Melody is finally succeeding at potty training! I am very happy about this. She is three years and three months old. She has been quick in language skills and fine motor skills, but more relaxed about physical milestones. She rolled over at 5 months, crawled at 11 months, and walked at 13 months. Each milestone was preceded with much caution. She is like her daddy in this way.
This is our third attempt at potty training. In the first two attempts she would pee on herself every single time. She would look down at her wet self with surprise and say with alarm, "Somebody peed on herself!" Pooping was even worse. One time when she was naked, so pooped all over the rug -- little balls of hard poop. Before I could get to it, Leah put a piece of it in her mouth. Yes, that's right, my second born has tasted poop. I did a good job of not freaking out until Melody let out a peel of laughter. I was digging around in Leah's mouth and scraped poop off her teeth, when Melody gleefully said, "SHE'S EATING MY POOOOOOP. HAHAHA!!!!!!!!" To that I responded loudly, "THIS IS NOT FUNNY!"
Later that day as I was telling the story to Chad, I said, "Potty training is a good time to get me flowers." He heeded the hint, and bought me some later that week.
This morning I was vacuuming the girls' room with the door closed. They both hate the loud noise. They were in the living room watching a movie (of course) and I heard Melody yell, "MOMMY!!!! I peed and pooped in my potty!!!" Her little potty is in the living room (in front of the tv, of course). I turned off the vacuum and ran into the living room to find her sitting on the little blue/white plastic toilet. Under her in the removable container was pee and a huge piece of poop!!! Hoorrray!! She immediately got ice cream and made two phone calls to daddy and grammy about the big news. "I peed and pooped on the potty and now I have ice cream. Bye."
I hope Leah is easier and younger at this potty-training game.