I usually dread this stage, but it’s going swimmingly with Bethany. That’s good. I often tell people that the reason I don’t try to rush it or push my kids to train early is because if you wait until they’re really and truly ready, it goes so much more quickly and easily.
Bethany will be 3 in June, making her one of our latest to train. That means she should be the easiest, right?
Right. One pee accident since training began. Read it and weep. No, you can’t have her. Anyway, we’re still working on #2.
She’s always been incredibly, hilariously precocious. Even her accident demonstrated it: she caught herself just as she began and raced for the bathroom. After finishing her business properly, she returned with a scrap of toilet paper to wipe the floor. Of course I had already done it, but I appreciated the thought. Some much older people in my house could take lessons from her.
But she’s not perfect. Her manners could use some polishing. I used the toilet while she was in the bathroom with me yesterday – I commonly do this with potty training toddlers to demonstrate the desired behavior – and her eyes widened with incredulity and admiration as I sat down.
“Mom, your butt is BIG!”
Yes, she said it in all caps and all honesty. I’m pretty sure she wants her butt to be just as big as mine she grows up. The sentiment was nice, but the manners need work.