When I decided to potty train Madeline, I used the same approach as I did Sophia. Put her on the potty at 1.5 years old, and.........and........and........nothing. Whaaaaat? How can this be? Where is the happy, giggly little kid that loves to read books while she sits on her throne? Oh no, I had the kid that threw daggers with her eyes if I even suggested using the potty. Time for a new approach.
Then came diabetes.
A newly potty training 2 year old, with diabetes, is a very bad combination. Add a sleep deprived, highly over caffeinated mom, and then it just turns into crazy town. My plate was so full, potty training was pushed to page "whenever" of my to do list. I truly did not care if she went to college in diapers. No easy, and the lemon just got squeezed in my eyes.
One year later, before Madeline's 3rd birthday, I decided I was ready to take on the challenge of potty training again. I now faced a new dilemma. I could no longer use M&M's as my potty bribe. Madeline had become very comfortable in diapers, and really had no desire to use the potty. Sticker charts, trinkets and toys were my only source of bribes. Oh how I missed those M&M's. Freaking diabetes.
A 1.5 unit of insulin shot for a huge 30 carb piece of cake was well deserved. Not just for being a big girl using the potty, but for being a big girl living with diabetes.
Diabetes can go suck a lemon.
Now, where do I find poop party decorations?