Oh, yeah Riley fans, underpants! My sweet girl got up and pottied this morning and then I put her in a little red dress and Minnie Mouse undies (at her insistance). She did well all morning at home, going on the potty and keeping those undies dry. When Grandma came over to go shopping I crammed the baby bag full of pull-ups and spare clothes. I also said a prayer or two.
We all took turns on the potty before we left, including little bit, so I was unconcerned about the car ride. We stopped at the bank and of course Grandma gave Riley a lollipop. When we pulled up to this very nice boutique Riley was still working on that lollipop. I tried to wrestle it away, but decided it wasn't worth the back torquing and ear splitting protests.
I prayed another prayer for dry undies through the very nice store as I rolled down the front walk. The store is in an old building with stairs and no ramp. I'm thinking "oh, geez. Nice first impression sweating and grunting up the stairs with a toddler holding a lollipop. We'll be lucky if they don't lock the door." After we started trying to get ourselves and the wheelchair up the steps the manager came out and lent a hand. She was very pleasant and welcoming.
Miss Roo sat quietly on my lap while we browsed mother of the bride dresses. She pointed and commented, but never touched. When we moved on to looking at bridesmaids’ dresses she finally finished her lollipop. She sweetly handed me her stick and said "trash." After I threw it away she held out her hands and said "eww, kicky (sticky)." Once she was wiped down to her satisfaction I sent her to the ladies room with Grandma and the travel potty.
When they returned I was pouring over swatches. Miss Roo had compliantly sat on, but not used the big potty. Shortly after we left Riley announced "pee-pee" from her carseat. We were about 20ish blocks from Grandma's house so we told her to hang on and went as fast as we could to Grandma's potty. It was not the first time I wished the car had a baby's crying/needs to potty indicator light.
Riley went on Grandma's potty like a champ and then promptly fell asleep in the car. It was perfect timing because we left her napping with Mike and went to lunch by ourselves! It was lovely. After nap she woke up and used the potty and then insisted on putting her undies back on. Usually she prefers nothing on at home when we're by ourselves, but she came to me every time she needed help getting them on and off. No accidents or pull-ups all day. Riley, Riley rock star!!