Last Tuesday the supervisor adjusted the potty training program again. Instead of sitting on my lap, she had R. sit on the toilet ten times for one second. R. fought the first few tries but by the end, she seemed resigned to do as asked. A new, never seen Elmo potty training sticker book helped. I should also mention that she is sitting while wearing her pants and diaper.
She did well all week, and by Friday she was laughing when the therapist sat her on the toilet, like she found the whole thing hilarious. This week the supervisor extended the time to five seconds. The therapist places her on the toilet, and she has to sit independently. We count to five. That doesn’t seem like a long time, but it is just long enough that she has to willingly decide to sit there on her own.
I’m sure we will have to start over again once her pants and diaper are actually pulled down. But for the first time I’m actually letting myself imagine what a diaper free life might be like.