Maeby: she’s ready to potty train

When school was out for Niki, and summer began, I decided I would give potty training Maeby a shot. It started out easy enough and I thought I had it made. Until we started traveling and I’d forget the potty seat. Or she’d be too shy to go because we’re not home. Or I was just too busy to stick to the routine.

Feeling like a failure, I temporarily gave up. I decided that she, and I, aren’t ready. Besides, she was only 19 months old. I didn’t want to push her or myself because we might get too frustrated and set ourselves back.

Over the next few months, I would bring her into the restroom with me and just have her sit on the potty seat. Even big sissy joined in and brought her to the restroom when she had to go. I have to say, it was darned cute and made me proud that she was helping her sister. Still, she only “went” in the potty a few times over those months.

Until this past week.

Two days in a row she had pulled off her pull-ups when I wasn’t looking and peed on the floor a few feet from the restroom. I told the hubs about this and he wondered if she was trying to get into the restroom but couldn’t. So, when I wasn’t home, he took her to potty a couple of times when he noticed her pulling them down. Now?

Now she’s pulling off her pants and pull-ups and running over to the restroom. More and more she’s going in her potty. The cutest part, she’s shy! When she’s ready she looks at us, waves, and says “Bye. Bye!” When she’s done, she opens the door. It’s cute and I love it!

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