Monday, June 30, 2008

The True Project

One hopes that one jinxes nothing but noting this but the true success of Summer 2008 is the potty training of the Z. It would not have been possible without the help of the grandma and the maestra, Egg, Thirty-One and Thirty-One's ever-encouraging kids. There was much applause by grandpa and George too. We sometimes bribed her by letting her blow out a candle. We sometimes "encouraged" her with candy--a no-no I know but OK, if one also sometimes bribes her by letting her brush her teeth!
I'm shocked by how it works. One day, she has no idea she has this thing called a bladder. The next, she's a camel who can hold it all night. She has far superior holding-it ability than I. I am very proud of the little bug even though sometimes she complains and wants to wear her Pull-Ups again. As long as the Pull-Up stays dry though, I think she can claim success.

P.S. Blogging the lost: I swear I had a book around here. A book of poems or essays...If anyone finds it, please let me know.


P said...

Hooray! Good job on the P Z! Squeeze the Z (but not too hard :)

Lisa B. said...

Thrilling accomplishments for all! It is a big day in any household when the toddler takes this particular giant step, out of (or into, whichever) the Pull Ups. May I just say that sometimes, princess underpants have been used to good effect, if princesses are of interest.

Dr. Write said...

Congrats. This is a huge step in feeling that one can do something other than parent one day. But it is not the end of wiping, I'm sorry to say.

Nik said...

Thank you fine friends. She's very proud. And sometimes forgetful. But so far, blogging it has not jinxed it.
Will try Princess underwear to seal the deal.

Valerie said...

I changed my blog to:

Valerie said...

Oh, and good job Z!