Before my parenting journey started I had grand idea. I would be this cross between June Cleaver and Carol Brady. I had 12 years to prepare for this role and I would be the best mom. EVER! I would keep my house immaculate. I would bake cookies and brownies while making a gourmet meal for my family. Laundry would never pile up. My children would hit every milestone on time, if not early. I would be the mom other moms hated yet secretly envied. And then there is my reality. It is nothing like I envisioned. There are days that we have no clean clothes. At least not the clothes we want to wear. Dinner is a $5 pizza from Little C.easers. Maddie used a bottle until she was 16 months. And she is almost 3 and finally is potty trained. I thought that it would never happen!
My beautiful, sweet, princess is stubborn! She has known "how" to use the potty, but wouldn't do it consistently. She would ask for a diaper instead. I was getting frustrated! How hard could this be?!?! She is almost 3 and I am 36. How can I not teach this kid to use the potty?? Other kids are potty trained at 18 months. Many at age two. Then I took a step back and realized that it was not so much that she wouldn't, but that she couldn't. She did not have the bladder control. She would be running and just pee and never stop and notice. She wasn't making the decision to pee, it just happened. So I let it go and last week she asked for big girl panties. And it has been 10 days and she is doing great! No accidents in 3 days!!! It is so nice to be done with diapers!!!! She loved her diapers though.