Can you believe it? Julia's finally potty training. She used the potty successfully for the first time last week, and yesterday she wore underwear to school and didn't have a single accident. This might have a little do to with the fact that we're bribing her with Skittles and gummy bears, but what the heck, it's working :) It's actually pretty funny. There are times when she gets a candy craving, then tells us she needs to use the potty, and will sit there on the toilet, *willing* herself to do the deed. A few times nothing has happened, and she looks at me and says, "But mommy, I *want* to potty!" So we've started to make stipulations on exactly how much pee is a candy-worthy potty (poop always gets double-candy, though ;) ).
She gets the sweetest smile on her face when the tinkling starts. She is very proud of herself!
She wore her favorite pair of pineapple undies to school yesterday. I told her I wasn't packing any extra, so if she dirtied them, she'd have to be in a diaper the rest of the day. So she did perfectly, then at bathtime asked if she could wear the pineapple undies again today. I said, "No, they're dirty now." And she said, "But I didn't pee or poopie in them!"