After weighing my options, I settled in on the "potty train your child in one day" approach. Seriously, with a promise like that why would anyone go elsewhere? So I picked up the book. I think I was expecting a little more of a light read. Who knew it took a few hundred pages to teach you how to do something you've been doing since you were two?
The next project was the potty chart. The book had a pretty fancy chart with specific squares, times, etc. Mine looked like this...
If you can't read my amazing text it says, tried! pee! and poop! Yup, spent a lot of time on that.
The other area that I slacked just a little was the doll. Now little miss Dolly wears matching panties as the potty trainee. The book suggests you pull out the sewing machine and make the panties fit Dolly's bottom snugly. That is a thought, though you know what's faster? The sumo knot.
Yeah, like I was going to waste an entire set of panties on the doll. Though Scarlet did seem a little confused when her panties didn't have a big ball of knotted fabric in the back...
"Daddy poop, Scarlet poop, baby poop in diaper!"
After naps, Scarlet got to open a package of panties just for her and we tried them on. Then the morning went pretty much like the afternoon but with Scarlet's tush on the toilet instead. After guzzling our weight in liquid, Scarlet had to pee a total of 4 times. Three of them made it into the potty! It was hard to tell how much of the success was good timing but I was pretty dang proud of myself. And Scarlet, of course.
I think she likes it.