Thursday, April 10, 2008

Potty training

Maddie just turned 17 months old, so even though we aren't really "potty training" yet, we did get her a potty to practice on. Keith and I have a feeling (or at least a big HOPE) that she'll be easy to train because she's already able to point to her diapers when she has messy ones. On two different occasions she's been able to pee-pee and poo in the potty, but usually by the time she does her signal and we rush into the bathroom, it's too late. I guess her signaling in those cases is more of a "by the way, in case you are interested and would like to do something about it, my diapers are in need of some attention."

In case all you grown-ups have forgotten, just getting onto the potty can be quite a physical feat! First you squat down and crabwalk BACKWARDS towards the potty.
Then, while doing the splits, you lift your rear high into the air and shuffle your feet backwards once again.

After much maneuvering, you finally make it into a sitting position! Whew! That alone is a workout, let alone the actual pottying part.

On another note, we were calling Keith today (he's been in San Francisco all week for a conference) and Maddie decided to use her sharing skills and teach Lucy how to talk on the phone! So hilarious. Lucy's such a patient dog! I'm so glad I had my camera ready!! :-)
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5 comments:

Heather Elizabeth said...

Love these photos! Let me know if you come across any potty training tips. Boston is so not interested and he is 2 and a half now. He keeps saying "later." I told him "later is over."

Reshma McClintock said...

I love the "play by play" Lisa :) Super cute! ...resh.

Allison McKenney said...

I wish I could have seen her do this last Saturday! Thanks for not posting the actual pee...hee hee...

Katy said...

So fun! I'd forgoten the sweetness of potty training, or maybe I never found it? Hum. Either way this was CUTE!

Anna Marie said...

I wonder if this approach to the potty will continue through the years. It makes me giggle to think.:) Maddie is so sweet!