Oh crum. I had this post saved in a draft and didn't realize it was saved for later publication. I wasn't planning on posting until we had complete success. Oh well.
Back in May 2011
We've been potty-training. For almost two weeks I hardly left the house. Torturous. She has had remarkable success IF she walks around 'bottomless'. It certainly is something to be proud of, however, that behavior might throw a wrench in our social endeavors. And while she totally gets the idea of it - she's definitely not bought into the concept yet.
And for Gianna, I think it's more about the reward than it is about the milestone. She is totally motivated purely by those little gummy treats. She actually tries to 'make' herself urinate just to earn a little gummy treat. One day she announced her potty success and invited me to "Come and see...and let's go get a treat." The potty was dry and I said, "Gianna, there's nothing in your potty." Her reply...
"Well, I know, but can I just have a gummy treat?"
We tried underwear, which she loves, but it must give her that familiar security she's used to and she doesn't want to bother with the removal of them.
Not long after she donned her first pair of Tinkerbell undies she told me,
"Oh wow....that sure is hot."
"What's hot, Gianna?"
"My teetee on my legs."
One step forward, two steps back.