Hope often surpasses my expectations and tonight was no different.
I've been telling her, almost everyday this week, that she'll be starting to learn to use the potty this week and that if she has any successful deposits, she'll earn Smarties. She's been excited. The girl loves her Smarties.
She has occasionally asked to try the potty but her only successes so far, barring one accidental pee, has been some resounding gas. I keep telling her that toot-toots don't equal Smarties.
Tonight she walked over, sat down, grunted a few times and dropped a bomb in there. Like it was an everyday occurrence. And excuse me, but where is my Smartie?
You could say I was floored. You could also say that no toddler has every received such praise and adulation.
For her, she was more interested in why that Smartie was not yet in her hand.
And so perhaps it won't be the trial that I experienced with Emily. I'm not making any bets though. I'm expecting some hard times ahead but so far, as with most things, Hope has surprised me and surpassed my expectations and made life a little easier.
What a gal!