Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dear Potty Training....You Suck! But Mabel is always right!

So instead of retyping my insanity of a mindset after this weekend.  I will just cut and paste the portion of the email i sent to Patrick about how awesome our kid is!  No really...He is awesome!  

Lots of plans for the memorial day weekend - Security system install Sat + Sarah's Pool Party Sunday + 2 dad's Pool party Monday = a hard to potty training weekend.  I tried to talk myself up to tell Mabel I wasn't ready to start potty training since I have a HUGE June.  But Friday came and she was ready so i figured ready or not.  Typically for the cold turkey potty training method you stay home inside naked all weekend and just potty potty potty but HELLZ no it was memorial day and I was getting some sun!  So I just told myself that i would give the best effort i could and see how it goes. Plan of action "lets go potty" every 30 mins not ask "do you have to potty" then give a sticker for his potty block (piece of wood with  his name on it(i'll send a picture)).  well, Sat and Sunday were HELL no HELLLLLLLLLLLL.  Alex would scream like the potty was on fire and he hated big boy chonies(undies in Spanish).  20 min in the bathroom i would give up and go play and within 3 min he would pee in his chonies.  10 outfits and chonie changes later.  GRRRRRR.   Stickers are not a good bribe.  I promised Mabel i would try but clearly Alex didn't know what it felt like to have to pee.  By Sunday night at Chrissy's i was almost in tears and i just didn't want to force him anymore.  So the bed time diaper went on at like 7 rather than 8:30.  Alex and i got up at 7 as usual and he said "big chonies no diaper" and i almost cried and said NOOOOOOOO but i promised Mabel I would try. So big chonies it was.   HE DID AWESOME ALL DAY MONDAY!   He only had 1 accident at like 10 am at chrissy's then at 8pm when he was exhausted from swimming all day. EVERYTIME he had to Pee or poop (which is really rare) he told me "oh no gotta potty".  I am sooo proud of him. I can't believe i almost gave up on him, bad mom!  Today was Mabel and Tomas's turn so I was pumped.  Big boy Thomas chonies went on this morning and i packed 6 extra chonies and 4 shorts.  I told them all about the weekend and of course they had heard my story 10 times before with other parents and gave me a pep talk.  Went back at 5pm and guess what!  SAME Thomas chonies!  NO Accidents all day!  We even went to walmart tonight to grocery shop and he said mommy Potty!  WOW WOW WOW i can not believe it!   Patrick your little man is smart and amazing! Thank you for such a blessing!  We did good! Turns out a good high five and flushing the potty himself are the best reward system possible.  

So Stoked...its the simple things in life that mean the most.  I really wish Patrick was here to celebrate, enjoy and stress over these milestones but soon enough.  


Tiffany said...

How awesome! :) I'm jealous... Campbell isn't interested in the potty at all ( I think she might be a few months younger than Alex... turned 2 in May). Sounds like a day of pottying in big kid undies is what did the trick... might have to try it! :)

Jamie said...

Thanks Tiffany! Excuse all the poor grammar and punctuation, good to know someone other than my dad reads it :) Alex was 2 in February but has always loved the potty and goes to school with big kids so peer pressure has helped. Not having diapers makes shopping and day trips to the beach or zoo impossible...don't rush I would have waited until winter, when nothing fun happens. Oh and Campbell is adorable!