The Disneyland Jar

For the past six months Gwen has been filling this jar to earn a trip to Disneyland. She earned the beans by going to the bathroom.

It started with one bean each time she went to the bathroom. But I quickly realized that there were so many freaking beans that it was going to take a long time to fill up the jar. Too long. I’m seriously craving a trip to California/Disneyland, so I decided to increase the value of the beans.

1 bean for trying to go to the bathroom (I don’t know how many times she told me, “I don’t need to go!” when in reality, she did need to go.)
2 beans for going with my or Dave’s help
3 beans for going all by herself
5 beans for going stinkies
10 beans for not having any accidents in one day (this one didn’t happen a lot)

She filled up the jar on Sunday and was very proud of herself.

I just love her eyes.

While she isn’t perfect in her potty training (I still get very frustrated some days), she is finally getting the hang of it. In her defense, we did have a big disruption a few months ago (Olive’s birth) that seemed to set her back a bit.

Anyway, now that the jar is full, I think I can safely say, Disneyland, here we come!

  1. Denice

    I noticed you got bigger beans too. cheater. way to go gwen. im sending karson over.

  2. Holly

    Oh, I totally switched the beans about a month ago so that there were only lima beans. It helped her get more excited because she saw that she was actually making progress. I don’t know why I ever used black, red, kidney, or garbanzo beans in the first place!

  3. Mom and Dad

    As is said, “Hindsight is 20-20!” She is really looking older.

  4. Dyana Geddie

    if it makes you feel any better, Ryder was 4 1/2 before he was potty trained. I thought I was going to diiiiieeeee!!! I seriously was thinking he’d start kindergarten in diapers!


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