Sunday, March 8, 2009

Red Alert: This is a heavy-duty parenting post. Do not read any further if you cannot handle the joy.

So I'm super excited for reasons that all parents, and even non-parents, can completely understand! Drumroll please.....

BUTTERCUP CAN NOW OFFICIALLY WIPE HER OWN BOTTOM!

What can I say? I just got tired of doing it. I looked at her yesterday and thought, "You know what? The kid's almost 4 years old. Let her clean up her own dirty work."

At first the little princess was chagrined. She's used to sitting on her throne and doing her duty without reaping the consequences. Well I let her know that from now on, she can take care of her own kingdom! She whined a little more and sat on her throne a bit longer, but finally realized her "kingdom" needed to be wiped before she could continue with her princessing.

All is well. All is well.

Now all I have to do is convince Lou Lou that sitting on the potty is way better than squatting in a corner...


EDIT: Just to make it clear, Buttercup has been potty trained since she was 2 1/2 years old. She just hasn't liked to wipe her bum when necessary...

6 comments:

Katie said...

oh. my. gosh. I am really jealous. 2 in diapers. ugh.

Han-Bone said...

Congrats!! Leah tells me she wants to sit on the potty AFTER she's gone. :) Oh the joys. But you're one down!

megs said...

Just to make it clear, Buttercup has been potty trained since she was 2 1/2 years old. She just hasn't liked to wipe her bum when necessary...

Shelley said...

Yay! Gotta love those milestones!

Heidi and Matt said...

Yay...I'm always happy when they can do it....worry a little they aren't doing a great job...

Jayni said...

Way to go Megs! I knew you could put your foot down. I think the moment happened when I was on the phone with you...hahaha...I can just hear Buttercup whinning in the background for you to come and wipe her. Yay! Good work!