Madelyn is just growing up way too fast. I teeter between wanting her to do "big girl" things and wanting her stay a baby forever. Well today, I think it is safe to say, she is doing big girl things whether I like it or not. M has an imaginary friend and she is potty trained.
The potty training happened out of shear laziness. I knew M was getting low on diapers but my week has been so hectic that I haven;t gotten to the store to buy more. Needless to say, I went to get her dressed yesterday morning and wouldn't you know, I had one diaper left. Wanting to save that diaper for a poopy situation, I decided to use one of the free pull ups a friend had given us. She is a bright girl, so she knew I was not putting on a diaper. I told her it was a pull up and she is not allowed to go potty in the pull up. So we went about our day as planned, just had to be conscience of potty breaks. She was soooooo good. She went before we left for the museum, then she went when we got there. Then she played for about 2 hours, and went when we left. Still no accident. When we got home she was tired and ready for a nap. I asked her if she needed to go potty and she said no. Well, she was right. She did not go potty while she napped. It was only when we started her a bath that she went in her pull up. But I have been told that some moms use the bath water running as a way of getting to kid to pee in the potty initially. So I didn't blame the girl. Then we got her dressed in her jam jams and put the one diaper I had on her. I had this vision of her in 20 minutes hiding in the corner pooping in our last diaper, and me not wanting to go get some more (again, lazy!) I asked her if she needed to go poopy. And she did. Twice. I called the day a success and vowed I would go get diapers first thing tomorrow. I was way too stressed.
So this morning she woke up, barely anything in her diaper, and I got her dressed with her last pull up. Then we headed to Costco for our diaper run. However, when we got there M said to me, "Me not wear diapers anymore." So I took that as a sign and decided to buy pull ups instead. We bought her undies for Christmas so I already had those at home. I just needed some pull ups, just in case... She came home, peed again before her nap and is not sleeping away. Hopefully not peeing the bed.
I am very proud of her. And excited that it wasn't a huge ordeal. I really feel blessed in that. I know she can regress, but that is what the pull ups are for. And I think we will go all undies tomorrow since we are home all day. Although I did ask her if she wanted to go get her big girl bed tomorrow now that she goes pee pee in the potty all the time and she got so excited. So the undies might have to come to IKEA with us. Update on that later.
The imaginary friend is another thing that just surfaced today. First off, imaginary friend's name is girl. So I am assuming she is a girl. All day today she was telling me that girl wanted what she was doing. At breakfast, "Girl wants some". And in the store she was telling her what to do the entire time. If I told her we were going this way, she would turn to girl and say, "Come on. Over here." With her little fingers motioning one way or the other. The little old ladies in Hobby Lobby just through she was adorable. I was just rolling my eyes. She was singing with girl. She was explaining to girl what everything in Hobby Lobby was (like she knows...). And she even asked Girl if she wanted to sit in my cart. She picked girl up, asked her if she wanted to be buckled then quickly told me she wanted to sit next to her. Then at the checkout stand she was having the most hilarious conversation with girl. They were dancing, falling on the floor and at one point she told girl, "We have to go back to mommy." There was a lady near by waiting in the customer service line just laughing at her. She said she just wanted to eat her up. She had two girls at home and she remembered when they had imaginary friends. But the best part was when I was driving home. I was talking to my REAL friend on the phone and I hear M yell, "I want baby back!" There are no babies in my car today since I left the house in a diaper focused hurry. So I looked back and realized she was yelling at Girl. I just laughed. She is a riot.
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