We were doing so well yesterday morning, and then Grasshopper got up from his nap. And wouldn't go on the potty. He said, "I sick. I can't go." followed by "I no like potty."
I attempted to stay positive through 4 accidents and multiple trips to the potty with no pee or poop being deposited. I told him what a big kid he is. I counted all of the gazillion stickers on his potty chart and reminded him that all of those represented a time when he peed or pooped on the potty. He can do this!
Only, he isn't.
This morning, same thing. We spent forever and a day in the bathroom with me reading books and him saying, "I no can try anymore. I sick."
For the record, the child is not sick. He has no symptoms of anything, and is on antibiotics for his ear infection, so I KNOW that isn't going on. He just doesn't want to do this any more because it's hard.
I felt like I had to put him in a pull-up for school this morning because there are 10 children in his class and it isn't fair to them or to Grasshopper's teachers for them to deal with the number of accidents he seems prepared to have in his quest for not going on the potty anymore. Other than that, I'm only putting him in pull-ups for nap and bed.
Is this a mistake? I don't know. I'm at a complete loss as to what to do. He seems so down about the whole thing, even though he was making such excellent progress. It is causing JR and I a lot of frustration which we are trying to hide, but which I'm sure comes through anyway.
So please, Dear Internets, help a sister out. What do I do with this child who yesterday went HOURS with just one little accident and today wants nothing to do with the potty? With the kid who begs to watch "Potty Power" again and again and then won't sit on his own potty. Who keeps asking for the bike that my parents promised him for when he is accident-free, but won't do what is necessary to get it.
I am at my wit's end, and I really don't want to screw this up.