Tuesday, April 24, 2012
potty trained . . . kind of
For those wondering about the wonderful potty training going on, it's going good! We'll . . . as good as can be expected when your two year old is afraid of any adult size toilet and will only use his uncomfortable green mini one that he carries triumphantly in the air letting its contents swish out each side after he has used it successfully. We still have accidents now and then, but he gets the basics and I'm fine with that for right now. (He actually seemed to get the basics within the first week, however, we've had relatively little progress since then). Our method? We might have bribed him with being able to watch those 4 minutes LDS bible movies as long as he was sitting on the potty (he had been willing to sit down, but not willing to wait). We might have withheld presents of stickers from his Oma for a couple of months back to use as a prize now (from us). We might also have done (and continue to do) a celebratory dance for about 3 minutes afterwards and yes, we bothered about every relative we have with bragging phone calls. That said, we have't really pushed it and let him decide if he wanted a diaper or underpants. We also have insisted on him wearing a diaper when sleeping because I'm not up for that much laundry (the whole point of this is to make it easier on us). I think the biggest asset, however, has been wood floors as I haven't had to pretend I wasn't annoyed when he had an accident, because with wooden floors it's easier to clean an accident off the floor than to wrestle him down for a diaper change. Anyway, I haven't bought more diapers from my original declaration, but I'll probably be investing in some pull-ups soon. Ohhweee!!