Monday, August 30, 2010
There's no turning back now...Potty training has begun. Day one of "Potty Training Boot Camp" is over and I still haven't decided whether or not it was successful. The kids were super excited to pick out a pair of underwear to put on this morning. I set the timer and every 30 minutes, we all marched into the bathroom for a potty break. Potty Elmo showed them how it was done (which they all thought was completely hilarious). They all seem excited about the concept of being potty trained, but they haven't quite figured out how to put it into practice.
Of course, being a statistician, I am all about the numbers, so I tried to keep track of all the happenings at the house today. The good news is that Rustin knows how to make things happen on the potty. In fact, he managed to get something out every single time he sat down. He was quite proud of himself and we all clapped and cheered every time he did something. He also enjoyed picking out his two M&M's every time. The bad news is that there were 15 "she she" accidents and 1 poop accident, and none of the other kids ever got anything to work on the potty. But, on a positive note, they all enjoyed putting on nearly every pair of underwear that they owned throughout the course of the day!
Things were a bit chaotic at times. Some kids wanted to stay on the potty and try for a while. Others wanted to be done two seconds after they started. Some loved to wash their hands and others didn't. At one point, I was in the bathroom with Ryder and Kassidy, trying to get their hands clean an underwear back on. By the time I finished with them and returned to the kitchen, Rustin and Kyndall had dumped the contents of a juice box on the floor and were having a grand old time skating in it. While I was cleaning up that mess, Kassidy had an accident, so it was back to the bathroom to clean her up. At least there is never a dull moment around here! (I only wish now that I had taken more pictures!)
Posted by Rachelle at 6:20 PM