I know precisely what you are thinking. More talk about potty training? Really? Don't you have anything else going on, woman? And the answer? Yes, I do! And that's the problem!
This potty training spree is going absolutely nowhere. If potty training were a street- it would be a cul-de-sac. The kids are only vaguely interested. They're not even getting the idea that this is supposed to be a permanent thing. Not just a stunt to get some M & M's. For example, we were getting ready for the momentous "first swim of the season" yesterday when I asked the girls to try and go potty before putting on their swim diaper and bathing suit. Bunny did a little bit, but Squirt sat on the potty for a long time and cried "I wanna go swim, but I can't do pee pees." It was downright pathetic.
And do I even have to tell you how done I am with changing all these diapers? Three kids in diapers. It really sucks. It sucks hard. I am fairly certain that with the money we are spending on diapers alone, we could probably buy a new... house or something. There are just so many diapers around here! ( I even spotted one behind the TV! Thankfully, it was unused) Every time I buy a new pack for the girls, I think "This will be our last box of size fours," surely the girls will get it before we go through another 84 diapers. No.
I'm even beginning to doubt their readiness! The girls don't have dry diapers in the morning! In fact, we buy the super-absorbent Pampers for nighttime because it's like a carpet-bombing in their pajamas every night. Nor do they stay dry during naps! Sometimes they care if they are sitting in dirty diapers, but then sometimes they don't! And I have to harangue them to agree to a diaper change. (because the smell is usually making my eyes water by then)
But how could they not be ready?! These girls are three and a half! They aren't going to preschool this year- just because of this lack of Hello Kitty panty wearing! Most of the time, the girls have no interest in wearing the special panties. (they are also clinging to this belief that if they're wearing panties, they can't wear pants. So they end up running around in just a shirt and panties- I can't take them anywhere like that!)
I'm so frustrated! I want to give up! What do I do next? I'm on like Plan Z (all the way from Plan B), and I have nowhere to go from here! And if I have to buy another pack of diapers for the twins- I just might keel over, right there in the diaper aisle at Target, and die.