|Super Duper Truse!|
Hurray for Greta!!! After a few half-hearted attempts over the last, oh, 11 months, I think we actually may be doing this for real. In the fall, when I mentioned to her teacher at the barnehage that she was occasionally using the potty, she responded, "oh, we don't usually do that until they're potty trained at home." I thought that was a bit of a cop-out, since she's at the barnehage 5 days a week. . . are we just going to potty train on weekends???
But her teacher noticed when the kids went outside to play after lunch, Greta would eventually, ahem, fill her diaper and then ask for a change. A bit of a hassle for the teacher, seeing that Greta was wearing about 5 layers of clothing. So she suggested to Greta that she sit on the potty before going outside, and lo and behold, Greta produced! This went on for a full week, and in the meantime she began wearing "Big Girl Pants"at home in the afternoons and evenings. Last Saturday we made a family shopping trip to the local mall to buy Big Girl Pants, just like Elmo did with Baby David and his Pappa. (Ok, Elmo bought Big Kid Underpants, but you can see why we used a little literary license with that one). These are also known around our household as Super Duper Truse, also borrowed from a new favorite Norwegian potty book, which heavily utilizes pink, purple, stars and stickers to reinforce the Great Fun of using a potte.
And one week into it, with a full week at the barnehage wearing Super Duper Truse, she's only had one accident on Day 1. Granted, she's in a diaper for outdoor play and naps but is generally dry after those, too. We've been told, quite proudly by our little one, that not only is she staying dry in her Truse, she's also using the big Doen (pronounced doo-ehn) at barnehage--the Big Toilet--just like the Big Kids.
And honestly, there is nothing cuter than seeing that little bum running around in little pink polka dot underwear.