Saturday, December 27, 2008
Watering the Grass
Despite some setbacks (daycare fire, teacher changes) with potty training, I feel that we are progressing. Recently, we went to Brian and Jacque's (Rob's sister's) to celebrate the Bright family Christmas. They live in Murrells Inlet, SC and this is a 4 hour plus drive with a toddler. Between Jacksonville and Wilmington there are not many "potty" opportunities, so we erred when we stopped to let Seth "water the grass." After the first time, he did not want to stop and "potty," he wanted to stop and "water the grass." I saw where this was going and I had a flashback that Mrs. Lima Barnett (neighbor and friend of Rob's family) told at our rehearsal dinner about Rob "watering the flowers." Oh geez....luckily on our trip home, there was no mention of "watering the grass." There has been no more mention of it since we have returned home. During the time we are home, we are putting Seth in his big boy pants and he has only had one accident so far. He is actually saying, "I have to go to the potty"...and he is making tracks for the bathroom. This is a great accomplishment that we try to praise him for each time he is successful. If anyone is trying to potty train, I would say not to pressure your little one. Hopefully, the only pressure I will be applying will be not to "water the grass" too much.