The Daughter Chronicles

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A small breakthrough

Today Norah went down for her nap with underpants on. She hadn't gone to the bathroom all day, but we didn't care - we figured she could pee in the bed, and maybe that would teach her to go in the toilet. At about 3 o'clock she was awake, so I opened the door and let her out (she can open the door by herself, but she's quite good at staying in her room at naptime). She walked out and told Krys (I'm not important) that she used the potty in her room and she wanted a sticker (which we've told her is her prize for using the toilet). We asked her if she really went in the potty, and she said yes. We checked on it, and she had indeed used the potty. Success! Yay, Norah! We've been half-heartedly trying to potty-train for a while, with no success. I would have bet money that she would have peed in the bed. But she did a great job, and she was very proud of herself. Maybe that hurdle has been overcome. We shall see in the next few days. I can't wait!


  • It is a great idea to keep a potty in her room so she can use it on her terms. Maybe she is just going to be a shy girl and not want anyone to watch her when she goes to the bathroom.

    By Blogger Mrs Lefty, at 20/9/08 10:47 PM  

  • Yeah, that's what we thought. We have tried leaving her alone on the toilet in the past, but maybe she just needed to be completely alone in the dark!

    By Blogger Greg, at 21/9/08 12:51 PM  

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