It’s Thursday. And at this point, we have officially survived 5 1/2 days of potty training our 2-year-old.

It’s already been one helluva ride folks.

We purchased this potty chair for Cadence months ago…

We knew it might be awhile before she actually started using it, but we wanted her to start getting used to the idea, and used to the chair. After all, the thing sings to you. It’s got a little sensor in the removable tray, and just a few drops of liquid (or solid for that matter) starts the fanfare of music.

At this point, I’m starting to wonder if Cadence is going to start developing some sort reverse performance anxiety…like, maybe she’ll be a teenager and she’ll have trouble going to the bathroom without a 6-piece band and a loud round of applause.

And I can’t say that I’m helping. After a rough day yesterday where she ran away and yelled “No! No! No!” every time I asked her if she needed to use the potty (only to pee on the floor not 20 seconds later), I was so excited today when she used the potty today for the 12th time in a row with no accidents that I jumped and hollered and clapped so loud that a picture actually fell off the wall.

No joke. I had to catch it on the way down.

But I have to say, at the end of our 5th full day of potty training mayhem, I am amazed and proud and excited at how well my daughter is doing in this transition from babyhood to biggirlhood.

Of course, the Peanut Butter M&M bribes sure help. 😉 But hey, we found something that works, and I, for one, am not going to mess with a perfectly good system.

We’ll see what tomorrow brings…


  1. Go Cadence Go! :):):) Tim and Leslie always did a “happy dance” for their kids too. I’m with you in doing whatever works.

    1. Go Cadence Go is right! She is doing AWESOME! Today was the 2nd day with no accidents, and today she even went on the potty all by herself without us telling her to go! 🙂 Woohoo!

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