Thursday, May 1st, 2008

the no baby method

Apparently, my strategy worked (that is removing all “designated” baby dolls from the premises)! Mimi did the #2 on the potty yesterday. And, I must say it was quite a masterpiece. Even Annie, who insisted she get a peek, was talking about it for the rest of the day. The first thing she described to Daddy upon his return home yesterday was how large Mimi’s doo-doo was. Mimi was quite proud of herself, too, not just because of the size but because she finally went #2 on the big girl potty. I even gave her an extra M&M over the allotted 3 for going poo.

The strange thing though is that Mimi has evidently formed a bond with baby flipflop. The original baby was returned to Mimi, but Mimi wanted nothing more than her beloved shoe.

Sorry to keep on about this, but I’m shrieking with laughter every few minutes around here. She sleeps with it, she’s found a bed for it, she feeds it, she carries it everywhere with her (even on car trips). It’s too much! I need her to stop making me laugh so much!

In case you’re wondering, that’s a bottle nuzzled in between baby’s “lips”.

5 Responses to “ the no baby method ”

  1. Maggie Roe says:

    Good Job Mimi! I’m so proud of you! Way to Go!

    (Can you tell I’ve said this a time or two?)

    Hopefully the trend will continue. For us it seemed that once he realized how easy it was to go on the potty, the pull-up routine stopped. Score!

  2. Jen says:

    Thanks for the congrats, Maggie. We are certainly very proud that this stage has been almost conquered. So far she has gone #2 twice this morning. Both times was a lot, too. I’m beginning to wonder if she can do it on demand because she knows that she will now get 3 M&M’s for her troubles.

  3. Shoebox Princess says:

    Party time! Woohoo! Now you know what to bribe her with. “I’ll get you another flip-flop baby if you put all your toys away…”

  4. Jen says:

    Yes, I wish it was always as simple as flipflops. Some much more could be accomplished in this world.

  5. Jenni says:

    I have some other flip flops she might like. Colorful ones!!! That is just so funny.

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