Today marks day two of potty training success. Without being reminded, Ada is sitting on the potty any time she feels the urge to tee-tee. Yea, yea, and yea again.
Now, I have two questions for all you who have walked this potty training road ahead of me.
Today, Scott suprised me with lunch out--you know, because tomorrow is Mother's Day. So, there we sat at a local Mexican restaurant, John all wrapped up, attached to me, and asleep, and Ada announces that she needs to go to the bathroom. Scott looks at me, and I said that he would have to take her. So they went, it was a success, and we went on with our lunch. However, the thought of taking Ada to public restrooms sort of grosses me out. You know what I mean?
So...how do ya'll deal with the public restroom situation? Is there a good solution for using the potty outside of the home?
Ada now expects to receive a "surprise" each time she uses the potty. She is going to the potty regularly enough, that it's time to "wean" her off the surprise. No preschooler needs that much chocolate, you know? Of course the band-aids and the color wonder markers are okay, I suppose. Anyway...how do I go from receiving prizes for using the potty to it just being an expected thing?
Okay, I actually have a third question. When do I begin letting her sleep in panties?
This is all so unknown to me, and though it may sound crazy, I keep thinking about how it's our first big milestone. I mean, of course there was walking and sleeping through the night and table food and things like that, but this has been the first thing that Ada has had to face, to conquer. She has been afraid because she hates change, and there have been many tears and many prayers as she walked her way through the past two days. What a huge thing for a two year old, you know? And then, each time she experienced success, she was on top of the world. Such confidence. Such excitement. Such a preview of all that is to come in her life.
Last night we were walking through Target, and Scott commented on what a great mood she was in. And I said that I knew exactly how she felt. Don't you? That feeling when you dreaded something and then accomplished it--like my first day of teaching or presenting a seminar paper or even labor. That is how she seemed last night. Relieved and excited and proud.
Anyway...I know I sound crazy and sentimental, but I would love some feedback on the questions;) Thanks!!