About 2 weeks ago, we decided it was time to potty train the Bean. She’ll be three this summer and had been showing all the signs of being ready for quite some time. So we bit the bullet, put her in some big girl undies and gave it a whirl. Thankfully, within 2 days she was pretty much trained- we were all shocked at how quickly little Ms. Stubborn took to things.
Today, after being snowed in all day, I decided to throw caution to the wind and take her out of the house to a local bounce house and restaurant without a diaper on. Thankfully she didn’t have any accidents- but she did insist on going to the bathroom in the restaurant 5 times within the hour we were there. Five. Times. Since she’s still newly trained, I didn’t want to take the chance that she didn’t have to go, so off we went each and every time.
Each time we’d leave the bathroom, I’d remind her that we were at a restaurant and that it’s not polite to talk about potty things at the table. And each time as we’d approach our table, she’s happily yell out to the Hubs what exactly she did in the bathroom. “Daddy- I went pee-pee on the potty!!” she’d proclaim, bursting with pride over how big she was now.
Thank goodness the snow scared off most people tonight so we didn’t really have any neighboring dinners to worry about. I can’t imagine hearing about my daughters bathroom exploits would be good for anyone’s appetite!