02 Jan 2013 3 Comments
I spent the majority of the last 2 weeks at home, running to the potty with my almost three year old, pulling on and off undies, reading books, playing games, doing arts and crafts and watching “Bob the Builder” on the ipad while sitting on the potty. The hardest part for me was staying at home. I get stir crazy when I am not out of the house by 10am with my kids, so this was an adjustment. I do have to admit, I really enjoyed lazy mornings and staying in PJs until noon. For a few days I tried setting a “time to go to the potty” timer and every time it went off (every 30 min) we ran to the potty and sat and sat and sat……many times he peed in the potty and he loved celebrating his “victory” but a few times a day we had accidents. Anyone know a good carpet cleaning service (LOL)?
I think I have come to the conclusion that he might not be fully ready just yet. He is fine with the act of going pee pee on the potty, but is not able to tell me that he needs to go to the potty. He still hasn’t pooped in the potty yet and waits until he has a diaper to go number two. I’m sad that he missed Winter Summer Camp with his friends but we sure had some great bonding time. I haven’t given up on potty training, but I don’t want to push him if he isn’t ready or nag him to death, which I feel I started to do. I can’t tell you how many times I said, “Do you have to go potty?” Moving forward, I think once or twice a week we will stay at home in undies and “practice” but I will keep him in the diapers when we go out, he’s at preschool or sleeping….for now.
One of the highlights of this week was watching Eitan’s first movie with him,Mary Poppins! He loved it and sat for the whole movie. We ate fresh popped zahtar and garlic popcorn with “hot choclate” made with sunflower seed/dates/water/cocoa nibs. My husband made a fire and we cuddled all together on the couch laughing and singing. I thought I would feel like a failure if by the end of vacation he was not potty trained but I don’t and the bonding time together was such a gift and something I will always cherish.
Click on this link to see more pictures of our Winter Adventures:
*30 minutes after I finished writing this post, Eitan tells me he has to go potty during dinner and runs upstairs to go to the bathroom…..well then