Her Papa gave her two great potty books, which we now read ad nauseam while she sits there and ponders life. One of the books is about a little princess that learns how to use the potty. Allie loved the princess's crown and remembered that she had her own crown from school from a few months back. We dug out the paper crown, taped it all back together, and Princess Allie was crowned.
We've had one success so far. Hopefully many more to come.
Outside of potty land, today was a scary day in the DC-area. The shooting at the Navy Yard was two miles from my work and Allie's school wasn't letting kids play outside. I took the train to meet Jonathan at Allie's school and the trains were packed with nervous people all looking at each other, some with tears in their eyes. It was nice to get home and spend some time being thankful just to have each other.