today when you're changing a diaper or taking your talented child to the bathroom. We'll be here, exhausted and hopefully not too exasperated, and maybe, just maybe, at the end of it all, potty trained.


EG said...

I do not know why my mind went here, but when I saw "Thrice" and "Third time's the charm" I thought you were PREGNANT! Good Lord!

Beth said...

We're not having any luck over here either, if it makes you feel any better.

Jess said...

Thinking of you! Here's hoping it works!

Anonymous said...

I thought you were pregnant, too. :)

I'm sorry things aren't going well. I have yet to really put Anja on any sort of schedule. I'm waiting until she shows more signs that she's ready (dry through the night and through naps). Every once in a while when we ask her if she wants to sit on the potty she surprises us and says yes and goes pee. But not often. She usually says, "Nope" and wanders off.

Beck said...

My secret was to always buy a pair of Favorite Cartoon Character Underpants and then to talk a lot about how RUDE it would be to pee on Dora. Or whoever.

It always seemed to speed things along. But yes, toilet training seems ENDLESS and then all at once, they're trained.