Gretel has had a major breakthrough with using her potty this past week. Although she's used it a handful of times before, it's as if something has just clicked in her head and now she really gets it. She's used it every day for the past 4 days, and will clearly tell us that she needs to go (and whether it's big potty or little potty) before sitting down and going. It's quite amazing to watch, from a parent's perspective. One day she's disinterested and unable to know when her body needs to go, and the next day she's very aware and very eager to sit on the toilet. We have been throwing little "potty parties" (complete with lots of loud clapping, cheering, and dog barking) to celebrate these awesome occasions. Go Gretel!