Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Potty Training

So sometime in the last few days I decided that it was time for T to potty train. Enough of this garbage about them "just doing it" when they are ready. He had decided he would not to be ready ever. So Thursday night the pull-up fairy came and took the pull-ups and left a dollar. T was so excited that he had a dollar when he woke up. Then he ran through the house and checked everywhere a pull-up could hide and then resorted to crying. He was very upset they were gone. He said he wanted to keep putting all his pee in his pull-ups. For at least three months he has stayed dry all night but he will not potty in the toilet because he does not want to. So all day Friday he peed in his underwear. He said he he thought if he peed in them all day I would go buy him more pull-ups. He peed so much that he ended up sleeping in his sisters unders, we ran out of unders for him. The next day was better and so on. By today he didn't have any pee accidents!!! The best part was that we ran around quite a bit and every time we came or left a store his Daddy would tell him how fun it would be to check out the bathroom. That prevented any accidents. We still have to tell him every half an hour or so to go and escort him and sometimes drag him but we are getting there. He pooped in his unders once today and the next time he took them off and went on the floor in his play area but that means he's getting the concept and no longer likes the feeling!!! I am thrilled. He gets to go to preschool this year and that will be a welcome break with a one year old and an infant. It's only two and a half hours, four days a week but I think it will be great for him! I know I will be sad and he will grow so much in a year but that's what happens as they grow older. Anyhow for now we are celebrating the milestone of potty training. I could bake a cake and throw a party I am so happy, but that may be pushing it!!!
P.S. I have potty training pics that I could post but I don't think any of you should have to see them!


At July 4, 2007 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Trish said...

Yeah T!!!! Oh, the joys of potty training. Boys just seem to be more stubborn about things and definitely alot more active!!! Boy do they keep life exciting though, having had 2 girls the grandboys are certainly a change, which I love!!!!

At July 5, 2007 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Debra said...

For Tristin a party may be in order to place a memory there for him for future overcomings. It would be something in his mind to help contrast the times when there's a fight going on within him to have his own way. He is a very unigue little guy and much wisdom is necessary to deal with his uniqueness. That wisdom the Lord is giving to you and Chad as parents. This is a huge step for him and you. What seems impossible is possible wiht God.

At July 5, 2007 at 8:51 AM , Blogger Sara said...

i say you beat 'em; whether he needs it or not. this worked very well with mac. if you need help; i can ride my pink bike over and help you. lol. seriously, you have much joy ahead of you. i think a party is probably a good idea; celebrate the milestones!

At July 5, 2007 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Margie said...

yeah!! now you will check out every potty from hear to North Dakota and then some!!

At July 5, 2007 at 6:42 PM , Blogger Amber Land said...

That's what we're thinking Margie!!! Oh boy!


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