Grace has taken an interest in the potty.
It’s not like before when she wanted to use the potty, but couldn’t figure out what to do. This time, Grace wants to use the potty, and she’s actually making some small deposits therein.
It all started when her friend, O, got a special toy because he stayed dry all week.
The next morning, Grace proclaimed, I have to use the potty! And use the potty, she did.
Unless you count the 3-hour span during which I forgot to remind her to use the potty. During that time, she peed in her pull-up.
Totally my fault.
After my little mishap, I realized that I had to do something to make sure I reminded Grace to sit on the potty every hour.
Enter my cool and cute (and free!) kitchen timer.
Every time Grace sits on the potty, I set the timer for another hour. When the timer rings, she stops whatever she’s doing, and she goes and sits on the potty.
Grace likes this system. She likes the predictability. She likes being able to hear the timer buzzing. She knows it’s on her side, helping her out.
I like this system because Grace sits on the potty without being reminded. No arguments. No fuss.
Happily submitted to Works for Me Wednesday
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