Officially In Training!!

October 14, 2008

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We are officially in training....potty training that is....

I just wanted to thank everyone that gave us ADVICE a couple of weeks ago...you all had some terrific ideas and we will be using them. Quite a few of us are reaching this milestone at approximately the same time, so I will keep everyone updated as to what is working for Sarah and what is not...

I am trying to stay optimistic here....she is ready...I have been procrastinating.....it is a big commitment and we will need to stay close to home for the first few days....there has been so much going on that I just held off until the time was right. I have been watching my calendar for a good time to start and things are pretty quiet here for the next couple of days...so as they say....there is no time like the present.

As of tomorrow morning, we are going cold turkey....

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The little potty is in place. Our special treat jar is filled with M&M's, the dresser drawer is piled high with the cutest little girl undies, and I am stocked with all neccessary cleaning supplies.....

Wish us luck......the diapers are coming off.... We hope :)

38 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Lisa ~ You know that if you sing some ridiculous pee pee song (and so many of us do it, but most don't admit to it), then I want video. I need a laugh this week. ;) Best of luck!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh, I can't wait to hear how it goes! We are a few months behind you I think. Not quite ready but starting to be interested in it. I will be pumping you for good tips! (M&Ms would be a good start for me!)
Carrie

Kate said...

Sigh.....I so wish someone would be there to calp and give me M & M's everytime I use the potty....I seriously think it might evolve into world peace....

Kate said...

Of course that should say "clap"


typos....be gone!!

Jodee Leader said...

Way to go, Sarah! I hope you have a successful potty week! Enjoy the M&Ms!

Kam said...

Lisa, Good luck! I'm sure she'll do just great! Girls are so much easier! At least that's what they tell me! Can't wait to hear about her first day in big girl panties! Keep us all posted!

Carol VR said...

Have confidence. When their ready they literally train themselves!!!


Goodluck

CC said...

We totally did the cold turkey thing. Worked well for us (luckily!)

Jennifer said...

Lisa,

Good Luck!! Tonggu Momma is right about the pee pee song. Just ask Kate, I sing a funny one. Copied it off some goofy parents from a Super Nanny episode.

Keep us posted!

Jen

missy said...

Woo Hoo...go Miss Sarah!!! You have fans rooting for you in TN. I hope you get to feel like such a big, beautiful Princess wearing your pretty undies and eating your M & M's.

Good luck, mommy : )

Jennifer said...

Lisa,
I know it will go great! Both of my boys were just 3 and it went FAST & EASY, with the "cold turkey"! GOOD LUCK! I will be thinking of the two of you tommorow and the rest of the week:)

Jennifer

Sharie said...

I don't think I left you advice and this worked SOOO well for us I HAVE to share. It actually came from a business guy in his late 50's who was teaching the power of positive thinking. Rather than say, "Don't wet your pants" Say, "Keep your pants dry." or ask, "Are you keeping your pants dry?"
Power of suggestion! When I ask Amelia even now if she needs to go potty she say, "No, I'm keeping me dry."

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEAH.
Sarah is a BIG GIRL..
She will do fine..
Have a great few days..
Hugs..

sara said...

Can't wait to see some big girl panties!! {that sounded weird...}

Our Complete Family said...

Good luck girl! And Miss Sarah...Congrats on getting ready to start in the big girl club!!! :) When it's Caroline's turn I might have to try a diff reward...I'd eat all the M&M's myself!!! xo, Les

Jboo said...

Good luck Sarah and Lisa! You can do it!

Janet

Leslie said...

Wishing you the Best of Luck.

Michelle said...

Oh. best of luck! Just remember bribery is a GOOD thing and keep the m&m jar full at all times. lol!

Steffie B. said...

Do you ahve the "Once Upon A Potty" video.....dumbest thing I have ever seen....but Sophia and Daniel love it! lol

Good luck....we did M&M's too! ;) I can't imagine PT-ing a boy....I am totally freaked out at the thought! ;)

Keep us posted! ;)

jenbusymom said...

All the comments made me laugh this morning, thanks! How many Jennifer's are following your blog now!

I'm in that phase now with Maddie still and I do have that Once Upon a Potty video from Caitie's time and I'm still singing...Now I'm going to my potty potty...

Actually if you go on the Huggies website, Pull ups is offering a free potty training DVD, we got our last week. Good luck!

Sandy Toes said...

That is it my friend! You can't go back now!! Wishing you the best!!!!

M&M's worked for us!!! Also, going to the store and picking out her favorite underwear...okay...and a toy!
-Sandy Toes

Denise said...

Good luck! I had to train 4 boys and they are much harder! Maggie came trained so I was lucky there~

Marla said...

Good luck! We are getting close to starting with our littlest one too. Hope all goes well!

Briana's Mom said...

Good luck to you! Briana hates the potty right now. Literally keeps saying ouch when she is sitting on it. Sigh. I think we need a boot camp soon too.

Amy said...

Oh, good luck (to both of you)! You will both do well; I am sure of it.:)

And just remember...if there are any frustrating days...She won't go to college in a pull-up.;)

God Bless,
Amy:)

Lisa said...

Good luck, I just know you both will do great! I can't wait to hear how it goes.

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Girlfriend and Miss Sarah~ much luck today. Can't wait to hear the updates! And if Tonggu Momma is correct, (and I believe she is) then I too would enjoy that video!

Hugs,

Krista

jennifer said...

Good luck!! I have to say, I'm glad it's you and not me!!

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

Hope that the day is going well and she is doing what she should :D I this turkey sandwiches are in order for lunch today!
Ladybug hugs,
;D

paige said...

good luck with your cutiepie!!

The Golf Widow said...

Best of luck.
Potty training is the one thing I just don't care for as a Mom. Lucky for me, my girls learned it very quickly with M&Ms. :) Like mommy they love the chocloate!It just the baby hands in the never-can-be-clean-enough-bathroom.
Your daughter is beautiful!

Debz said...

Oh happy day!
Looking forward to some great stories!

Michaela said...

Sarah is a big girl now! M&M's for her and a glass of wine for you - to celebrate the potty success.
Hugs,
Michaela

Sherri said...

Good Luck!! If she's ready it shouldn't be too bad for you mom!!

kerri said...

So proud of you big girl, it'll be a breeze!
We used M&M's too, they worked like a charm, wink...

Monogramchick said...

what fun! good luck :)

Cindi said...

Look forward to reading about how it goes! It has been a while since I potty-trained our 3 boys....... :-)

I think we used sweet tarts!

Cindi said...

OK, surely we DIDN'T use sweet tarts for 2 year olds! After I sent that comment through my brain reflected on that for a sec.

It has been too long. :-)