Why is it so Hard?
April 16, 2010 by Alison
A mother’s dream…
My 2 1/4 year old told me last week, ”‘No more Diapers Mommy.”
Can I hear that again please?
“No MORE diapers Mommy!”
So seeing that my son is advanced and well behaved… he has been successful and not had one accident (Okay that is a tad exaggerated…a BIG tad)
He did awesome that first day for being a first day! He wore his underwear on his head to give him potty powers and screamed with delight at his accomplishments and then we gave him all the M&M’s he wanted.
Then the next day came when it wasn’t as exciting… and so the story goes, but I was not about to confuse the kid, besides… he started it:) My father is a child psychologist and I tend to ask him many child rearing questions…and his answer to the potty training issue is always: Don’t confuse the kid. If you are done with diapers, be done with diapers (except during sleep times until they start waking up dry). So I press on.
Here is how day 2 went: Underwear on head…it’s not giving him potty powers anymore….this picture says it all…
We went through a couple rolls of paper towels and tons of Lysol. We pulled the car over to ‘water’ the sides of the streets plenty AND we had to go buy more underwear because…sometimes they are just not worth washing!…don’t leave me mean comments on wasting…that’s exactly what I was doing…dealing with waste!
Any mom who has done this knows all the dirty details of potty training, so I won’t bore you with the rest…
Why did I take a picture of Elmo underwear?
(I didn’t think it was appropriate to show you his victory dance after he has success…he can’t get his drawers up that fast.)
Now I would officially like to give me and my son an ‘I did it’ badge…maybe I will CELEBRATE with him by eating some of the reward M&M’s.
I have survived the first week of POTTY TRAINING! Wahoo!
This really isn’t a ‘real’ post…I just want to shout it out loud that it is 9 am and we have had NO accidents yet! We’ve got to celebrate something!
(***1 pm UPDATE**** My son just opened up the front door and peed off the step. He’s still dry though so does that count?)
I will wear my badge proud! As soon as I make one:)
For some other potty training reads, here are some links:
(Don’t worry about the picture above, I wasn’t forcing him to use the potty and making him cry…he was just having a sad moment in the picture.)