Monday, April 7, 2008

The Princess Wears the Pants

My little princess is officially potty training now. We have the see-n-learn, cool effects, and nighttime pulls-ups now. We are stocked to the gills, and not buying diapers anymore. If my sweet little dear has any say, she'll never wear a diaper again (after all, the pictures on those aren't nearly as cool). I'm so excited by her progress that I can hardly stand it - but I hate to get too excited thinking maybe, just maybe, she will be in big girl panties when she goes to preschool in the fall. I don't want to jinx it, you know. But, she has woken up dry the past 2 mornings, and has even made it through her afternoon nap without wetting the pull-up! However, I need to pose a question to anyone out there reading. When my son was potty training, we called pulls-ups "Bob the Builder pants" or "Elmo pants" or "whatever-
character-was-on-them-this-time pants." For some reason, with my daughter, "Dora panties" and "Princess panties" just doesn't sound right in my brain. I want to call them "Dora/Princess pants" since they are not real panties. In our previous potty-training experience, the reason we called them Bob/Elmo/etc pants was to not say "underwear" - so the next step up could be really cool. Since, to me, the logical next step is "panties", what do I call them this time? Is "pants" okay? My friends, what suggestions do you have?

1 comment:

Heather said...

I think pants would work. What about Princess/Dora Pull Ups? Then you could call the underwear "panties" later.