Potty Training

Friday, 23 July 2010, 12:57 | Category : Baby Essentials, Family, Parenting
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Frog potty

Potty training with the frog potty

 Potty Training.  The big moment has arrived!  It has begun. I am so NOT ready! 

Aden is asking to use the potty (without prompting from me)!  Due to no effort on our part, the bumbling parents, the child is doing what he is supposed to!  All I can say is, “Thank You Daycare”!  That’s the good part.  The other part of this new adventure in parenting is that I am overwhelmed with sadness at how quickly he is growing up.  This is one of the biggest challenges as a parent that I have been dreading.

I was completely floored when he asked to use the potty earlier last week after waking up with a wet diaper.  The second time, whoa, this was momentous!  Success!  He sat on the potty and did what he was supposed to! A proud moment in parenthood!  But alas, that was last week and this week we haven’t had as much progress. 

I feel like the babysitter here, just hoping the kid knows what to do because I sure don’t.  I’ve read everything there is to read about potty-training methods but somehow spending a whole weekend with a naked child forcing him to sit on the potty every twenty minutes doesn’t seem like a great way to teach a kid.

Where do we go from here?  I’ve been trying to take the wait and see approach.  Aden is extremely independent and I know that forcing him will mean disaster.  I don’t want to rush the process but it was definitely a lot easier teaching him to eat solid foods.

All of this leads up to the TERRIBLE TWOs!  I’ve tried to prepare Kevin and myself for what could possibly come.  This past year has just been such a pleasure and probably one of the easiest we will ever have.  I sincerely hope not but I hope our sweet child doesn’t turn into a clinging, raving lunatic monster that no one wants to be around.  I think that will make for a couple of raving lunatic parents and I don’t think that is a good scene.

~Life as Mom


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