I’m going to admit…. I am a little nervous tonight. A few nights ago, Ellie forgot to put a pull-up on before bed. She woke up a mess, but it was no big deal. I threw everything in the wash and just told her “No pressure, someday you’ll be big enough, blah blah blah.” WELL, now she wants a big girl bed. We’ve been talking about it for a while, but Hubs and I have yet to go out and buy one. She’s in a toddler bed from IKEA; it’s long enough for her. The problem there is that I think it’s getting tired of holding my fat ass while we do the whole bed time routine.
When I last spoke with the pediatrician regarding her potty training, she reassured me it was no big deal that she was still in a pull-up at night. She said it would be easier for us and eventually she would just stop wetting overnight. I’m totally going to embarrassment myself here (Chris too, sorry babe), but as far as we remember we both wet the bed at night until we were like seven! So, this is a battle I just haven’t felt ready to take on. Ready or not, Magoo has decided she is ready because she wants her big girl bed, with princess sheets no less!
Tonight at bed time she said she didn’t want a pull up. I put a pad under her, ya know, the ones you steal from the hospital when you are there giving birth, and gave her an extra blanket to sleep with hoping to make clean up tomorrow easier if things don’t go as she planned. She was so calm about it though, like she really thought it through. She just said “if I wake up I’ll go to the bathroom because I have my nightlight.” Then she gave me this look like she wanted to say, “Duh, Mom, I’ve SO got this!” OKAY!! Not that I think tonight will be a success, though for her sake I hope it is because she was just so sure of herself tonight… but I know that it can’t be THIS easy. I am the sucker that though potty training was going to be easy in the first place and we all know how wrong I was about that one!