Saturday, January 2, 2010

Potty Training Diaries: Day 2

Day 2 of our 3 day potty training adventure has come and gone. To say it was no easy feat would be the understatement of the year. We are emotionally and physically exhausted and ready to throw in the towel. I think this has actually been the hardest thing in parenting thus far.

We only had 3 accidents today, and 5 victories!! That is much better than yesterday where we had MANY accidents and little to no victories- I have to keep reminding myself of that. As part of the 3 day potty training e-book, you get live help from Lora. I logged on tonight and realized we picked the WORST time to potty train! LOL!! She takes very few days off, but new years eve and new years are 2 of the ones blacked out. Lucky for us, those are day 2 and 3 for us!!! ugg....

Little man got angry towards the end of the day wanted to go no where near the restroom. He was mean to his daddy and mommy and my heart began to break. I had to remind myself that this is for him and 3 days of hell is better than washing anymore cloth diapers or dragging out the potty training 6+ months as most do. "Just rip the bandaid off," I kept telling myself. I know that there is an ending to this. My husband reminded me that everyone {including us} have all had to go through this and we are all potty trained. As crazy as it sounds, that was actually comforting to me.

Tonight I re-read the e-book and she explains how the child will have one big push of resistance before it is all over. The "fight to keep the diapers" if you will. I think that is exactly what happened the second half of the day, and I am hopefully and positive that tomorrow- WE WILL BE POTTY TRAINED!

stay tuned...



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3 comments:

Tacy said...

You are right... it is only the severely disabled that are not eventually potty trained and I found comfort in that as well, pretty much everyone in the world gets it at some point. I've helped potty train many children that were not mine, and two of my own. Everyone has a different approach and each child is unique but she is right common to every child I was involved in the potty training put up some sort of a fight. it does sound like he's making great progress. Keep up the work and hang in there tired mommy!

Claire's World said...

You can do it!!!! Hang in there!!!

Tiffany said...

I hope this helps you feel better - my son is now only using a pull-up at night, so I've really been congratulating myself on finally being DONE with cloth diapers. So last week when we were at vitamin cottage looking for the "eco" pull-ups, Graham says, "I don't want paper diapers, I have FABRIC diapers!" He wanted nothing to do with those disposable things... So. What can a nature-loving mommy do? Each night he gets dressed with one of your big-boy britches with a doubler inside. (-: