Friday, July 27, 2007

Pulling My Hair Out

Potty training.


Some mornings the kid wakes up bone dry and goes right to the potty and pees in it. once he even woke up in the middle of the night and called for me because he had to go. Then went again in the morning. I thought we had to be almost there!

Then there are the other days. He acts like he has to pee, then when you get him to the potty, you find out he has just gone in his diaper. You sit him on the potty and make him sit there 5 minutes and nothing happens. As soon as you put the diaper back on, 5 minutes after that he's totally wet, and has probably pooped too.

Finally there are the days like today. If I so much as ask, "Trevor, do you need to pee-pee potty?", he runs away and hides, then races into the bathroom and tries to flush the toilet without being caught, then races back out. Laughing wildly the entire time. I honestly think he's doing it on purpose. You know, playing games with me.

Well, I already knew he has selective hearing and very selective memory, so I guess selective wetting his pants is to be expected.

Insight anyone?


Duke_of_Earle said...

Payback time. What more need be said?


Peter said...

Yeah, only about another 4 years to go Christina, but then watch out in another 75 or so!!

Steve G said...

Reading this post, I realize how much my wife and I have missed out on, by not having kids. If only we could go back and do it over...I think not. Smile.

Melinda said...

Hi Christine,
Stopped by via Merle's site. Potty training, the pleasures of Motherhood. At the time it is so frustrating but enjoy it, it really is funny how our little ones can fool us all. My babies are 23, 20 and 16 and believe me I wish I could go back to the terrible 2's. Love the photo's you have one cute little man there!!


Merle said...

Hi Christina ~~ He will get the right message before too long. Just keep
offering and be as casual as possible. But praise success.
Good luck - it will happen !!!
Thanks for your comments, glad you liked the Keeping things and Hazel Wood joke etc. Take care, my friend,
Love, Merle.

Jack K. said...

Ahhh, the joys of parenthood.

ditto Peter's comment.

Good luck, this, too, shall pass.

Anonymous said...

Put him on (tell him you're going to do it; don't ask him) after each meal, before bed and naptime, and when he wakes up in the morning and after a nap. Like Merle said, be casual about it. Most kids become bladder trained before they can control their bowels... fun! Make sure you're consistent... if he realizes you're not in control, it will become a battle of wills.

Duke_of_Earle said...

Private note: Are you SURE that isn't an "alternate spelling," like "sillibance?"