Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Milestone-I think

Today was a biggie for Son. I finally came to the realization that while he is staunchly refusing to be potty trained at home, he IS doing pretty darn well at daycare. Regular poopy and even more regular pee. Which is very good. I think that it has helped that he has moved to the group in his toddler room that is now preparing to go into preschool. Most of them are potty trained, so for this one brief instance, peer pressure may be a good thing.

So, I sucked it up and bought the gold-lined (not really, but has anyone really looked at the price of these things?!) Cars (tm) pull-ups (TM) for him to have at daycare. If he doesn't take advantage of them, he'll be right back in diapers, but I thought that this may be the kick-start to getting the whole thing rolling. Part of the problem at home is that he gets so into what he is doing that he doesn't want to stop and go potty, even though he can recognize that he has to go. I haven't been horribly good at making a point to have him try, but when he is vehemently denying that he has to go, I feel like I'm pushing too hard, and may be doing more harm than good. However, at daycare, he routinely tells them that he has to go, and then does. It's great in one aspect, because he's really trying, but also lousy in another, since he doesn't do that at all at home. I'm trying not to get frustrated, but argh! Somehow it seems wrong to have conversations involving long, compound sentences while changing a poopy diaper. Sigh. I just hope that I'm getting broke in with the tough one, and that BabyA will make it look easy. Oh please, let that be the case.

I've cut him some slack, since he very rarely, if ever, wakes up dry from naps or overnight. His body just isn't quite ready for that step. He's so darn smart though, that during his waking hours I know that he can do it. I should just resign myself to the fact that with this, along with all of the big milestones, he will set his own schedule, and that when he is ready, he will just up and do it. For now though, we'll see if he can pull this off (absolutely no pun intended). Cross your fingers!


Kristina said...

This potty training thing is going to drive me batty.

I know that Lochlan, like your son, will get it when he is good and ready and not one second earlier. However, it doesn't make it any easier when everyone else in the world seems to think it should be done by now. Sigh. I'm okay with his schedule, I just wish the rest of the world would be too.

They'll be potty trained before Kindergarten :). That's all that really matters!!! (((HUGS)))

Angie said...

I think when they are ready, they are ready. And not a minute before. With Keegan, he appeared to be ready for a few months but it just didn't happen. Then one day, I said, "Let's go pick out a treat for you and everytime you go potty, you can have one." He picked out tootsie rolls and started going on the potty that very day - and hasn't had an accident since. Crazy, but true. He literally was potty trained in one day. I really think he was just ready - and I'm sure the tootsie rolls helped a bit. :)
Also, that was a Saturday - so I had all day Saturday and Sunday with him to really watch and remind him.

Good luck, potty training is not a fun thing. I know we got lucky with Keegan in that he has never had an accident but still, leading up to that point was frustrating. It's hard to know when, if or how hard to push!

By the way...the clinic that I've been talking about in my blog is the same clinic you used. I just can't believe my luck there! I had such a good feeling about them in the beginning too.

Take care! And good luck with the training!