I think the more appropriate title for this post would be toilet training. Isabella is now 6 years old and doesn't fit the potty anymore. The last installment to our journey to toilet training is her being able to wash herself up after a poop. Yes! Congratulations Isabella!
You see, I'm currently on a long leave to get ready to give birth to Isabella's baby sister. We have been conditioning Ella for the coming of the sibling and part of it is to make her realize that most of the attention would have to be given to the baby during her first few years. That means she's gonna have to be independent. The only thing she didn't like about the independent thing is to wash herself up after pooping because she thought it was yucky (...which was actually our fault. I read somewhere that parents are not supposed to refer to poop as yucky but as the body's normal way of getting rid of waste. If parents do, teaching kids to wash up would be quite a challenge!). So we thought about using the Good Deed and Rewards Cards! She got so excited, she finally allowed me to teach her how to do it. And once I taught her, it's like she's been doing it for a long time! She even envisioned washing the baby's! We're really proud of her!
your every woman,