Yesterday we put Jillian in underwear to start potty training:
8 Eight is the number of times she sat and tried to "puuuush" her pee out. There's a face and voice that goes with that, but I'll let you use your imagination.
7 Seven is the average number of times I have to ask Jillian to sit on the toilet before she even acknowledges that I'm speaking. And then, I usually have to rationalize by asking her about something she wants so when she shakes her head yes I can say, "then you have to sit on the potty." Someday soon that is going to stop working...
6 Six is the number of princess stickers she received as a reward for sitting on the toilet yesterday.
5 Five minutes is the length of time we have agreed to for Jillian to sit and try to pee. We push the timer on the fan and she knows that when the fan goes off, she is finished.
4 Four is the number of accidents she had yesterday.
3 Three is the number of times that Jillian has pooped on the potty in the last three months. It's a lot easier to tell when she has a bowel movement since it takes so much effort.
2 Two the number of times I had to bribe her with a sucker in order to even sit on the toilet. And then, yes, she got a sticker when she was finished.
1 One is the number of bandaids Jillian received for a sticker surprise until I could get to the store to purchase Disney Princess and Tinkerbell stickers.
Today, the babysitter put J in a Pull Up for nap. I'm pretty sure she was dry when she woke up, but peed right after I mentioned sitting on the potty... the Pull Up was warm to the touch. When I asked her again to sit on the potty she screamed. And then she cried. And I am left with:
0 Zero is my motivation for potty training today.