Thursday, April 23, 2009

Potty trained

I would just like to report that Avrah is now potty trained. It seems like it took forever and happened all at once both at the same time. I know that I started putting her on the potty and working with her on it when I was pregnant with the twins, I had high hopes that I could have her trained before they were born, but then I ran out of energy and she just really wasn't into it, so I put it on hold until the babies were born, then started again after school started I noticed that she always would poop in the afternoon when I put her down for her nap and then I would have to go change her and put her down for her nap so when we would get home from school I would put her on the potty and wait this worked about 90% of the time. I think a couple of weeks ago I just decided I had enough and she was old enough. So I started just taking her every 45 min and just sitting her on the potty and if she went well she got a Hershey kiss (this is a big deal because they don't get candy very often) I put her in plastic training pants and the first two days we had quiet a few accidents, but she got the hang of it and by Sunday (Easter) she was wearing big girl panties. Since then she has had one accident at school and twice here at home she has made it to the potty but hasn't sat down in time. She now wears panties to sleep at nap time and is working on staying dry over night, she is on night 3 after 5 straight then she gets to try wearing panties to bed. Now I've trained two boys and I just have to say girls are easier, although some things with boys are easier, like if you are driving somewhere and they HAVE to go then you can just pull over and go, also they can pee outside and don't have to stop playing and come in.
I am so proud of her.

On a side note, I am really looking forward to summer and also dreading it too. Why must I be so conflicted all the time? I am so glad that Soccer season is almost over 3 more games, I am glad that Jeremy's classes are done in two weeks and Scouts will go on break over summer too, the things about summer I don't look forward to is having all the kids home ALL day and being bored and hot and looking for things to do. We are thinking about putting Josiah in Karate, because he is asking to do it, and also because he really does have a natural athleticism that he sure didn't get from me. We thought he would be really good at soccer but he just doesn't have the heart for it, just not aggressive enough, I think he would be really good at gymnastic type things.

1 comment:

  1. I am so jealous that Avrah is potty trained...I wish Gavin would catch on!

    When the kids are out of school we should make a scheduled playdate at least once a boys love the splash parks.

    I'm glad you got your blog up & running again!!


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