i have been prolonging "this day" for a very long time. "this day" being "potty training day." we have toyed with the idea a few times. we've gone out to buy potty seats, one for upstairs and one for downstairs and we have talked to birdie about how learning to use her little toilet will make her a big girl and fed her tales of how life will become somewhat like magic once she is out of diapers. (funny the things parents say to convince their children to agree with them.) we have had her sit on her potty chairs for long periods of time, introduced new "potty time only" books and have encouraged her to go with little potty songs and stories. yet after all of that, tomorrow comes and we put the potty training on pause because we've got a busy day ahead and then it's back to diapers and the very little progress and interest that we have made becomes a thing of the past.
well, today was the day. the day that i decided that i was ready to potty train birdie. we had a little pep-talk with her this morning while she was eating her eggs about our plan which involved going to target to pick out some big girl undies. she seemed to be entertained by the idea, so off we went. when faced with the giant wall of under things, she chose two different cartoon characters, hello kitty and justice league. how cool is this girl for wanting the "bat ones." two packs of undies and a cart full of needless target crap later, we went home with our two year old to start potty training. shortly after we walked in the door we removed her diaper, had her say "goodbye" and on went her new undies. she immediately wanted to sit on the potty and to our surprise she peed right off the bat. i thought to myself "hmmm, maybe this will be a breeze..."
she had five accidents today and two successes. i am proud of her. so proud that i fully supported her blowing milk bubbles and making a giant mess before bed in her awesome batman underoos.