in all my adventures in parenting thus far the one i have always dredded most was potty training. with henry i didn't even think about it until he turned three. with daphne however, she has shown extreme intrest off and on over the last year. a year ago i knew baby anna was on the way and i just didn't want to cross that bridge yet. so here we are a year later and we are in the trenches.
much to my surprise daphne is doing a wonderful job. she has had very few accidents but she has been holding on to a certain type of bathroom issue for over a week.
yesterday ross and i felt that we were going to have to help expedite this issue with a few dried apricots. i gave her four as i was making her lunch...this may sound like a lot to some of you but our daughter has a very slow system and so four is what it usually takes to get her going. ross came in a bit later and said let's just give her two more. well at some point our apricot loving daughter got into the bag of apricots and ate an unknown amount. we knew what this would mean for the afternoon.
sure enough a few hours later she took care of business and i was sure we had averted disaster. then a little later she went again but then i heard her say as she ran towards me "oh no mommy. i need go potty." before we got there that said disaster i believed we averted earlier came with full force and sound effects i didn't know a little tummy could make. i got her all cleaned up and put her in the tub just in case. all is well now and she is no longer afraid of taking care of that kind of issue on the potty...though she may be afraid of apricots now!
side note: oxi clean is amazing!! i soaked the disaster stained underwear for 10 minutes and then washed them and they look as white as snow. what a great product.