Remember how I was all concerned about this potty thing when we went cold turkey on Sunday? Today Jordan was dry from when we put on the cotton this morning until I put on her bedtime diaper. I’m thinking I might need to give up diapers all together and see what the overnight experience is like. (Messy I’m sure… but today she surprised the heck out of me, it could continue)
The potty party day started a little unusual. Jordan woke up ten minutes before we had to run off to school and take part in a Kindergarten walking trip to the nearby gardens (where there is no bathroom). Cameron asked if Jordan could come along so she could hang out with his classmates. I was a little nervous since she’d be in cotton the whole time. I brought extra clothes and was prepared for a mess and a bunch of kindergarteners yelling: “YUCK!”
Three and a half hours later, I rushed home as quick as possible to give Jordan a chance to go to the bathroom. And she was mad at me. I am not allowed to force her to go to the bathroom. She held it through our trip to school and even a quick lunch while the rest of her class went down to nap (we were a little behind schedule because of the field trip). As she ate, I kept asking if she needed to go… And she kept saying no. I had to ask one of the teachers at school to ask her to use the bathroom, and it worked. The girl made it through nap and didn’t make a mistake. She made it through the entire day. I was so freaking proud.
So when I had both kids, we (Cameron and I) bought Jordan a balloon and some pizza. Then we had a potty pizza party that also included watching the Little Einsteins. It’s like she’s growing up right in front of me. Amazing. This sink or swim experience apparently is what motivates Jordan better than anything else.