Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I C U P

So...Heather very strongly asked me to put up a new blog entry and since Dylan looks adorable and we love Meg and her reputation, we shall do just that. For the record, absolutely no hard feelings -- we even paid to be in Meg's gymnastics class so we can make sure to see them (and jump on things) every Tuesday until June 2. She's really rather cute when she isn't in your purse or cutting things you like.

Let's talk about pee.

safety-first-potty

Specifically, the urine of a child who would love to funnel apple juice into his gut constantly. Jason has been wanting to push this again, we go in waves of me saying "We can't push him, it will backfire" to small victories with Jason pushing back to business as usual. He was pushing it last night and so I wanted to work on it today. Can't do much when we aren't at home, but as soon as we got home the diaper was off. I immediately got pee in a potty. Well hallelujah, maybe I do believe in the power of prayer! But then he pees on the rug. Knows it isn't cool and says "uh oh!" holds the rest and is brought to the bathroom and finishes there. That's a good lesson for him, so I am encouraged. There are no consequences when peeing your diaper, aka super sponge, but the rug isn't cool. It almost got on your Mickey! But then he peed on the cabinet in the bathroom, doing the same thing as before. Listen to the urge, man!

Just as I was typing that I heard him peeing on the rug and various toys. I know he has to get used to listening for the urge, but clearly I need to get all toys, books, and valuable to higher ground. His Little People plane simply didn't deserve that... Maybe this is the right way and we'll keep at it, but we are accepting any tried and true potty advice right now. "They'll do it when they're ready" is NOT an acceptable answer...

9 comments:

Kasi said...

I feel for you...I have no advice, though, my kids took forever to potty train. Sorry, it just sucks, there's no way around it :)

shannon said...

good luck!

Michelle Lanning said...

oh I rmemeber those days -- he will get over it - hopefully sooner rather than later -- just get the towels ready!!

Brandi said...

I will be stalking this post as we are trying the same thing around here! She went twice Easter day in the potty and since then screams whenever the word "potty" is mentioned! And it's such a cute little pink potty too! LOL! Good Luck!

Diana said...

I'm sorry. I remember those days. It took my son forever to learn. The only thing that I know that helped him is that I had him in daycare and he saw other kids and wanted to be like them. One day he just decided to do it. I'm hoping my little girl will be much easier. Good luck!

tina said...

I'm so sorry but I truly laughed out loud - for Jack, it was daycare that pushed him to want to get out of the diaper - we sent him in underwear one day,and he was done - not great advice, but both kids were that way - well, not overnight, that took and is still taking forever

Kache said...

Stand upwind?

Heather said...

tough. advice- once you start, don't stop. wiht both kids i set the timer every 30 minutes for them to go. cam took a few months, meg took two days. they're all so different.

either way, thanks for a new blog entry. :) I was traumatized every time I saw the other one.

Heather said...

My boys were actually easier than my girl. We did potty candy. Every time they went pee they got a piece of candy. If they went poo then they got 2 pieces. It worked very well. With my daughter we had a little cheap gum ball machine from walmart that she loved putting money in to get the prize for going potty! Good luck!!