Noah started potty training today.
Surprisingly, one day last week when I asked he said, "Sure Mom!" and ran into the bathroom. And, oh boy, did we celebrate and do happy dances like you wouldn't believe after that big stinky was done. It was almost bedtime so when I asked him what his reward should be he chose making brownies (recipe here) with me in the morning.
I had no complaints about making brownies at breakfast time.
I don't know how a typical first day of potty training goes, but I'd say it was pretty successful. Noah was happy, compliant and so proud of himself. By the end of the day he was telling me that he had to go instead of me just taking him. I guess that's good, right? There were a few accidents, but he told me every time and added in the sweetest apology.
He's excited to fill up his McQueen potty chart, because that means that we get to go have lunch with Daddy at work. I love how stickers are like magic to little kids. And he's already decided that the next chart he fills up will be rewarded with a ride on the carousel at the mall. I'm trying to keep the potty chart rewards as something we DO instead of something we BUY, which will make it more fun for all of us, I think.
Here's to hoping day two is successful, and that I don't go crazy staying home for a second day!