Monday, January 25, 2010

The Potty

So, I don't think I ever mentioned that Hailey is now potty trained!! Yep...I finally broke down and decided to go for it. I may be a bad mom...but potty training was the LAST thing on my priority list. I did NOT want to be cleaning up poopy panties. Honestly, I'd much rather change a million diapers then clean poo out of underwear. Blech. But finally the peer pressure got to me. It just seemed like all other kids in Hailey's age range were either potty trained or in the process. So I did it. I bought a book (because if you know me, you know that I can't do any sort of parenting without a book), and we got to work! I owe Hailey a TON of credit, the book plenty of credit, and me...NONE. That's how easy it was. One week and done! I may have just caught Hailey at the perfect time...she was ready enough that she had control and understood the concept, but not too ready so that the novelty of it all wore off months ago. If that makes sense. Anyway, we bought a copy of The Potty Bootcamp online and it sure helped (the $5.95 price tag was unbeatable too). So at just under 2 1/2 years old, Hailey can now proudly say that she's potty trained...well actually she'll just show you her pants and give a little booty shake in the process. She is my daughter you know. I'm super proud...and I just really hope things stay this way (because honestly, regression does happen to the best of us). But so far I have a pretty good track record...I did potty train my little sister 20 years ago and I'm pretty sure she's still trained - so I have high hopes that Hailey will follow in her auntie's footsteps. Sorry to my un-named sister...is that too much info??

Anyway, here is the most modest picture of Hailey during the whole process. I guess wearing panties all day long requires high heels (and hiding from the camera). Maybe that's where she got the hip shaking idea too?


p.s. for those of you who are currently hating this easy success...just remember it's early days still. Plus I still have to train Paige in a few years - I can already guarantee I'll have my work cut out for me with that one!

3 comments:

The Harker Family said...

Yay!!!! Good for Hailey! That is so great! But good for mommy too, because didn't you know that mastering a booty shake is more important than mastering going on the potty (I mean when girls grow up and are at the YSA dances, everyone has mastered potty training by then, but it's really apparent who did and who did not master the booty shaking at a young age), and I hear that genetics, specifically mother's genetics, play a huge roll in girls mastering the booty shake ! So good work mommy for passing on your genetics! :-) I can only hope that Cadrien follows in Hailey's footsteps! Yup, those are my priorities!

Angie said...

congrats. that is great! i never worried about cleaning the poopy undies...seriously, for the $2 they cost it is not worth it. i threw them out.

The Taylors said...

Hey that's a good idea, throw out the poopy panties... oh yeah except then i would be completely broke and homeless for how many times that happened to me! I am thinking I need to jump on the bandwagon soon too for the second time... oh the dread....

BUT congrats to Hailey for being such a champ!!!!!! I love the high heels and booty shake, she is DEFINITELY her mothers daughter!