Thursday, November 12, 2015

Potty Training is Fun - Part 2

Marlee hates the potty.
She really, really does not like it.
Its pink! Its Minnie Mouse! It has a cushion for gosh sake!
What is there not to love?

No successful pees in the potty yesterday and today is not looking very promising considering Marlee screams bloody murder when I take her in the bathroom. I even give a treat (Starbursts - the healthiest of breakfast food) when she attempts to go. She does not care. The potty is the enemy.

I am still full speed ahead though! Today is the day! I really feel that if she can just see what its like to pee in the potty, then she would realize that it is not that big of a deal. Its just pee, in a potty. I have the mattress pad out (one of the most brilliant ideas I have seen btw - thanks John!) and I am pumping her full of fluids. She was excited to put on the panties this AM so we are ready to go.

Now we wait.
And check.
And wait.
And check.

Update: Marlee peed all over the house today. Not quite sure what I am doing wrong but I am going to have to reevaluate this plan. She peed on the couch, on the chair, and on her potty. Yes, I said on the potty. After sitting on the potty for an extended period of time, she wanted to be done so we decided to brush her teeth. The potty seconds as a stool so after about two minutes she began to cry because she peed all over the place. Straight to the bath for Marlee Jo. 

Unfortunately, I work all weekend so I am afraid that this week is not the week for potty training. Hubby does not do very well with pee and poop so I do not think he is going to be able to finish what I started. 

Maybe she is just not ready yet?

Halloween Costumes

I never had a chance to do a Halloween post so I just wanted to put some pictures up of our Halloween adventures. Marlee loved getting all the candy and Nicky loved being outside in the stroller. Win-win situation for all of us!
Isaac was a huge help too with taking Marlee up to the houses.

Marlee hated that hat and Nicky hated the monkey feet but gosh they were adorable. 

Potty Training is Fun

If you cannot sense the sarcasm in the title, I will further elaborate the fun of potty training. 

I am a bit of a Pinterest addict. I have scaled back significantly but generally enjoy my daily Pinterest scroll so what better resource to use for potty training Marlee than the one and only Pinterest. 

I read the articles, probably all of them and their jazzy titles.

Potty Training Made Easy!
Potty Training is Fun!
Potty Training in Three Days!
Potty Training Blah Blah Blah!

Lies. They are all lies. There is nothing fun about potty training. Or easy. Do not lie to yourself. This is a full time commitment and job. Especially if you have a very stubborn and strong willed child. AKA Marlee Josephine. 

I was going to wait until Marlee was fully potty trained to finish this post as to show our growth and improvement but I am on day one and on my third load of pee laundry so have quite a bit to say. 

Most of the methods of potty training involve letting your child just go. By go, I mean pee all over the house. Fun and easy are not two adjectives I would use for this method. Its is constant surveillance. My daughter is a pee bandit and I am the mom security guard. I am losing the battle against the inmates. So far today we have had three pee accidents and one poop accident. A big fat zero on successful tries. 

Needless to say, I should have purchased more big girl undies and more sanitizer wipes. 

Ok back to guard duty. Nicky is up and I do not want to find him playing in poop.