We have been working on potty training with all four of the Sugar Snaps, but so far, Capri is the one who has really taken off. She is at 95% success during the day not including naps. We have even started taking her on outings with her underwear and so far, so good. She had been using a small potty seat which is great for home, but she was scared of the ‘big potty’ whenever I encouraged her to try it. So we purchased a child size potty seat which fits onto the adult toilet. I made several attempts to have her sit on the big potty and was met with bursts of tears and terrified cries of “down!”
One day last week, she said she needed to go potty. I asked her if she wanted to use the big potty or the little potty, fully expecting her to say “little potty.” Much to my surprise, she said, “Big potty.” She proudly sat on the big potty and giggled at her own success. I was ecstatic too at her accomplishment and called Greg who was on his way home from work while she was still on the potty. As soon as he said “hello” I told him enthusiastically that his daughter was sitting on the big potty for the very first time. I then put the phone up to Capri’s ear and she announced, “big potty” into the phone. I was expecting to hear Greg’s enthusiasm as she told him the news, but he only said “hello” several times. I took the phone and asked him why he did not congratulate his daughter on using the big potty. A male voice said, “Hello? Who is this?.” I said, “I’m very sorry, wrong number” and hung up the phone, a little mortified that I had shared Capri’s big potty success with an unsuspecting stranger.
Do you have any potty training stories or embarrassing moments to share? I’d love to hear from you. As always, comments are welcome.