Isn't the third child supposed to potty train herself? Or can't the big kids just do it? I'm too old for this! Mary will be 3 in June. She's not even close to losing those diapers! In fact I don't think she's ever done anything remotely close to peeing or pooping in the potty. She enjoys playing with the cute little potty I gave her for Christmas, she just doesn't like to use it for its intended purpose. In fact, yesterday she wanted to watch Ruthie go, and afterwards I said, "Do you want to sit on the potty, Mary?" She responded with, "No thanks." Then after a short pause, she said, "Marys don't sit on potties." See what I'm dealing with?
About a month ago, I realized that Mary was not going to potty train herself and that no one else in the family was at all interested in the job. So, I ordered a book from Amazon called, "Toilet Training in Less Than a Day" with the byline: "A Tested Method for Teaching Your Child Quickly and Happily". That sounded perfect for me. Quick and Easy. Imagine my disappointment when the book came in the mail and I realized that it was 179 pages of very small print and very few pictures. Shouldn't a book about toilet training in LESS THAN A DAY take no more than one hour to read? I guess I envisioned reading the book and then potty training Mary all in the same day!
Needless to say, I haven't read a single chapter of the book, and Mary is no closer to being a regular potty user. In fact, as of yesterday, she still thought anyone named Mary had no need to do anything except wait for a loving adult to change her diaper, because we all know (don't we?) that "Marys don't sit on potties"!
Any sage words of advice out there? I know I've potty trained two kids, but for this one, I'd just like a quick fix!
Good thing she's so cute!!