I know I've told you before way back in the day that I was potty training my daughter. Well, I put her in cloth training pants, which turned out to be no more absorbent than regular underwear, and she made several messes on the carpet, so I got the bright idea to add the plastic covers. She treated those the same as she did pull-ups, except that they sometimes leaked. So we went back to pull-ups. With a single candy PEZ whenever she made it to the potty.
Then this past week I decided to get serious. So we went shopping for underwear. She picked out Princesses and Hello Kitty.
a few accidents, but making it to the potty more often.
Then one day after a bath for a potty accident she ran off in her towel and refused to get dressed. I figured she would get cold and want clothes pretty quickly so I just let her go. Something amazing happened. She came running up not too long after and started asking for underwear. Very insistently. I had a suspicion so instead I took her to the potty and she went. Hmmm. There might be something to this whole naked potty training method everyone is always talking about. Sure enough the next day I kept her in a dress, but no pants. She made it to the potty every time!! It was a miracle. She was fully potty trained just like that. Thank goodness. I even looked a little forlornly at the trash bag of diapers, thinking we might have to downsize our bathroom trashcan. My little ones are so grown up. This is the first time in 5 years I won't have to deal with diapers/pull-ups!
The next day we went to underwear. Again no accidents. Until right before bedtime. I figured she was just tired.
Then two days ago.
SEVEN potty accidents.
On the carpet.
In one day.
Yes, I was counting.
While I was trying to cook meals and clean the kitchen and keep up with the dishes with a broken disposal.
I decided to go back to naked after the second.
And several more yesterday.
Now, I should also mention that when I potty trained my son, I threw away the diapers and put him in underwear. I cleaned up potty accidents on the carpet until he was finally potty trained. It only took a year and a half. That's right a year and a half of cleaning pee out of the carpet. During this time I was also introduced to the most disgusting substance ever.
It was a horrid experience.
I'm not doing that again.
So I have decided that neither of us are ready for potty training. It is back to the pull-ups for now. I will continue to attempt to get her to use the potty but I will not continue to clean messes out of the carpet.
This is necessary for my sanity.
I guess if she does then she becomes her husband's problem! ;)