Nothing like a bit of a tongue twistery title on a Tuesday! If only it were funny...
We decided this week might be a good time to have a go at toilet training my daughter. She has been showing equal parts signs of interest and more than a little reluctance to the whole idea. She is fascinated by the toilet and what we are doing while we are there. She was very excited to get some big girl knickers over the weekend. On the other hand she has told us she does not want to stop wearing nappies as she will have to stop playing to use the toilet. I cannot fault her logic.
We had a short trial on Monday after her nap. Two accidents and many sittings on the potty to no avail. Today though was the day! Between her waking up at 6.30 am and 10 am we had five pairs of wet knickers and one dirty pair. After the last one she went into the bedroom and pulled out a nappy and asked me to help her put it on. How could I refuse?
So another epic parenting fail by the SAHM. My friend has twin boys, works 80 hour weeks and they are both daytime trained. There are children who are seven months younger than Scarlett at her pre school who are trained. I am feeling the pressure. The cloth nappies that I was hoping to put away have been pulled back into service. I am not bothering with training pants. If she is wearing nappies she can stick with the cloth ones. I am frustrated and she is unhappy that she cannot wear her knickers anymore. I know that when she is ready it will be painless but I was toilet trained at just on 18 months and Scarlett is nearly 28 months old. She is lucky that her school will allow her to attend in nappies as many do not here. The next school in her educational journey will require her to be fully trained and my concern is that she will miss out because she is not.
My husband thinks I am worrying about nothing and she will be trained soon enough... I will point out that he is not the one doing the cloth nappy washing! At least they look cute!
I am working on three layouts today and hope to have something finished in time to share tomorrow. I am working with a Hambly transparency for the first time and am enjoying the challenge!