In recent weeks, Mila has begun to tell us when she’s gone “poopoo” and occasionally, “peepee”. I thought, why not get a potty and start getting Mila used to it. A few days ago, her grandmother purchased a “Dora” potty for Mila, so we set it up in the bathroom and explained its purpose to Mila.
At first Mila was excited – that was when she stayed in her PJs to sit on the toilet. She would say, “mommy peepee” and point to the big toilet and, “I pee” and sit on hers.
The first real test was right before her bath. She wanted to “peepee”, so I took off her diaper and told her to sit on the potty. She yelled, “no no no!” and stood next to it staring…as she proceeded to pee all over my floor. Ok, won’t be doing that again.
Only a day or two later, we were in the bathroom and Mila wanted to potty again. She sat down and then I explained that she needed to take her clothes off. Bad choice of words on my part because she began an attempt at removing her shirt. I laughed and assisted her with her pants. She still had her diaper on, but she was sitting on the potty. Little steps; I can handle this.
Mila sat there and sat there until I was ready to leave the bathroom. I told her we were done, but she didn’t want to move. She screamed and yelled, “nooooo! I pee! I pee!”. I eventually had to drag her off the potty and out of the bathroom, kicking. I have a feeling this isn’t going to be an easy task.