Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Princess in {Potty} Training Chapter 1:You Can Lead a Princess to Potty but You Can't Make Her Pee

This is a Princess on a potty.

I bet you can't tell she's on the potty. That's because Princesses are very discreet when going potty...or not going as the case may be!

Really, this blog is a cry for help or words of potty training wisdom because I'm in over my head! This little Princess loves to sit on the potty--no really she does! She will sit on the potty all day! Every morning I've been getting her up and sitting her on the potty--I mean REALLY sitting her on the potty. She sat on the potty for over 2 hours each day this week after waking up from a 12 hour sleep with a dry diaper (I don't even know how this is humanly possible--after a 12 hour sleep I can't even look at a potty without wanting to go--but maybe that's just me).

Anyways, dear reader, you may ask, "Does she use the potty?"

Why NO!

She doesn't....Princess A is content to sit on the potty for hours without going, will ask for a diaper (or will be put in one just because we have to go out of the house), will help me fasten it (this is really what pushes me over the edge), goes in it and then hands it back and sits on the potty.

*sigh...

And no amount of Barbie skates and treasure boxes filled with Princess Paraphernalia or skittles will tempt her to go in the right place...

Now, I know it's possible for her to go because she was going everyday when she about 2 years old and then wanted to stop one day so I let her thinking--she'll really want to use the potty by the time she turns about 3...ha!

We'll continue to try each day until we break her resolve and until then--many tales to follow!

5 comments:

Janet said...

No advice at all...and I've done it three times! She is too much with the princess 24/7! What a riot!

BluSkies80 said...

put her in underwear-it worked for hannah. especially if she's going over 12 hours with a dry diaper. she won't like that wet feeling if she's in underwear. she may have a few accidents but what child doesn't? you could also try not letting her wear her princess dress until she goes pee in the potty. just a few suggestions but ultimately they'll do it when they want to.

Sarah said...

since i don't have a child that is potty trained, all i have is advice i've read and heard from other moms in our church that have successfully potty-trained. here's a few i like...

1. have a doll or something "go" on the potty and give the doll the reward. when someone else gets something, it stinks more than when they just don't get it.

2. maybe get her some princess underwear! she might like wearing it so much she won't pee on them!

i'm praying for you :) as i'm just starting to see, this sucks!

charmed1 said...

I wish that I had some advice for you but it really varies from child to child. She will do it when she's ready. Hadlei is the same way. She sits on the potty and she won't do a thing until she gets her diaper back. And I know she is smart enough to know the difference. One day soon they will both surprise us :)

Megan & Company said...

Like I said on the other blog.. in all my years of teaching kindergarten, I never had a kid in diapers. They get it when they're ready and want to do it and barring special needs, they all do eventually. Before then it's just an exercise in bashing your head against the wall while mucking up pee and poop. ;)