Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Melanie will sit Whitney on the potty at home every once in a while and the staff in Whit's class will take her to the bathroom quite a bit during the school day. So we've all been trying to form the habit. The missing piece has been for her to actually go.
Then one day two weeks ago we got a frantic call from the school around lunch time. Melanie and I didn't get to the phone in time, but her teacher left an excited message about Whitney actually using the bathroom. She kept her diaper dry and used the potty instead. Everyone in class was so excited that they decided to celebrate. One of the teachers aids ran to the store and picked up treats and they listened to music and praised Whit for her accomplishment. Melanie and I had to laugh at the big deal they made of it. But they were right for encouraging her.
At home we've been doing the same and she's actually made it to the bathroom a couple of additional times. Most of the time she still just goes in her diaper. But even an occasional success is a step in the right direction. Sometimes progress comes slowly. But every milestone sure feels good.