The weekend before last
I we decided to jump full steam into potty training D. I wanted to do a modified 3 day method since I can’t be as restricted as they want you to be, but wanted the same idea from it. If you have not made it to potty training a human being yet, the 3 day method is pretty much throwing diapers to the curb and putting your child in real underwear and bribing them to go to the bathroom every 2 fucking seconds so you don’t have to clean up piss and shit all over your house. Can you see why I modified it?
So basically we were keeping diapers/pull ups for naps and bed time because I have no desire to clean sheets more than I have to. And we mostly stayed home all weekend, but had to venture out to the park at least once.
After a morning of 3 pees and 1 poop accident I was over it by 11am. Thank god for nap time because we all needed a break from the nonsense. The afternoon was better and we did get him to pee in the potty once.
D would pee in the potty, but only a couple times and ended up with a pull up on most of the day due to napping and being out at the park. He refused to poop and held it in all day. By 5pm he was totally over our bathroom antics.
I was a little worried because we wouldn’t be around for day 3, but because of the weather the nanny was home with the kids all day so she worked on him some more. He pooped in the potty and some in his pants and peed in it a lot. I think it was good he had a fresh, less stressed face to deal with that day.
So by the end of the 3 days D pretty much knew what the deal was, but wasn’t really on board with it yet and by no means potty trained. Although the 3 day method did not work for us, it was a good transitional move to make us all jump into this new adventure in parenting.
It has now been a week (and a very messed up week with not as much potty training work being done) and a few days and D will pretty much use the potty when ever we ask and he will sometimes tell us he needs to go. I’m not sure if he does need to go or if he just wants a prize, which we are using a combo of jelly beans, gummys, and M&M. Donuts and monster trucks are being used for pooping, cause you know pooping is a big deal. Saturday he pooped in the potty for me for the first time and I now understand why people take pictures of their kids poop, but I refrained from doing so. You are all welcome. We went to lunch with underwear on yesterday and he did great and even peed on the big toilet which he won’t do at home. So that was a freakin win right there.
I’m really happy with his progress and very proud of him. He is still pretty young, 2.5, for a boy so I think this is awesome. I can’t help but feel in a state of transition though, since we aren’t ready to take pull ups away, but I hate wasting the damn things. They really should put those pee indicators on them like baby diapers cause they are hard as hell to tell if they peed in them. I will tell you that he refuses to put a diaper on, which is a big thing.