...we're potty training Eli!
I feel like potty training is a big step for a toddler, of course, but an ever bigger commitment for mom. It means more laundry, more cleaning, more staying home so you're near that potty and accidents don't require an announced "clean up in isle 3," timing your entire day (because you forget otherwise and find puddles), and lots of patience and encouragement when you might not feel like it (see: rolling pin*). We're trying naked training because it worked so quickly and easily for Patrick. Here's a little of how it's going:
Failure: Pee on the step stool while washing hands, right next to the potty. So close, and yet so far...
Success: Pee in the potty because mom timed it.
*Failure: Pee while watching mom cook. Pee went straight down the oven door and into the drawer. Who knew potty training would mean washing pot lids and my rolling pin?
Success: Un-timed pee in the potty! SO proud, high-fives all around.
SUCCESS: Woke up this morning, DRY diaper, WAITED to get out of bed and went potty BY HIMSELF. I'm not saying this is anything permanent, but that's about the most optimistic way to start potty training EVER.
Failure: None so far on day 2, but THREE (wait... he's going while I write this....) FOUR unprompted potty successes. Needless to say, LOTS of high-fives.
I think we may have picked the perfect timing.