Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's Potty Time!

Congratulations to Ava. She's a big girl now.

Three, count 'em, THREE mornings in a row she has awakened with a dry diaper! She has consistently been doing both of her, ahem, jobs on the big girl potty. She has a little toilet seat that fits right on the commode. When she's "All done!" she knows to flush the toilet.


Granted, she has to be reminded. Often. It's funny to watch, because Laura is very dramatic and enthusiastic when she asks Ava to use the bathroom.

Ava, do you want to use the big girl potty?! You do??
Let's go! Oh,my goodness! You are such a big girl! Oh, my goodness, I am so proud! Yeah, Ava! *clap*clap*clap*

Heck, I wanted to sit on the big girl pot myself!

Being a grandma, I had to run right out and buy some big girl undies. Dora the Explorer, size 2T. Cutest things I ever saw. I presented them to her in a pretty gift bag with pink tissue paper. She, of course, tossed the paper to the floor, ignored the panties, and assumed the bag was her new purse--which she promptly hoisted onto her shoulder just like the big girls. All this while sporting wet hair because she had just dipped her head into the toilet. Thankfully, the water was clean!

By the way, all of this has been accomplished by using some tricks supplied by Laura's sister, Liz, who works at a preschool/daycare. One strategy is to only change her diaper while she is standing, so that she gets used to the idea that she can no longer be passive about toileting. Interesting, huh? They also suggest putting their pretty undies right over the top of the diaper. Whatever the method, it seems to be working. I'm so proud of her!


Heather said...

WOW!!! That is great! Congratulations Ava!!! I love the tips she gave. Especially the standing up thing. I would have never thought of that.

Every minute counts.... said...

Congrats! That is wonderful. I have heard about the standing and another tip was only change them in the bathroom.


Laura said...

That's wonderful!!!!! YEAH AVA!

Julie said...

That is awesome. Maybe she could give Noah a call.:)

Katie said...

LOL i just sprayed coffee out my nose reading the wet hair from the toilet comment!
Well done Ava!!!! That is fantastic :)

Nancy said...

Holy cow! You, GO, AVA! Our kids are growing up! :)

Tara said...

YAY Ava!!!!!I love how she dipped her head in the toilet :)

nichole said...

woohoo - go Ava!!!

Penny said...

Wow..........I can't belive it!. That is so great! Congratulations.
Keith is STILL not potty trained and does not "get it" yet.

Mercedes said...

Oh, congratulations!!!! That is so excellent!

Ava Jewel Leilani said...

Super Job Ava!!! Congratulations, way to go!!!