I was going to be one of those mothers who had her children completely potty trained before their 2nd birthday. After all I had been using the toilet for over 20 years, couldn't be that hard to teach somebody else to do it, right?
Bella was 3 months shy of her third birthday by the time we got her trained. And that was because after 2 weeks of having 3 children in diapers after Hoss was born I decided THAT was enough. She was trained within a week. I have several really good excuses for why she was so old before we potty trained her. Want to hear them? No. O.k.
Then there was Buddy. He turned 2 in September. I was going to start potty training him the following Spring. (long story as to why I was waiting until spring) Around January or February of this year he got tired of waiting and started potty training himself. I'm serious. I think it had a little bit to do with gummy Shrek treats that he wanted to get his hands on and his teeth in.
So now two potty trained kids later I am still buying diapers for 3. Why? Because nobody is night time trained. They aren't even nap time trained. I have tried half heartedly with Bella but the girl pees... a lot. And let's face it. When they are still making diapers big enough to fit, sometimes it is just easier to slap one on and send them on their way.
N and I are taking a financial class and so sat down to do the budget on Tuesday night. When I realized I may one day have to decide between my Peanut M&Ms (a staple for me) and diapers for my kids, I sent Elyse to bed for her nap without a diaper the very next day. And... she woke up dry. Did it again the next day, and, she woke up dry. It's now been 5 days in a row with no nap time accident. Go Bella!! We're going to master that for a couple more days and then aim for nighttime. Then on to Buddy... unless he beats me to it. If all else fails maybe I can find a way to make diapers out of M&M packages.