There’s 2 big things on my plate before Slade makes his much anticipated debut in just a mere two months: A) Get Zoe potty trained, and 2) transition to a toddler bed/get the kids room together. The toddler bed/get the kids room together I’m not altogether rushed about, probably because I think that Slade will begin sleeping in our room until we get him to sleep through the night. So, we still have a few months there.
The potty training? I have absolutely no desire to juggle potty training a toddler and a newborn schedule. Call me crazy.
So, we’re going to start tomorrow.
See, here’s the thing. I’m actually really hesitant to potty train Zoe. Maybe because I’ve never done it before. Maybe because it’s daunting. Maybe because I wonder if Zoe’s still too young, even though she has so many signs that she’s ready.
It just feels like a really big deal.
I guess I just have to pull up my big girl pants and get this show on the road. I keep pushing it back because my motivation level is practically nonexistent. Not just towards potty training, but to life in general most days. It’s just that 3rd trimester exhaustion coupled with insomnia that has me like a walking zombie most days. But, the truth remains that Zoe tells me every single time she pees and poos, asks to change her diaper immediately, asks to go potty all day long, takes her diaper off all day long, takes her baby dolls to the potty, wakes up from naps dry… the list goes on.
Here’s another problem though, I have no idea what to do to reward her for going on the potty. I mean, I can get pretty wild and crazy with a potty dance, I don’t mind doing that. But, there’s no incentive with wearing “big girl” panties… she doesn’t give a rats behind about that. Sticker charts won’t work. Neither will M&M’s or anything like that after each time… she’ll just want them all at the same time. On second thought, I guess I can try that and see if it works….
I’ve been trying to give myself a pep talk about this all week, but it’s just not working. I think my plan is to try it and see if it works… and if not, well then… I’ll just be potty training with a newborn hanging around.
I’ll let you know how it goes, obviously.
Happy Thursday Ya’ll!