What with vacations and moving into our house, this summer has been too crazy to take on potty training on top of it all. But we're here now, and we're settled, and frankly, I've run out of excuses.
Our first day in this new world had ups and downs, but fortunately mostly ups. This morning we pulled out the Thomas the Tank Engine underwear and went for it. We set a timer for regular intervals, starting at 10 minutes and gradually adding time. We settled in at every 20 minutes, stretching up to 30 at the very end of the day. It seemed to work pretty well. We only had one accident, and there were even several times where James told me of his own accord that he had to go before the timer went off.
He filled up his sticker chart (which he has been working on since our very first feeble attempts at potty training many months ago) and earned himself a new book which he can read all by himself!
Sarah was pretty proud of her big brother, too:
All in all, it was a good first day.
Let's hope day two (and day three and day four...) goes just as well!