Annabelle and Daisy are now 2 years, 9 months old. I don't know if they are ready to be potty trained, but I am certainly ready to have them potty trained! It would be nice to have only one in diapers. They have both enjoyed sitting on their potties for several months now . . . the problem is that they haven't yet made the connection that when one sits on a potty, more than just sitting is supposed to be involved :? The twins will start preschool 2X per week in the fall, and although they're not required to be potty trained for this program, now that it's summer break, it seems like a good window of opportunity. We've got our potties and big girl unders, so let's see how this goes! I'm going to keep a journal of this endeavor, and hopefully years from now I'll look back at it and laugh
DAY 1: June 14, 2007
After their bath in the evening, I decided to put them in their new underwear instead of diapers just for a while until bedtime, to give them a taste of it I guess. They were thrilled with their new panties!! It was hilarious watching them dance around showing off in their Hello Kitty and Cinderella panties. I had them sit on their potties every 30 minutes, and I sat and read to them while they sat. Neither of them did a single tinkle on the potty. They both, of course, peed in their underwear once they got off their potties. Sheesh.
DAY 2: June 15, 2007
When they got up in the morning, Annabelle already had poop in her diaper. I cleaned her up, fed them breakfast and then sat them both on their potties, after letting each of them choose a book to look at while they sat. I left the bathroom door open so I could hear them and went to tend to the other kids. It wasn't long before I heard the girls running back and forth between the bathroom and the playroom. More books. Fine. I got a whole stack of books for them and set it between their 2 potties and told them to stay put! Well, it wasn't long before Kevin came to tell me that they were messing with the toilet paper roll in the bathroom. They pulled and entire brand new roll of tp off the roll!! There was a mountain of fluffy tp on the bathroom floor, and the girls were thoroughly enjoying themselves :evil: Mommy wasn't happy. (By this time, probably 20 minutes had gone by since I had first put them on their potties, and neither one of them had pooped or peed in the potty.) I cleaned up the tp mess, grumbling reprimands at them to please be good girls and just STAY ON YOUR POTTIES!! Why I thought they would listen to me is a question I can't answer. Again, a few minutes later I hear them wreaking more havoc in the bathroom and when I went back in there, they were emptying out drawers, so there was makeup, toothbrushes, all kinds of bathroom paraphanalia scattered over the bathroom floor.
This is where my patience ended. I yelled "FINE! You can just wear diapers then!!" And into diapers they went, crying for their big girl underwear.
Okay, I'll try again in a little while :?