OY! What a day. Daddy and I decided it was time for some tough love. We threw away the diapers.. ALL the diapers, Pull-ups, what have you. Lots of crying and yelling, some accidents including in Mimi's cafe (eeep), tummy aches, etc and FINALLY, this afternoon we got her to go in the potty. She stuck with it this afternoon with no more accidents and we let her put on a Nighttime Pull-up for bed. You'd think this would be a big hooray but she has lulled us into a false sense of potty security before only to yank the rug out from under us a couple of days later. I am trying to think positively this time though and hope that we will get her on the road to potty independence.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment or email with some tips. Believe me, we have TRIED everything we could think of. On Thursday, her pediatrician had a talk with her, we have tried pretty panties, rewards, reading her stories, praise, charts, the works... I tell ya this kid has an answer for it all. Even her doctor remarked to that effect. H is very intelligent and if she doesn't join the debate time when she hits high school it will be their loss for sure. Her teacher is a dream.. and even though we are only 2 days in to her school year I am confident that she is in a nurturing and supportive environment. I know that the bottom line is us and how we handle the situation and we are trying to be patient with her but man.. it sure seems like she WILL be the kid who graduates high school in Pull-ups.
Now, in other news, I guess hate is a rather strong word but extremely disappointed is a pretty apt decision. I have been waiting patiently for part two of the collaborative charm projects the article in Belle Armoire to come out. I got my comp issue today and look up the article and they show the BACK of my charm. Come on people! This is an altered art publication and they can't figure out that the decorated side of the scrabble piece is the FRONT?! Ok, rant over... I have 2 more pieces due to be featured in separate publications this fall so I guess I can live but still.. that just sucks.