Gia has always been a very strong willed child, who has to do things on her own terms. For months now we've been talking to her about using the potty. We've bribed her with treats to no avail. Then she discovered a Princess website that she liked. We told her she could play it if she went on the potty. She decided to use the potty once a day just to get to do the Princess game, and that was the end of it. We've known all along that she knows what to do, and can do it when she feels like it, but that she just wasn't ready.
Well, today, she took her diaper off, handed it to D.R., and went into the bathroom. When he tried to follow her in there she said "Daddy, you go away". She was in there quite a while and then burst out with a great smile on her face. Lo and behold, she pooped on the potty all by herself! That's it, she just decided to do it on her own. No prompting from us and no bribes. She's been diaper free all day. We even went to the park with no diaper and she did just fine.
This kid is amazing. There was no talking her into it until she was good and ready. She decided on her own how and when that would happen. I guess in her mind, today was the day.
Way to go Ju Ju!