Look at those angelic faces!
You would think by numbers 5 and 6 I'd know a little something about potty training, but darned if these two aren't giving me a run for my money. We've tried individual potty chairs, cute undies with favorite characters, gummy bear treats, raising the roof in celebration of 'deposits,' and nothing works. I can set the timer to put them on the chair every five minutes, but somewhere between two and three they spring a leak. They can make the best noises and expressions with nothing to show for it. Some days they are synchronized poopers and some days they are individualized. Some days I realize they just aren't ready because they don't recognize the urge to go, but every time I leave $42 at Wal-Mart for two cases of diapers I come home with a new resolve to make this happen. I've gotten on my hands and knees and told them how awesome it is when they tell mommy they need to go. They grin and say, "Yeah, poo poo in the potty" ... and they tell me after the deed is done! So I've started watching them like a hawk for signs of distress :) It gets pretty funny when they're synchronized. I'm scooping one up, pressing the back of the diaper, saying, "Wait! Let's go in the potty," sliding into the bathroom while hurriedly yanking off jeans and trying to set the angel on the toilet without scaring him or her to death. Then I notice the other one is at it, so we replay the whole thing into another bathroom, hoping and praying the other will stay seated until I can get back there. The upside: it's a great workout! And it keeps me laughing at myself (most of the time).
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