Potty Training Update

Friday, 20 August 2010, 16:49 | Category : Family, Home, Milestones, Parenting, Travel
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So….the potty training has come to a halt! Sort of.  Aden’s fascination with the potty has waned either because he isn’t ready yet or he knows he will have to get into a knock-down drag out with Mama if she decides to push it and he doesn’t want to.  I’m telling you this kid is stubborn.  For instance, he doesn’t like his front teeth brushed.  Gotta tell you, they look pretty grimy after a while!  So, every other night I have to hold him down and brush his front teeth.  He screams his bloody head off!  If he had sensitive gums, then I’d understand but he brushes his back teeth just fine.  I’m convinced he  screams so loudly because he thinks he should do it. ONLY he won’t do it. 

I was so hopeful Aden would want to use the potty more!  I’m still hopeful as Aden will be moving into the next class at daycare soon and they definitely do the full out potty training in that class.

Kevin is off to the ancestral home this weekend and I’m heading in the opposite direction to visit my friend in Tampa.  It will be interesting to see how Aden fares staying the night in a new location.  Since our spring disaster of trying to stay in a cabin with him we haven’t tried staying anywhere else with him. 

In that instance he kept getting up in the middle of the night and would wind up in weird places.  He sleeps in a very deep crib at home. The first night at the cabin he was stuck under the bed.  The second night he was on a shelf in the kitchen.  I don’t know if he sleep walks or was just looking for something more comfortable but it freaked us out every night!  So this will be a great little test run for our October mountain trip.  I’ll find out how well he travels!

Forget trying to potty train while on the road…I won’t go there, especially by myself.

~Life as Mom


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