Thursday, January 8, 2009

Big Girl

I have really mixed feelings about Mallory taking the initiative to potty train herself. She started asking to use the potty about two months ago. She was very gung-ho and doing great, then we kind of had to put it on hold when Edward and I were in the hospital with his Mom. And with the excitement and business of the month of December, it kind of got pushed to the back burner. She has started to want to use it a lot again. I don't ever have to ask her if she has to go. She comes to me and screams with excitement, "POTTY!!!" And she is very determined! She can sit there for a long time. She also gets frustrated with me when I won't flush her toots. She knows she's worked hard, and the flushing is the fruit of her labors.

Now, don't get me wrong, the idea of not having to change a twenty-month-old's diapers is very appealing to me. And saving an extra $40 bucks a month would be great. But the thought of being tethered to that training toilet for at least a week, not leaving the house is not my idea of fun. The other three kids were really easy to train (Elizabeth trained herself before she was nineteen months - EASY), so I should keep that in mind. However, even after already doing this three times, the whole thing is still daunting to me.
But seeing this sweet little face light up over her big girl accomplishments should be my biggest motivation!