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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

There Is No Pee in Potty Land

Do you know how badly I wanted to tell you that Alex is a potty-going king? 


"Rome wasn't built in a day" and it appears that Alex is building Rome with his potty training experience.

What it all boils down to is that he's just not as ready as I thought he was. 

The beginning of our day went great. Alex completely understands everything about using the potty because he helped me use his doll to role-play potty training. He thought it was great fun and was very enthusiastic. Then, the focus turned to him and I saw a completely different child emerge.

He began to cry when I asked him to take off his pants and try using the potty. That was my first warning. After that, he calmed down with some encouragement and sat on the potty. He stayed there for a good few minutes and then said he was all done. As soon as he stood up, though, he ran into the bathroom (his seat was in our kitchen) and peed all over the floor mat then started crying again. I felt so bad. I decided to give him more time and praise for trying but he just continued to have accidents and cry afterward. 

I turned to the internet for research....yes again. I found this video.

Hello?!?! That's my son to a "T". Every bit of what she said. 


So, we put on the diaper and decided to back off until he's really ready (whenever that is).

The last thing I want is for my son to fear using the potty and so I won't push him any further. I want him to know I'm proud of him the way he is right now. He's still "Mommy's big boy". 

So....I'm positive he won't want to look at his potty chair tomorrow and I'm OK with that. 

Sorry I don't have a great success story. :)



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