Sunday, July 30, 2006


I'm throwing in the diaper, at least for the time being. Potty training is being temporarily suspended at our house. One very stubborn boy + a harried mom with an infant does not equal quick or easy potty training success. We definitely had our good days and he's on his way, but I have had one too many days of cleaning up all the things that come out of a boy's bottom half; one too many sessions sitting on the bathroom floor begging, cajoling, pleading, bribing, negotiating and sometimes yelling for him to do his thing, usually while the baby is off crying somewhere. This is the boy I love to pieces and this was starting to get in the way of that. Let's just say we weren't really enjoying each others' company. The grandmas may be horrified, the other moms may squawk, and the preschool lady will most certainly wag her finger. I'm going to trust in time and peer pressure and give it another go in a few weeks. In the mean time, we've had a lovely weekend with none of the stress and tension that we've been having lately. Sometimes, you just need to know when to let go.


Tara O'Rourke said...

We had to do this same thing with Tyler, Garret, and Seth. My advice to you is to give him a MONTH off without saying one word about going potty...nothing. Don't mention it. In a month, sit him down and explain to him that we are going to try again.

But you are a smart momma for knowing WHEN to let it go. Its not worth the aggravation to keep this world's grandmas and pre-school teachers happy. In fact, most of them can kiss my tooshie. I am the one paying over $30 a month to keep him in diapers and wipes. It's ME lugging his 38.5lb bum up in the air to wipe it. And yeah MINE is going to be four in about 6 weeks-LOL. He just wasn't he's making quick progress. Yours will too. ;)

skrpndiva said...

Like my pediatrician once asked me, "Have you ever seen a child in kindergarten with diapers on?" Meaning, don't worry, he'll do it when he knows it's time.

Good choice mom!

Awesome Abby said...

Less stress is good. It'll all work out in time. I think boys are harder than girls to train anyways. He'll get it eventually.

Tracie said...

I've always believed in not rushing it myself. It certainly isn't worth the frustration and aggravation on both of you!

I've heard what Jac said too...and let's face's too true!!!