Just so I can't back out and wait another few months, I am announcing that the potty training has begun. Of Lilian. Just in case you were unsure. It's been 6 years since I last potty trained a child and my memories are a bit fuzzy. From the long lapse of time or from banishing the whole experience from my mind, I'm not sure. So just to let you know....because I'm sure you all are SO interested...things are going well and we are cautiously optimistic. Lilian is thrilled, of course, because this all means that she is allowed to run around the house nearly nude. And play with stickers.
And just in case you were getting nervous that I was going to update you on each and every success and accident in turn, don't worry. I don't plan to say anything more on the subject until the whole thing is done. I'm hoping that post will come sooner rather than later. Time will tell.