I don’t mean to get all excited and stuff, but I just gotta gush.? You all know my struggles.? Months and months and months I have tried.? I’ve whipped out every trick in the potty training book.? I’ve tried the candy incentives, I’ve tried stickers, I’ve tried everything.? Who knew it would take money.
Tonight, like every night, we asked the boy if he wanted to go on the potty.? “Sure,” he replied. Normally he sits on the potty and plays around.? Tonight we had a bit of a behavior struggle that resulted in both quiet time with daddy and mommy.? Finally, during the mommy shift the trusty husband came in to tell us it was bath time and ask if the boy wanted to sit on the potty.? Only this time… this time he actually peed!? This isn’t the first time he’s done this, but it is the first time that it was mostly his idea.? To add to it he did it while I held him on the potty.? Most of the time he does not like that and he has a potty seat at home.
I am convinced that it is the trusty brother-in-law who is the magic weapon here.? He is the one who got our niece potty trained.? Although, he had nothing to do with today’s success.
I actually almost got him to pee on the potty this afternoon after nap, but I was a little too late.? We went to put swimsuits on and he said he had to go potty.? We got up to go and he was peeing in his diaper right as I was taking it off.
If for some reason this kid potty trains by Sept. 11th it will be a miracle.? That is the day he is supposed to start preschool.? Of course I’m not counting my chickens before they are hatched, but man, I’ll take any progress that comes my way.