Boo is not potty trained. I know in my heart (and have a doctor's note) that she is just not ready. But she may be ready to give up the diaper, if not for big girl pants. During this extended vacation, she has managed to take her diaper off...while leaving her clothes on.
I am giving her total points for the magic act. But am a cross road. Am I holding her back by keeping her in a diaper or is she truly not ready? I do so much for Boo that I would not have done for a 4YO Allie. I carry her, even though she can walk. Why? Because it is faster and I am in a hurry. I sometimes feed her, because she is tired and I want to get some food into her anyway I can. She cannot dress herself or manuever herself onto the toliet.
Or can she?
This is the girl that in the past week has managed to climb onto Allie's bed in the pitch dark and remove her diaper while wearing jeans and a sleeper.
Am I just making excuses and being lazy? Because let's face it, having her in a diaper is much easier.
Did I waste the time provided by Nemo when we were housebound for four days? That would have, in retrospect, been the best time to try to train Boo.
I just do not know. She doesn't tell me she has to go potty, that her diaper is soiled or that she has to poop. She does not have the language skills for requesting anything other than "Charlie" on the IPAD. She is either constipated or having diarrhea, not the optimal thing to clean out of clothes. (there I go being lazy again)
But that doesn't stop me from wondering if I am putting limits on Boo instead of pushing them.