On Sunday, Emrie used the potty…TWICE! Yes. It was a big day at our house. First of all she proclaimed "Potty! Potty!" So I placed her on her baby potty which was actually mine when I potty trained 39 plus years ago. She pitched a fit. She wanted to be on the big girl potty. So we made the switch and there she sat…for 20 minutes. I tried to stay vigilant by her side but she would give me a stern "out." Go figure. So I checked in every minute.
Emrie, are you through?
Emrie, did you go potty?
Are you through?
After about 10 minutes of this, she asked for a book. A BOOK?! So I grabbed one of her baby books, a baby magazine and a John Grisham book. To my surprise, she opted for Grisham although there were no pictures. Okay – she didn't actually read it but she did make a big show of opening and closing it.
Finally, just after the 20 minute mark she shouted "THROUGH!" I checked and sure enough she had made poo poo in the potty! We clapped and made a big deal over her accomplishment. She was very excited and repeated the same 20 minute process again that evening. This time she and I sang a little song from church called "Oh, Happy Day." I'm not sure the songwriter intended it to be a potty training song but Emrie sang along…OH HAPPY DAY! And, it was.