12/8/10

Leah still wears diapers.

There.  I said it.



Potty training is pretty non-existant.

I could beat myself up and say that if I was a stay-at-home-mom I would have potty trained her by now, but I'm not going to do that.  Kids whose parents work eventually stop wearing diapers! 



I'm ok with her not being trained; some people complain about how much they hate it, but it doesn't bother me that much.  I don't have to keep a potty in the car for emergencies; I don't have to find the restroom in every single facility we visit; I don't mind the cost of diapers.  (Because I sleep on a bed of dollar bills.  No, really because they're not that expensive.)


We've always raised Leah by following her lead on what she needs.  By stepping back and paying attention, I've been able to figure out what she's saying, thinking, feeling. 

I bought her a potty before she turned one, because I thought that I could coax her into training early.  But, I should have known better.  She'll do it when she's ready.  


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4 comments:

Amanda said...

Your last sentence was the key - she'll do it when she's ready. It has nothing to do with being a working mom instead of a stay-at-home mom (and you know that)! They all 'get it' at different times; nobody goes to kindergarten in a diaper. Hang in there!

hans brawn said...

I imagine she is potty trained by now but if not completely don't worry. I have a 26 month old grand daughter and she explained to her mother when she was trying to potty train her that she was just not interested. Made me laught. Just a few months later she wanted to start dance. Her mom said she could not until she was potty trained. One month later she was dry day and night. I guess she found something that interested. Everything is fine now. Just take life one day at a time and it makes life much more fun and interesting.

j.c. delgaudio said...

Try the towel potty training method.

Anonymous said...

just like anything she will do it when she is ready, and on her back with her legs spread wide open I know what she is ready for and I am happy to oblige her she will taste great