Yesterday, February 6th was my daughter’s 2 year and 9 month birthday. It was also our first outing without a diaper so far from home. I thought we should do something fun! About a block away from our old apartment is a riding stable and facility. We pass the stable whenever we visit my sister and the day before Kira saw the horses out and about and asked if we could go visit them. I promised her the next day and here we are…
I know some adults that would not get this close but my girl is fearless!!!
I swear the look on that horse’s face was “Shouldn’t you be crying little one?”, “Don’t you see how big I am?”
Kira’s response…”Mummy can I pet him?”
Oh and we made it through the day with total success. No accidents or close calls. She’s loves beening a “big girl” now!!
I won’t bore you with all the details but I will say that we started “hard core” training on Thursday (she had been using the potty every night before bed for months but was in a diaper all the time). The diaper came off in the morning and we went from there. By Monday we were 7 miles away from home and a clean bathroom and we made it…Thank God!
Any website that says parents look forward to this milestone in there child’s life is telling the truth but what it doesn’t say is how much it’s gonna “suck” (pardon my language) and how much patience it’s going to require to get through it. I was the one putting it off not Kira. She was awesome and ready. The only “problem” we have now is she wants to take care of the entire process by herself and actually asks to be left alone to take care of her “project” (her word). I’m sure you get what this means…a potentially messy/smelly tush. That’s what we are working on now. Getting her to let mummy help her. Did I mention how much fun this is?!?!
In the end, having a confident and happy child is truly worth it….