Friday, March 21, 2008

Potty training readiness: I suppose this is a good sign?

Yesterday while I dried my hair, Loaf pulled the shower curtain to one side and disappeared into the bathtub.

This is not really unusual. She often climbs in to retrieve one of her bath toys. What was unusual is that she emerged a minute or so later completely naked. Switching off the blow dryer, I turned to look at her.

Me: Why did you take off your clothes?
Loaf: ::Proudly:: I peed, Mommy!
Me: You . . . peed? Where? In your diaper?
Loaf: Nooooo. Right dere.
::points to tub::
I look in the tub to see a lovely little puddle of yellow pooled on the tubmat close to the faucet. Her sleeper and bone dry diaper are rumpled on the opposite end of the tub.
Me: Loaf, why did you pee pee there?
Loaf: ::ignoring me:: Mommy! I go pee pee!
Me: Yes, I get that part. But why THERE? That’s not the toilet. This ::pointing across the room:: is the toilet. This is where you should pee.
Loaf: Noooooo. Not dere! Here!

The debate as to which bathroom appliance was most appropriate for relieving oneself went for another minute or so before I ended it with a firm “please do not pee in the bathtub again.”

I suppose I should be . . . happy?? I mean, this is a sign of willingness to pee somewhere other than a diaper, right?

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.



Blogger Amanda said...

She's a genius! Perhaps come spring when the toilet seat isn't quite so chilly, shell be more inclined to use the more commonly used appliance.

Thank you for your sweet comment, made my day!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Yeah, I'd say that's a good sign--that, and the dry diaper! Go Loaf! Good luck on convincing a toddler where to go, now :)


8:45 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

It's a good start. Zoe's been pooping in the potty really well. But, she's got no desire to pee on the potty. She's happy sitting in a soaked diaper. I'm sure both of our girls will happily being peeing in the potty soon enough.

7:15 PM  

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