we're gonna dooo the monkey

I apologize in advance if you can’t get this damn Wiggles song out of your head.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpYBANpkHew

Note that she’s wearing Thomas the Tank Engine underpants (which are actually boys’ underpants, but they don’t make Thomas for girls, and really, who cares at this age? It’s not like 2 year-old boys use the flap in front either).

But, yes. Underpants. Not diapers, not Pull-Ups. The real deal. She is still wearing Pull-Ups sometimes; always at nap and bedtime, but if she wants to wear them other times, I don’t really care as long as she keeps it dry. The other day she wore the same Pull-Up for about 24 hours, because she kept it dry the whole time – even when she was asleep.

She’s not 100% there yet, as we have yet to see a single poop in the potty, but still. MAJOR progress. She’s even used the potty at our neighbor’s house and at Dave’s office. I’m sort of stunned at how much easier it was this time compared to three months ago. I guess giving her some time to get used to the idea was all she needed.

So, that jumping & arm-flailing dance of pure joy you see at the beginning of this video? That about sums up my reaction to this whole potty-training business. Jump to the front & back, indeed, Wiggles.

  1. Ooh, Ooh, ahh, ahh! Ooh, Ooh, ahh, ahh!! Do the monkey… Yes, it’s sad that I know some of the words to the Wiggles.

    So glad potty training is going well, before you know it she’ll be going in the potty ALL the time and you can start putting the diaper money aside for booze, or Catie’s college fund. You know, whatever works best!!!