Monday, August 3, 2009

Princess Of The Porcelain Throne


We’re in potty-training mode these days. Yes, I know its shameful that my child is three and Ive just now started. She has been ready for months.

I have not.

Ive been holding out, hopeful that our crazy transient life will stabilize enough that I know can be consistent in training her.

Ive given up on that ever happening.

Waiting for stability is clearly a lost cause. Im thinking it may be frowned upon for her to enter kindergarten still in Pampers, so, come what may, we’re ditching diapers.

Bound and determined to make this fun, I purchased a sparkly pink crown (incentive…to be worn only when sitting on her throne), a bundle of Disney princess panties and a bonus size bag of M&M’s. (Because, of course, I get rewarded with chocolate when she goes too!)

She’s a smart one that girl. Since she gets chocolate whenever she goes “stinky” she’s figured out how to capitalize on that idea. The child will produce a tiny bit every 15 minutes, thus being rewarded with chocolate 12 times a day rather than just once.

She picks out which princess she wants to wear (and proudly pulls up her skirt to show any and everyone that she is donning Cinderella today). Every day we have the same diologue:

“Isabelle, isn’t it nice to have panties instead of a diaper? Jasmine doesn’t want to get wet. Keep her dry.”

She outsmarted me today when we went through the routine with Arielle

“But Mommy” she retorted. “Little Mermaid like da water”

……hmmmmmm….she got me there!

Look at these lovely little fairies I found dancing in my garden today…


Anonymous said...

Man, they just get cuter and sweeter with each new picture!


Donna said...

Beautiful pics!!!!

Anonymous said...

At this point, Mandy, you should have just trained both kiddos in diapers!

Laura said...

This post is hilarious!!! Don't worry, Caleb is 3 1/2 and we are still working on potty training.

We would love to get together with you when you get back. I would be happy to meet you somewhere. We live off Exit 22 on I-26, so it really isn't that far from Columbia. I can't wait to see Evie and Graysen together!!! The two little Transposition heart buddies.

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katherine said...

DYING laughing. OHhhh too funny Isabelle Katherine. She really got you with the Ariel thing didnt she? :)

Lacey said...

beautiful fairies. I wish I had some in my yard :)

Amanda-The Family News! said...

What sweet pics!! And yes, I am right there with you on the potty training thing. Avery will be 3 in Sept and we are just now really getting started with the training...hopefully Lauren catches on quick too - she's in monkey see, monkey do stage right now!!!!

likeschocolate said...

too cute! I had to laugh with the part when you said she goes every 15 minutes. Who can blame her when chocolate is involved.

taylor said...

Love those pictures!!!!

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