This year has already been full on. The twins started preschool, then moved into big beds. Now potty training.
I need a lie-down!
Potty training though seemed to ‘happen by accident’ – (forgive the pun!). Last week Lottie said to me:
Lottie: “No nappy Mummy”
Me: “You don’t want your nappy on?”
Me: “Are you sure?”
Lottie: “Yes Mummy, no nappy, blurghh”
Me: Get a bit panicky and hot, as I’m not ready for this. Even though clearly, she is.
You see – I’ve been DREADING it. No exaggeration.
For a few reasons…a) we don’t have a downstairs toilet and b) I’ve heard it’s a lot of hassle and c) I didn’t fancy making life any more difficult right now.
However…so far, so good (has crossed fingers). Lottie’s actually been great.
She has preferred going straight into big girl pants rather than wear pull-ups, as she keeps forgetting to tell me when she has pull-ups on. And she’s OK at using a potty or the toilet, although she prefers the toilet. We’ve had a few little accidents, but nothing major and she’s been really grown up about it all!
We are about a week in, and we are yet to venture out too far from home, but I don’t think she will be long.
Harry, you ask? Well, Harry has been a completely different story…
Harry: “I want a sweetie too”
Me: “But Lottie gets one because she went on the potty”
Harry: “Awww, me want one too”
Me: “Well do you want to start going on the potty then? And then you can have sweets”
Harry: “No thanks”
That’s how he feels about it. Literally can’t be bothered. Not worth it, not even for a sweetie.
They’re both exactly 2.5 years old now and as the Health Visitor recently told me, this is the “perfect age to start toilet training”. But she also said that girls are often ready earlier than boys, and so it would be OK to do them one at a time. Which of course I am now experiencing.
Everything with my twins so far has been done in tandem. Weaning, napping, preschool, toddler beds…however I guess with this one, Lottie is attempting first.
And Harry – will go when Harry is ready.
Wish me luck.