and see, the pamphlet, the one with the "3 day potty training" method we had to go through before daycare would include her in the potty training group? why did it do that? it lied to us. 3 days? THREE DAYS. three days would have been awesome. three days would have been totally cool. three days would have rocked. 10 months? the pamphlet lied.
and now we're back to the humbling part. because one of the things i'm realizing as we grow up together here, which may seem obvious to everyone else and rationally, makes sense to me but in practice it kinda threw me for a loop is that every kid is totally different and, those answers? they aren't necessarily out there in any book or on any website. so rude of them, those answers! to not be out there for me! but as i let go more and more of my quest to figure it - her - out and just give in to the journey (anyone smell patchouli?) i am humbled by how "her own person" she is, and how we're doing this on her time table, and how she actually is doing pretty well with it - going potty on the potty most of the time, having accidents less and less. i'm the one who needs to just relax and go with the flow, pun intended. even if we have to always instigate the trips to the bathroom, she usually doesn't have any issues going once we get there. and i need to remember that that is pretty good for a 2.5 year old. right?