Jesalyn turned 2 in October. We bought her a potty chair when she was like 18 months thinking we were going to get a one up on the dreaded potty training and have her done by the time she was two. Basically what this translated to was: We bought the chair, showed it to her so she could get use to it, had her sit on it a couple of times, and then it got set aside and used as a step stool. We broke it back out once she had her birthday, she sat on it another few times. She even peed in it once, and to our surprise got a #2 out of the way.
At this point, we thought if she can poo in it, this will be a piece of cake! This is going to be so easy. Now, if we were smart parents, we would have continued with it from there, but alas, we got lazy and the potty chair got pushed aside again.
The teachers at her daycare have slowly been working the kids on their PT skills. Jesalyn has set on the potty but has never actually went at school. I was picking her up last week and in her folder there were some tips on how to get started. I was talking to the teacher afterwards and our conversation went a little like this:
Me: so, ya'll are still working with the kids on potty training right?
Teacher: Yes, they are going to be in smaller groups in the next couple of weeks so we'll be focusing on it a lot more.
Me: That's good. We've tried working with Jes, but she just doesn't seem to want to actually go potty. She just wants to sit on it. I've heard that a lot of parents just start them in underwear and do away with the diapers altogether.
Teacher: Oh yeah. That's how I taught my daughter.
Me: But that can't really be done at school though right. You would just be changing clothes all day if they had an accident.
Teacher: Actually, we have one kid here that comes to school in underwear. But he is pretty close to being completely potty trained. He just tells us when he needs to go. His parents pack an extra set of clothes just in case.
Now, at this point, I'm all like "what in the world! He's potty trained already?!? " My competitive spirit kicks in and I decided at that moment, that when we got home Jesalyn was going into her Big Girl Panties (BGP)
I got sick the next day, so that didn't happen. BUT, sick or not, this morning we broke em out. And can I just say there is not a more cuter tush than my baby girl in her BGP. =)
It's definitely not been easy, we've cleaned up plenty of messes, but I'm proud of my little sugar bee. She sure is growing up fast.
Oh yes, there is nothing wrong with drawing while going potty. All the cool kids do it.