Titus 2:11-13

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It Finally Clicked!

I'm not sure how it happened, but it finally did.  Amariah is potty trained!  A few days ago she finally started telling me when she needed to go to the bathroom--before it was too late.

It's been a long road getting to this point.  I first started setting Amariah on the toilet around 1 year of age.  You wouldn't think potty training should span a 1 1/2 year period; apparently, she wasn't ready and I wasn't committed.  (Although, to give myself a bit of a break, part of that time I simply wasn't able to commit--I was pregnant with twins, and then I had twins!) :-)  My lack of commitment led to a lot of inconsistency, and her lack of interest led to a lot of frustration (which led to more inconsistency...).  I tried a wide gamut of approaches: from discipline to reward and from encouragement to threats, nothing I did seemed to work.

A couple months ago I finally started telling people, "She is potty trained (i.e. I have done the training).  Now she just has to decide to do it."  Things weren't looking very promising, and then suddenly... something clicked!  And boy, am I and the budget and the washing machine glad!


The Yellow Door Paperie said...


Terry & Tammy said...

Yes! Give her a hug, kiss and high five from us, and tell her how very proud Grandpa Terry and Grandma Tammy are of her. We'll give her a call, too.

Alicia said...

Yay! Great job (to both you and Amariah)!

I noticed in your tweets that you are making homemade laundry soap! I didn't even know this was possible, but it sounds very cool. I would love to hear how you did it.

Travis said...

Congrats to my big baby woman! :-)

Angela said...

Alicia, can you email me at travisangela.squires@gmail.com? I'll send you the laundry soap recipe!

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