She has made fantastic progress and her verbal skills have just exploded. We are so thrilled!
There is one area where Paige was refusing to leave her "baby" ways and grow into a "big girl".
She refused to go to the bathroom in the toilet. She wears underwear all day long and then when she has to go "pee" she would either put a pull up on ( pee in it, take it off, throw away, put Cinderella underwear back on) or go stand in the bathtub and pee.
Doesn't it seem like using the toilet would be a whole lot easier????
We were aware (and had talked with the school psychologist about this) that this behavior was more about control than not being able to be potty trained. Basically, she was potty trained. She just didn't go in the toilet.
I had been patient with her and hoped she would just start using the toilet like her friends. It never happened.
Two weeks ago I decided enough was enough. I threw all the pull ups away and told her she HAD TO USE THE TOILET. She was a big girl and nothing else would be acceptable.
This kid is so unbelievably stubborn. For 9 days we went round and round and when she was finally tired of being disciplined for not complying, she went in and very unceremoniously used the toilet for the first time. She has stayed dry (night and day) now for about 10 days and I am so glad this little war is finally over.
We are still have some "pooping" issues but she is coming along and I think this will be resolved within the week also.
The first night, after she finally decided it was easier to just use the toilet, I was praying with her before bed. I was going on and on about how proud we were of her, and I guess I went a little overboard. In the middle of my prayer she puts her hand over my mouth and says "say Amen".
"I pray now" she tells me.
"Thank You for the yellow water in the potty, Amen" she says.
Oh how this girl makes me laugh and smile.
I am also very thankful for the yellow water in the potty. Now, if only the brown bricks could join it for the party this mom will be singing the Hallelujah chorus.
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