Wednesday, January 14, 2009
You know how when you have your first child and everyone warns you about how tough it's going to be . . . . sleep deprivation, fatigue, etc. Why is it that no one warns you about how hard it will be to potty train that little critter???? I can honestly say right now that I would choose 3 hours of sleep a night for 4 months over potty training. Everything I read says at the very begining that you need to be SUPER patient. What about those of us (speaking of myself) who are not capable of such a thing? ;0) About 2 months back I decided to go for the glory and put Easton straight into underwear. After an entire day of cleaning up messes I was done with that plan. It didn't bother him to be wet or make a mess in his underwear. Lately we have just been trying to get him to sit on the potty every so often. He usually participates in this willingly but will NEVER go on the potty. No matter how long we sit there or how many books we read, he will wait until 5 minutes after he gets off the potty to go. This drives me crazy!!!!!! He will not say when he has to go, or even admit it after the fact. We have a potty chart, we have a treat jar, we even told him we could go to Chuck E. Cheese (which he LOVES) when he went on the potty . . . . . nothing is working. Easton is a smart kid and he has to have some sort of clue but ?????? So I am in desperate need of some potty training advice from all of you "seasoned" potty trainers out there. I don't want to have a 3 year old in diapers! 4 months to go . . . .