Sunday, December 30, 2007

A One, a Two

Over the past few months, we've ratcheted up our potty training
efforts on Jada, with painstakingly slow progress. Where Jada goes to
day care three days a week, they have her age group of kids sitting on
the potty at regular hours, and every once in a while, she'll go pee
pee in the potty. But never poo poo, and never anything at home.

Until Friday. When Amy picked Jada up from day care that afternoon,
she was told Jada had been holding it all day, so she was probably
raring to go. So that evening, we sat her on the potty and kept her
there long enough that, despite her howling protests, she finally did
go pee pee in the potty. Amy and I burst out into a spontaneous dance
party, and Jada slowly gathered herself from her anguished tears and
tentatively joined in.

The next morning, I could tell she had to go poo poo, and I had to
give her bath anyway, so I got her ready for her bath and that sat her
down on the potty. And waited. And waited. And waited some more.
Unfortunately, despite a good long time on the potty, Jada refused to
go. We had to get her ready for a birthday party, so we called off
the effort and went on with our day. Hopefully, Amy and I will soon
get another chance for a spontaneous dance party.

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