Monday, April 20, 2009

Potty Training V. 3.0 Introducing.....My BIG KID!


At the risk of utterly jinxing myself...My kid is about 90% potty trained! I am so incredibly proud of him. It has been a lot of work, a lot of stickers, and a lot of bribes (who wants a cookie?) but we are nearly there.

For the past two days Grasshopper has worn underwear all day and in those 2 days he had ONE accident. An accident so small that had he not copped to it, JR and I would have missed it completely. He has been wearing a pull-up for nap time and keeping it dry sometimes, but not enough for me to switch to underwear just yet. At night he still definitely needs a pull-up, and that's just fine with me.

Yesterday we drove down to the in-laws house an hour and a half away. We put him in a pull-up for the drive, but when we got to Grandma and Grandpa's, it was DRY! Then he peed on their potty (a huge milestone as I have been unable to get him to pee on a potty not belonging to us or his school, previously) and then he kept his underwear dry for the entire visit.

We are still running to the potty every few minutes at his insistence (especially if he isn't getting enough attention. He quickly figured out that announcing "I need go potty!" is a great way to get people to notice him.) and often we're in the bathroom just long enough to pull his pants and underwear down and set him on the potty before he announces, "I empty!" But I will take that any day over dirty underwear and diapers! The novelty has to wear off sometime, right?

Pooping on the potty is still full of drama "I no like it!" he wails pitifully, "I no want go potty!" But he has been doing it, when we insist, and I hope that with a little more practice he'll stop making himself constipated by avoiding it until it cannot be avoided anymore. Ahem.

So that's where we stand on potty training Day 10. I think I'd better go research bicycles. This kid has earned his!

Helping Mommy "throw away" the diapers. Bye-Bye Diapers!


Stacey said...

Way to go Grasshopper! (and mom and dad!)
I love the "I empty".
Keep up the good work!!

hayseed said...

That's a big step! Congratulations-potty training can sometimes be a daunting test of will!

Manic Mommy said...

Yay Mommy! Yay Grasshopper!

It is a great attention getter. Just be wiser than me. He still demands company every time he goes. Sigh.

Mir said...

Hooray!! Awesome news. :)

Mama Goose said...

Nice job Grasshopper!

Rachel said...

Congrats, Mom and Grasshopper! Nice work!

I won't tell you how I totally jinxed myself bragging that my 6 week old baby slept 10 hours at a stretch at night... She's now 9 months old and nurses every 3 hours at night like clockwork. No, I won't tell you that.

StephLove said...

WTG, Grasshopper! WTG, Natasha!

Sighing... I don't see J following in his footsteps any time soon.

Funnyrunner said...

WAHOO!!! Is it too early for a glass of wine to celebrate?