3.17.2008

cryptic post..

sorry for my last cryptic post, i only had time to do that because for the last few days (that would be last wednesday until yesterday, sunday) kendall was out of town in florida for a conference for law journal for law school...and why did i begin potty training this child, or starting to, right before he left? probably because it wouldn't matter if kendall was here or not, because he is gone all day anyway...boo on that. so i started this process and i feel like if i stop now and go back to diapers that is sending a way wrong message to him. he knows when he is going because he tells me, "i'm going pee" he goes and hides when he has to poop so i know he kind of knows when that will happen as well. so, he's wearing pull-ups and i think they aren't uncomfortable enough for him when he goes in them, so i am going to have to do it "yolanda" style (a friend of mine) and put him in underwear throughout the day for a few days so he can know that it is nasty and feels like yuck...but that also means cleaning up nasty and yuck on the (blessedly) tile floors, and probably not going out very much while we go through this process. i probably am crazy...why do we pick this time to do this when they are almost 3 and still having a freak out about most things....but i feel that now that i am in it, i shouldn't go back.....blasted potty training!!! thank you for your thoughts and advice. he does have a chart to put stars on and he gets candy every other time and if he tells me he needs to go, he gets two candies no matter what...and i need to get some kind of incentive for a whole day without pooping or peeing in your pants...probably some kind of tractor/"worker man" tool. that's what he calls construction workers..."worker man" pretty funny. okay, i probably should take him to the bathroom because it's been 15 minutes since the last time and i think avery finally cried herself to sleep...after about an hour i think....oh, i need a vacation:)

5 comments:

Hatsuho said...

I'm not looking forward to that aspect of little children :) I wish I could come hang out with you during the day so we can both have adult interaction time and be sane!

Lacey said...

We bought Elodie this really big barbie set and put it on top of our entertainment center so she could see it all the time...this was for when she went poop in the potty...she did fine learning to go pee but for some reason struggled with the #2 part....the barbie set was a super good incentive...before that we just gave her little gifts like your doing....good luck! It's all worth it but never ends because once he learns to go during the day then you have to figure out what to do with him at night...good luck!

Audrey said...

Way to be strong. You'll make it through. He's a very smart kid and three is definitely old enough to use the toilet. Good luck!

Jackie said...

One way to curb the nastiness of underwear without a pull up is to use maxi pads. They are uncomfortable when wet, but soak up enough to prevent too many changes of clothes yaddda yadda yadda. Good luck! Mia is the exact same way right now!

jenn said...

good luck! i highly recommend "Toilet Training in Less than a Day" by Nathan Azrim (sp?). Sorry if i've told you about it before, but i swear by it and would never potty train any other way now. it takes quite a bit of prep (mostly just reading the book), but works great! (that is, IF he's not too defiant about the whole thing).