Saturday, March 7, 2009

Potty Training

Who is really being potty trained here? Carson or me? I am starting to wonder that more and more each day. Carson is 23 months old, and he has decided that he wants to start potty training me. He started taking his pants and diaper off about a month or two ago. If you didn't see Carson for a few minutes or if you heard a strange ripping sound, you knew you needed to start looking for him. You knew in the back of your mind that he was in a quite place pulling off his diaper. I think this was initiated by watching the other kids at his daycare using the potty. Our next step was purchasing a little set to go on the big potty and a blue step stool. The set was really cute. It had Diego on it. Mistake #1: do not buy something with your child's favorite character on it and expect them to set on it. Carson would not set on Diego, so he started standing in front of Diego. So that is were we are today. Carson standing in front of the potty trying to potty. Did I mention that Carson is only one? So he is short and not just in his height. Do you think he makes it into the potty? Answer: NO. That is were my potty training comes in. He is quickly training me on how to clean up his potty. Both kinds of potty (if you know what I mean). Yes, as you can guess he does not like to set on Diego to go #2 either. So, on to the next idea. We are going to try a potty chair. I don't think he will set on the chair, but I am getting really tired of my potty training. I will let you know how it turns out. To Be Continued...

1 comment:

  1. Hey Teresa,
    Take a deep breath! Breathe in.....and out.........! Potty training from a mom with two boys! Try not to get too anxious or frustrated...both of my boys did not potty train until THEY were ready which was 2 years 10 months old with Cameron, and 3 years and 2 months old with Caden!!!! I know a little discouraging! I tried EVERYTHING! Special potties, charts, other incentives, lots of praise, etc... to no avail...yes they would try sometimes and some of it worked for a little while...but for me nothing worked completely until the just decided it was time!! Hope you have better luck!