Monday, February 25, 2008

She's a big girl now...if only!


Lately, Ellie has developed an interest in being a big girl - which entails wearing cutie patootie underwear, but most decidely does not include keeping them dry. She talked her older sister into letting her wear underwear yesterday, and even produced a substantial amount of the fine yellow liquid in her junior potty.

However, things took a dark turn after that. It became a little too quiet, the kind of quiet that has me thinking she's fallen asleep in of her creative nap nests, but not this time. We found her standing buck nekkid over a darkened spot of carpet in her bedroom. She kept saying, "Ah s'gusting, mommy."

Mr. Triumph cleaned up the floor, I did some laundry, and Michelle cleaned up Ellie - no harm done. That is until Ellie kept crying in her sleep last night. I got her up and made her a midnight snack, but somewhere in there she had stripped down to her skivvies and put her jammie pants back on. A couple hours later she was inconsolable and s'gusting again. Only this time the darkened spot managed to drench her pillow, sheets and comforter. Gah! What was this, what was going on?

I still haven't figured it out, but just a few minutes ago, my mothersense (like spidey sense for moms whose children who are getting into mischief) started tingling - clanging, really. I sent Michelle on a mission to locate Ellie, and I caught a glimpse of her very nekkid bum (creative spelling very much intended) running into the bathroom.

If your guess is Miss Ellie, in the bedroom (again), with the pee (in the heater vent, I might add)....give yourself 50 points because you are brilliant! And since you're so brilliant do you have any suggestions for us, because we haven't been in the potty training business for six years or so. I'm thinking of lining her room with newspaper.

It worked on the dog.

11 comments:

Cocoa said...

Hahahaha! Sorry for laughing, it's just {{chuckle, chuckle}} so funny what little ones do when they are "in training". I have no ideas or suggestions, however, which I realize is totally lame having done this with six daughters.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh-that's funny (well for the rest of us. Maybe not so much for whoever gets to clean it up.) Anyway, it's been quite awhile for me so I'm sorry I don't have any good suggestions. Good luck with that. --J.

b. said...

It's been a while for me too...but I couldn't stand cleaning out panties so I just let 'em run around nekkid.

Remember, she isn't ready until she's ready.

Elizabeth-W said...

B, I think she's ready. We just have to contain her readiness. The heater vent is killing me! :( So sorry about that, my friend.
What about a couple pair of trainer pants under the fancy panties? I think I remember doing that--not myself, but to my children.

Corrie said...

The funny thing about this is I never even try with my kiddos until they're about 3 - I just don't think they can do it without a lot of accidents before then.

And I hate cleaning out messy underpants - blech (I end up throwing them out).

But if I have to humor her, I think I'll try using the thicker training pants under her underwear, it might at least contain the spill overs.

John-Michael said...

I want to find a quiet nook where I can assure her sense of comfort ... and slowly and gently open the door to her telling me what she feels ready to, and really wants to do. Then the two of us collaborate on how we are going to go about it. With prior approval for "adjustments for contingencies." Perhaps this could allow her some ownership in the process ... and give her a sense of control over her own part in it.

Corrie said...

jm - i really think she's just wanting to be like the older gals, yet not quite able to do it.

Am'n2deep said...

Sorry, I am laughing--but only because you made it so funny. :)

Oh, I do NOT miss potty training! I wish I could give some good advice, but...

Corrie said...

am'n - it's all downhill from here (once she's got the hang of it, of course)

up in bubbles said...

I think that is a great story. I laughed hard. I am sorry though that you have to deal with it. I wait till they are at least 3 years old and they want to do it. I have never had to deal with an accident.(so nice) when they are ready they will go. Of course I only have boys it may be diffrent with girls. I also tell them that the pee pee and poop want to be with their family and all their family lives down at the bottom of the slide. They will be sad if they don't get to go. It worked everytime. GOOD LUCK. love ya

Amber said...

oh man, you're lucky she's so darn cute!!! ;)