One week ago it felt like Elise was clueless when it came to using the potty. I wasn't very consistent and she was happy to go try but it was entirely dependant on me! My attention span would last an hour or two at most before something would consume my time and Elise would pee on the floor, or worse! So we created our own method, forgot the books and took the diaper off for a couple hours every day. That's it! I figured this method would take six months to a year instead of the whirlwind three days I had been hopeful for in the beginning, but then on Wednesday something seemed to click. She started to ask to use the potty. We pulled out her big girl underwear and never looked back. At first we had some challenges because she would just go by herself and pee through her underwear or try to empty the little bucket on her potty by herself and spill pee everywhere, but she has mastered it and we haven't had an accident since Thursday at lunch! Hip Hip Hooray! I even had to make her a new sticker chart because the one that came with her potty is full. Now we have a poster collecting stickers in the living room. I figured the living room would be the best place for it because that's where she'd see it most! She needs a visual reminder because, like I said before, my attention span is too short to carry such a responsibility!
She is still wearing diapers when she sleeps both at night, and in the afternoon. We will work on that when I have a few extra sheet sets. I just can't seem to find any white 100% cotton twin sheet sets with a decent thread count for a price I'm willing to pay! I'm happy to be picky and cheap until the matter becomes urgent!
It was a bit of a blustery, unpredictably sunny/ rainy threatening to storm but not really actually storming kind of week so I took the opportunity to do some mending and some making while we hid inside, just in case. The quilt on Elise's bed was starting to come undone in a few places so I pulled out a needle and thread and pieced it back together while I visited with my friend Daisy. I also made a little basket to sit on the shelf in our soon to be newly renovated bedroom! I like baskets! They help me look responsible when my instinct is to put things down wherever I am and not wherever they belong.