Potty Training: The Show Down

Potty Training: The Show Down

Today is the day that we chose to start La Rubia with potty training.  Honestly, I haven’t seen any signs from the heavens that she’s ready…we get the occasional disappearing pooper and the announcements of “I pee pee,” I poop,” and “I stink…gross,” but nothing truly concrete.

From day 1 La Rubia has been a different little cookie.  Totally different than La Grande.  La Grande is quiet, compliant, and independent.  La Rubia is loud, defiant, and a cuddler.  I love each of them for their difference.  I love the “rule regulator” I have in La Grande and the “woo girl” I have in La Rubia.

Our parenting style has been mostly consistent, particularly when it comes to routine and acceptable behavior, but our approaches to yield the results we desire are like night and day. I expect that potty training won’t be any different.

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