Thursday, October 7, 2010


Annie and Maddie are showing some interest in the bathroom.  I should feel very happy about it.  I should.  What I feel is more like terror.  Potty training twins?  Yikes.

So the other night I took Emma and Elizabeth with me to go pick up our babysitter.  (Our once a month date was early in the month!)  Upon my return, Ryan informed me that the twins wanted to try using the toilet.  Ryan tried to put Maddie on the toilet without the little Sesame Street insert.  She didn't go for it.  Ryan dug out the insert for Annie from under the sink, and she happily perched up there.  And she tinkled. :o)

The toilet insert was removed from the toilet and placed on the floor.

Later it was bath time.  Once the twins were washed, they were wrapped in towels and we started to head down to get diapers and pjs.  When we came back to the bathroom for brushing teeth, we noticed a puddle on the floor.  A yellow one.  Right under the Sesame Street insert. 

Maddie got out of the tub first.  I'm guessing she figured out the insert.

Another milestone reached together.


Heidi E said...

That is so great if they are ready to potty train, but I think I would be just like you and be terrified of the idea of potty training twins. I hope they are really good for your sake.

Natalie said...

Impressive! Just think, once they are potty trained no more changing diapers!!! Whoo-hoo!!

Bingham Family said...

"Twins" and "potty training" don't sound TOO frightening by themselves... but put them together and I can understand your terror. Good luck. At least they are girls. Just think about doing it for four years or so with twin boys. Now that sounds like fun. :)

Danae said...

Natalie- I am looking forward to not having to change diapers anymore. I think we are going to have a celebration when that day arrives. :o)
I know girls are supposed to be easier than boys to potty train, but both the older two girls were anything but easy. Emma showed no interest at 3 1/2 years, so it was a struggle. And Elizabeth? Well, she had at least one accident nearly every day until she was about 4 1/2 years old. Maybe I do it wrong, but potty training is a nightmare here.