Oh the joys of potty training. Sometimes you just want to pull your hair out!
Our twins who are almost 3 (in July) are showing all signs of being ready for the whole potty training experience. I am overly ready and at this point can’t wait until this fun, yet frustrating experience, is done and we move on to bigger better things! During my pregnancy months everyone would say “Just wait until the terrible 2’s!” or “Have fun with the potty training!” and I thought.. well it can’t be that hard can it, just sit them on the potty and wait until they go. Right? Yeah Right! If only it were that easy! And for those of you parents who had it that easy, I’m totally jealous!
We’ve been working on this toilet training deal for a few months now and we have managed to go in the potty a few times but it’s not consistent and sometimes they just don’t want to. We’ve invested in the whole deal; buying one pink and one green potty, stocking up on Pull-Ups, stocking up on nighttime diapers, even getting “big kid” underwear to bribe them with.. actually they could care less about the “big kid” underwear so we’ve gone to offering them a cookie or M&M’s when they go potty.
As I was writing this post our little boy decided he needed to go potty so up we went.. he took his pants and pull up off and sat down like he was ready to go. Then boredom set in. I began singing a potty song. He told me to stop. He got up and decided this was too boring and wanted to go play. I explained to him that big boys go pee-pee in the potty and big boys get a cookie when they go potty. He said no and sat back down. Then he wanted to read a book. He grabbed the closest book (still sitting on the potty) and skimmed through it and wanted to get up again. I said “How about a sticker if you go potty?”. He said yes to the sticker and then finally went potty, 30 minutes later. Success! Note to self: Stickers are cooler than cookies!
So anyways, through our trials and errors with potty training I kept thinking, man this potty training thing can get expensive and as a mom (or dad) trying to potty train it can get very frustrating, so I thought.. why not reward one of our fabulous parents with a $50 gift card so they reward themselves.. or buy more potty training supplies!
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