I have to confess, I felt frustrated last night with the whole potty training thing... and I know, I know, I've only been at it a day. But in my defense, I did what I said I wouldn't do and took Roo out and about yesterday, where we had two accidents.
And one of them was accompanied with her bouncing up and down singing, "I pee pee. I pee pee."
Yes, cute... very cute.
I was prepared for these accidents because I'd brought extra undies and extra clean clothes.
I wasn't frustrated at the accidents or my child, I think I was just frustrated because I wasn't getting the results I wanted and I know that I can't expect results in one days time. I mean, Roo didn't come home from the hospital and sleep the whole night through (that took over a year!). So I should know better than to expect my child to magically transform.
But the thing is, she does.
When she decides to do something, she just does it.
The frustration could also be because I'm pregnant and grumpy... and sleepy and fat... and hungry all the damn time.
But I had a talk with my hubby and told him I needed more encouragement that I was doing a good job and he gave me a great pep talk that cheered me up... he also bought me ice cream and that helped oodles and boodles.
So today has gone okay... two accidents (another one where she sang "I pee pee. I pee pee." while standing in the back of a truck and watching it puddle at her feet.
Yes, again, cute.
But we did have a stretch of two hours where she didn't pee and I see that as a success (especially when she was chugging water).
So I shall put away any frustration, lock it away in a box and save it for a rainy day when my hubby does something silly, like buy another 5 ton truck or brings home a stray motorcycle.
Also, thank you everyone for your helpful tips when it comes to potty training. I am hunting down the Elmo video today on my errands!