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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Think It'll Work? (It Will Take A Miracle.)

For the last several weeks, several times a day, Troy's train of thought goes something like this:

"Mom, I'm a BIG boy, and I'm going to pee and poop in the toilet, and then Santa is going to bring me some big boy undies for Christmas. Right now I'm a little boy, because I still have a diaper, but I will be a big boy."

Yes, indeed. It is SO time to train that kid. He poops and instantly has a diaper in hand, wanting to be changed. He got all embarrassed when he pooped while at preschool, because all the other kids are potty trained, and they saw that he had a diaper on.

While my mom was here helping me out after my surgery, she was really good about getting him to at least try to go in the morning and at about lunch time. (Since I've been on my own, though, that's kind of fallen to the wayside. It's all I can do to go through the motions of being a mom. Still. And it's been over 7 weeks. *sigh*)

So, I decided to try the sticker chart route:



I think I'll do a sticker for trying, and a treat of some sort for actually going. It goes until December 24, and honestly, I think we can do it. If I can just get him to sit on the potty and at least try to go 5 times a day, I think he'll be close to being trained, if not all the way trained. Oh, and we ran out of diapers his size, so we can do "little boy undies" (read Pull-Ups, which I totally know is a fancy diaper, but maybe I can convince him that it's a lot like undies so he'll treat them like undies).

Then, if he's close to being trained by Christmas, then maybe Santa can give him Big Boy undies for Christmas. And having him trained would be a super awesome Christmas gift for me, too.

Wish us luck! (And please, send some energy my way, because I really need it.)

10 comments:

Becky said...

He is going to do an amazing job and he will love it because he will be more independent. For you I send you positive energy and love. I know the way you feel and I PROMISE you that its going to get better. Your quality of life will be so much better you will have more energy and you will be free of pain. Please call or email me if you need to chat. Love always, Your Love Chunks! 208-908-8123

jomama said...

wishing you all kinds of good luck. i'm not up to potty-training my little guy right now, so i'm being lazy and keeping him in diapers a while longer. i admire your energy!

Karlenn said...

If I had energy to spare, I'd give it to you. :) I'm excited for you guys! I'll bet it will take a millisecond to train him. And good idea with the chart. Ugh, I hate potty-training. It's the worst.

Mosers said...

Good luck!!!! He will do awesome!!!!

Janae said...

I am thinking I need to potty train Emy before she becomes a Sunbeam...I better hurry! She has still never went potty on the toilet. She just sits on the toilet and crys because it doesn't work. It makes me so sad I let her wear diapers again...I am not much help to you or her.
I hope you get feeling back to your old self soon. I have to admit I got a little teary eyed Sunday when I saw you pick up Ivy. That would be so hard to go with out doing that for so long.

Janae said...

I am thinking I need to potty train Emy before she becomes a Sunbeam...I better hurry! She has still never went potty on the toilet. She just sits on the toilet and crys because it doesn't work. It makes me so sad I let her wear diapers again...I am not much help to you or her.
I hope you get feeling back to your old self soon. I have to admit I got a little teary eyed Sunday when I saw you pick up Ivy. That would be so hard to go with out doing that for so long.

Mindy H. said...

According to Jenny, the whole potty training thing seems to stick a lot faster when it is the kid'd idea. It sounds like your little guy has the desire, so that is half the battle.

Good luck with the rest of the battle!

Amy said...

Good luck with the potty! We have been very lucky in that department, so I don't have any great advice. My kids all figured it out in a few days.

megan said...

I hope it's going well!! I hate potty training and I've only done it once!! UGH!! That's cool that you did the whole chart thing. I was going to do that with Brynnan, but I was too lazy. LOL

Jenny said...

we just finished day 10 w/ no accidents (knock on wood). how are you doing? good luck w/ it. potty training is one of my least favorite things.