So this week I decided to bite the bullet and actually put a serious effort into potty training Tirzah. I mean, I have so much free time on my hands, I could use a little excitement in my life. 3 kids just isn't cutting it.
So most of this week we haven't really gone anywhere. Just been hanging out here, playing in the yard, and running back and forth to the bathroom. Not sure how most people do potty training, but I do what I call the insanity method, where you just go cold turkey on the diapers. She's not allowed to wear diapers again and she knows it, not even at night. I did this with Merrick and he was good to go in about 3 days, he never wore another diaper and has had maybe 3 accidents at night total. But I'm not even gonna admit how many times I've looked longingly at the diapers in the closet.
So far she has had a little bit harder time than Merrick, but I've heard girls have a harder time potty training. She is making progress though, and was accident free last night and most of today. She has managed to pee on me more times than I'd like to admit, though. Always on my feet too. Awesome. While watching American Idol the other night, someone mentioned having an alter ego, and I found myself angrily wondering what they needed an alter ego for. They weren't even getting peed on all day.
I know it'll be worth it since I'm not paying for diapering two butts...one is plenty, and J has a few more years in diapers before I'll be doing this again thank goodness. But for now, duty calls...if anyone needs me I'll be running back and forth between the bathroom for the next few days.