Monday, January 10, 2011

Monumental weekend around these parts. Or at least for us.

Morgan Kate used the potty for the very first time.

We were so excited. She was so excited. And what makes it even better, Kaky and Gator were here to witness it as well. MK had just gotten up from her afternoon nap and she was showing Kaky where her new potty was. She decided to sit and "try". The trying turned into success. We all made a huge deal about it - after all, it was a huge deal. MK jumped up from the potty and ran to our living area to share her good news with Travis and Gator, still completely naked. What, you don't take off all of your clothes to use the potty? Ha! Well, Morgan Kate does.

Morgan Kate got her potty for Christmas. We, meaning she, Travis and myself, (mostly me), are in no way ready to begin the actual potty training process, but we thought we would go ahead and introduce the potty to her. When we remind her that the potty is in her bathroom she will request to use it, but other than that, she doesn't really think of it. And we're perfectly okay with that. We're just thrilled that she actually wants to use it and that she did use it Saturday afternoon. So thrilled that I even got emotional and all teary-eyed. She's just growing up so fast!

We're not going to really push the whole potty training thing until this summer, when I have a little more free time. Ultimately, it's not about when I'm ready or Travis is ready or whoever else. It's about when Morgan Kate is ready. She will do everything in her own time. Right now, we are just going to celebrate moments like the one we had Saturday afternoon.


Justin and Jessica Jones said...
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Justin and Jessica Jones said...

I think you are handling it the right way by slowly introducing the potty to her, and not making a huge deal over it. If you feel comfortable, I would try to start with her after Spring Break because it is late this year. I found (with both of mine) that it really helped to have someone (other than mama and daddy) to help us get started and get on a schedule. It just seemed that my two were a lot more willing to try to stay dry for the sitter than for me at first. Once they had the routine down it was easy to just start wearing undies at home. Anyway...not that you asked...but that is what worked for Madeleine and Micah. :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Way to go, MK! I agree with you that the best way to potty train is to introduce the concept slowly, and let her take it at her own pace!

Jason and Talyse said...

Way to go, MK! I'm glad I'm not the only one taking my time with the whole potty training thing. I must read on FB every day about a kid younger than mine getting potty trained, but I am in no rush!