This is possibly the worst period of mine and Matilda's life together. For the last two and a half years she's not been much trouble despite her being a rather spirited child, she took to breastfeeding immediately, weaning was a breeze, her speech and development advanced for her age. But now potty training has driven her to wild child status as well as, staging a hunger strike to boot. Barely anything passed her lips for 3 days except for water and milk.
In spite showing all the signs and understanding the concept of not doing her necessities in a nappy, she is refusing to be parted from it.. The first 3 days seemed to go past without major incident and I thought wow we're going to crack this in less than a week, thank goodness I waited until now. The the third day bought with it a staunch refusal to sit on the potty, consequently she weed all over two different friends sofas, did a huge poo on the carpet in the front room and didn't even bat an eyelid. And so it continues, yesterday she peed all over the garden, did a poo in her knickers (which she appears to have adopted as her nappy) simply carrying on with playing, sitting down without letting me know, like butter wouldn't melt.
Today we've had two puddles left in random places and one wee/poo in the potty which I was beside myself with. It was only because I was right next to her and saw a drop of wee splash to the floor so grabbed potty and her and put them both together. I can tell that this is going to be a long long process with my stress levels and grey hairs going through the roof. I have a mind to deduct a massage and hair colouring appointment out of her child benefit money after all this is over. Though I fear that we are only at the beginning of an excruciatingly long process. Let's hope the sun continues so Matilda can remain starkers in the garden, for it is a little like having an over excited puppy who pees all over the house, best to keep her outside.
We will persevere with the wee wee songs, Princess Polly, sticker charts, reward sweets and brand new all singing all dancing pink potty which is arriving tomorrow! The husband thinks all our troubles may be because I bought a cheepo potty that's blue rather than a more comfortable pink number. At this point I'm happy to try anything...wish me luck, it's been a long week and right now I can't see the light at the end of tunnel. I have visions of her starting secondary in an adultsized nappy...