Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tales Of The Potty

Note: This post is mostly for me. If you don't want to know almost every detail of Ethan's first few days of potty training, I suggest you stop reading now.
It looks like we are truly potty training now. This has been a long time coming. Not only because Ethan is almost 3 1/2 years old, but also because we started talking about the potty with him almost a year and a half ago. He has shown some interest before now, but he has only gone pee in the potty once before this week, and it was sort of an accident then. Since Wednesday (when he first decided to wear underwear) he has only worn a diaper twice. The first time was Wednesday night because I was afraid to let him sleep without one. The second time was Friday evening because he was refusing to go potty after holding it all day and he wanted a diaper. We had to go to the grocery store so I gave in. That night, though, he went potty twice before bed and asked to sleep in underwear. He stayed dry ALL NIGHT! On Saturday he went potty in the morning then held it all in (except a few drop here and there) for almost 10 hours until he finally went potty at about 7:00 pm. He wet his bed last night, but he is getting more and more used to going on the potty. I still have to coax him most of the time. Sometimes he sits and sits and doesn't go and other times it happens pretty quickly (like after holding it for 10 hours). Pooping on the potty will be a whole new fight, but at least we are getting somewhere. I have been giving him Hot Wheels cars (that I got for this purpose at Christmas time last year for really cheap) every time he goes, and I only have one left. I hope he doesn't lose all motivation after we run out!

3 comments:

scrap chair potato said...

Hooray for Ethan. Hooray Hooray for Ethan. Hooray for the potty boy!
Hooray for Ethan. Hooray Hooray for Ethan. Hooray for Ethan, for the potty boy!
Hooray for Ethan. Hooray Hooray for Ethan. Hooray for the potty boooooooy!
:)
It was fun to sing this for Ethan the other day. Give me a call if you need me to sing it for him again.

Nessa said...

I love the "just for me blogs" they are the best ones..I think. Potty training can be so hard and fun...confusing times!
Also, I was thinking maybe the first Friday in November for girls night, not positive yet though... but does that day sound okay with you. If not we will totally plan for a different day. We figured we would just hang out at Shelby's house...she lives way up in Clearfield...I can pick you up and you can go with me if you want(it might be easier). Just let me know if that date works for you. And if your husbands busy or works that night, you can still bring your kiddos....they can crash in Shelby's son's bedroom...it's no biggy. Let me know :)

mommyofthree said...

Scrappy-
Potty Boy? There has to be a better way. There just has to. :)