Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sometimes Things Don't Go As Planned

Sometimes life gets in the way of your plans.

The potty training has been put on hold, even though we had success the other morning with it.

A combination of things helped me in deciding this factor. While I'm not totalling throwing potty training out the window, it still is at the forefront I'm just not as militant about it as I was.

Now instead of insisting the second we get up, we run to the potty. I'll ask Roo if she wants to go. If she does, great. If not, okay.

We've been alternating diapers and training pants as well, but I don't think the training pants help one bit.

The biggest deciding factor in this decision was the other morning when I woke up and asked her if she wanted to potty and she started crying.

Something she's never done before, but an obvious NO to the question.

Maybe I was pushing her, maybe I wasn't. But for now, it'll have to wait.

Why not let her enjoy being a baby for a little bit longer, it's not going to hurt anyone at all.


Allyson said...

I think you are doing the right thing. She'll come around when she's ready :)

chermonblie said...

Same thing with us. He was all gung ho about PT and then all of a sudden he started crying for his diapers. Can't explain it... but don't want to repeat it. We'll hold off a bit longer.

Erika said...

I agree. :) They grow up fast enough without us helping.

Rebecca said...

You are doing the right thing. I am a big believer of "they will do it when they are ready!" The more you push, the longer it takes. Mine were ready and it took 2 days!

myboysangel said...

Just remember to still keep asking if she wants to try. Being consistent will win in the end. If you give up easily over a few tears she will learn that to get her way she just has to cry. Trust me, it will help once the other baby comes.