I have officially begun potty training. Might I add, I feel like I am failing at it. Poor Connor must think I hate him. I find myself "nagging" at him. I try to do it in a nice and happy voice, but then he starts whining in an unhappy voice and I get exhausted and a little short with him.
"Do you want some more juice"
"Do you want to go on the potty"
"Do you need to go pee-pee"
So yesterday he went on the floor three times and in the toilet none. I never scolded him when he went on the floor. He didn't mind having wet underpants...didn't bother him at all. I don't even think he realizes it when he is piddling. A friend of mine suggested the pull-ups that make the child feel cold after doing their business. So I got some, those don't phase him either.
I borrowed some books and a DVD from a friend down the hall (same friend that suggested the pull-ups...it didn't take too long for her little girl to get it and she never had to use a pull-up) in the hopes that today would be a new day. It started out okay, he helped his little teddy bear go potty on the toilet, REALLY washed his hands, dried them and turned off the light. I thought it was a great breakthrough. Connor even sat on the toilet this morning. No fruits came of it, but the nagging continues. He has yet to touch his juice or water.
Please tell me this was just as frustrating for you if you have potty trained a child! Tonya (Todd's mom) told me Todd was a textbook child. She showed him how to do it once and never had a problem after that. I truly thought Connor was like his father, guess not.
Maybe I am trying to do this too soon. He is only 2 1/2. Well, wish me luck! I hope Connor and I make it through this day.
I do have something to look forward to! Tonight Todd is taking me out for our 9th Anniversary (thanks for the card mom...the cardmaker did a great job, I hope you paid her well)!