Our new IKEA stools arrived yesterday, thanks to the girls' Aunt Jenna, who didn't need much prodding to go to one of her favorite stores. The girls were excited to start using the real toilet... and felt the need to go to the bathroom every five minutes just so they could use the stools.
Ditching the potty chairs could turn out to be an expensive endeavor. No, the stools didn't cost very much, but I'm afraid my water bill is about to go sky high. The stools provide easier access to the sink and all I hear all day long is running water. Thank goodness my girls demonstrate good hygiene, but, seriously, how long does it take to wash your hands?
Until now I mainly had them use hand sanitizer. It was much easier to do that than hold them precariously at the sink while I helped them wash their hands. Now I think they are going to the bathroom just so they have an excuse to wash their hands. Hopefully the novelty of having full access to the sink will wear off soon.
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