Well two things have gone down in the Ryan household the past week. 1, we’ve “seriously” initiated potty training and 2, Kendall is obsessed with Dora the Explorer. Both of these events I have dreaded. Clearly, you can imagine why I have not looked forward to potty training and Dora? Well, she is growing on me a little.
Like with most events in parenting, I don’t know if I am prompting going to the potty the correct way. I feel that she is ready because she always wakes up dry and announces that she has gone “poo-poo” every time she goes to the bathroom in her diaper. So for now, in the mornings and when we are home in the evenings we just make frequent trips to sit on the potty. Last night I even left her in a pair of panties for a little while.
My mom had this GREAT idea to give her a surprise every time she uses the potty. She bought all of these Dora goodies from Target and I have placed them in the bathroom. Since Kendall is not a big fan of sitting on her or our potty I am hoping this will make it a happier experience.
So seasoned moms, am I moving in the right direction?