Some of you may remember my attempts to potty-train Lucia during Mother Reader's 48 Hour Book Challenge and my search for a patron saint of potty-training. My daughter now uses the potty consistently. The next challenge is getting her to go consistently to the bathroom before it becomes an emergency.
Bede and I were inspired by the Advent calendar as an incentive for Lucia to use the potty even when she's enrapt in a drawing or play scenario. Bede drew up a house with 10 blank windows. Each time Lucia makes it through the whole day without wetting her trousers, Bede draws a little person of Lucia's choice. Once the 10 windows are filled, Lucia gets to choose a place for us to go out to lunch. It's worked! For the second round, Bede drew a houseboat:
The next challenge entails Lucia staying dry through the night. Bede plans to draw a Victorian house with 10 windows for the main part of the house and 10 windows for the turrets (to mark the nighttime efforts).
*You got the My Fair Lady reference, right?