That’s because Pea starts montessori school in the New Year and they require her to be potty trained by the time she arrives. So yeah, game on.
Now, we’re not starting from scratch here. Pea has been going pee-pee and ta-ta in the potty for quite some time now. And we had fallen into a good rhythm for a while, with her asking to go and succeeding, much to our delight.
But like any belligerent toddler who senses that her parents really need her to do something important for them — a solid, if you will pardon the pun – Pea has begun her typical regression tactics.
Like when she started speaking, and then stopped, only to start babbling again like a giddy 12-year old on her first date a few weeks later.
Like when she started walking, and then stopped, only to start walking again like an Olympic speed-walker on world-record pace a few weeks later.
Like when she slept through the night, and then stopped, only to… oh, no, wait… we’re still working on that one.
So here we are, doomsday clock counting down to zero, fighting to get her back to where she used to be before we lose our deposit at a pretty good school.
Our plan is as follows: every weekend from here to January, Pea will be spending her waking time at home in a pair of brand new panties she personally picked out for herself this past weekend. We figure the best way to get her to stop peeing and deucing in her diaper is to go straight into her big girl underthings… to let her find out what the alternative to the potty is all about.
When we go out, and we will have to, she will be allowed a pull-up, to spare her (and us) the embarrassment of a public accident. But at home, it’s all panties all the time.
So, urbanmoms community, what do you think of our approach? What potty-training advice do you have for a guy who is a little on the desperate side? All comments welcomed.
In case I am not being clear, HELP!
Oh, and P.S. – If buying Pea a few dozen pairs of panties made me feel like she was growing up a little too fast, I can only imagine what her first training bra will be like. Wa-wa-waaaaaa. 🙁