Thursday, December 06, 2007

She's a big girl and it is about time

My little Addy has been a very stubborn potty trainer. It seriously has been one of my worst parenting struggles. I have hated it...and it dragged out over most of 2007. My problem was I couldn't fully commit. I would always buckle and go back to diapers. But I finally put my foot down in September. And I would call her officially potty-trained by the middle of October. Yes, just 2 weeks shy of her THIRD birthday. Now I know there are moms out there who are working on potty-training their 4 year olds. Talk about endurance. I know "each kid is different" and they "start going when they are ready". I get it, but it is just hard when your kid doesn't want to do it no matter how hard you try. Not to mention the frustration when you hear about those moms who potty train their kid in one day (kudos to those kids that can do it!) But we made it. She still has an accident every now an then, but for the most part she is good...even when we are out and about all day. This is seriously a miracle after 8-9 months of potty training. And I am saying good-bye to diapers for the first time in almost 6 years! Adios!

Along the process, I tried to bribe her with a new "Big Girl" room...but she could care less. I had fun decorating it here is the before and after.


chris...reese...paige 11:24 PM  

Congrats on making it official! Paige is still pretty dependent on Pull-ups. I think I just need to commit...very difficult as you just said!

Becca, Bryce, Ty and Caden 11:59 AM  

YEA!!! Ty is pretty much potty trained too. He hasn't had an accident for a couple of weeks. Triumph! You did an awesome job on her bedroom.

Camille and Bryce 5:47 PM  

Congrats Shelly (and Addy!) Big step and hte room looks great!!

Dan and Anne 4:46 PM  

That turned out really well! (the room and addy's potty training!) It's so fun to get to see it even though we're so far away! She looks so cute there on that toilet too! We miss you guys. Tell addy I need her to do my hair for me again!

The Knight Family 12:57 PM  

Congrats - that is truly a momentous occasion. Karson is not even close - he tells me big boys go in their diaper! Her room is adorable!

Marcey Moreno 12:17 PM  

The room looks so awesome!! I am sure she will appreciate it one day.

manders 8:42 AM  

Wow! Congrats. Her room is adorable

Jen I 9:34 AM  

Cute bedroom! My kids are so deprived. I can't convince my husband that cute, or even coordinated bedrooms are not unnecessary. I wonder how she'll feel about that picture someday!

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