This Princess is wearing Barbie skates. Do you know why?
That's right my friends--after 5.5 grueling hours on the potty she finally went!
It all started when she woke up this morning with a mostly dry diaper. I set her on the potty at 9 a.m. and she watched some shows, ate breakfast, watched some more shows and by 11 I was starting to get agitated. I've never kept her on for more then a couple hours b/c I usually go somewhere every morning but today we hung tough at home. I was starting to get hungry and tired and a little annoyed at how content she was to sit and NOT go so I brought out the bribes--Barbie skates, princess clothes (a trunk full), skittles, stickers--you name it--it was out tempting her. After 4 hours I was really getting tired so I turned off the tv, took away all distractions/bribes, blankie and sat in front of her and told her you can do it!
we sang songs.
we did a dance.
we read stories.
i tried scaring her.
i tickled her.
we sang some more.
we prayed some more.
we talked some more and FINALLY
A was thrilled she finally did it and was even more thrilled to have at those Barbie skates! We did it! Now...we just have to try to get it down to 5 seconds instead of 5 hours...wish me luck! Honestly, I'm just glad we've crossed this first hurdle!
Praise the Lord and pass the toilet paper!