I started potting training today with Liam. Being that he is 2.5 years old and shows all the signs of being ready, I thought we’d give it a try…..after 2 hours, I’m ready to throw in the pee covered towel …
We started the day off with a trip to Target for “big boy” undies and rewards…..
Liam was pretty excited about having some of his favorite things at the ready and kept telling me how he was going to go “potty in the potty!”
I thought “We got this!! This will be a piece of cake!”
Big boy undies: Check.
Sticker chart: Check.
M&M reward: Check.
Hotwheels car incentive: Check.
Two year old who’s excited to use the potty: Check.
Oh, humble pie, how you taste so bitter.
We got home, set everything up and got the undies out, and then he panicked. Absolutely panicked, tears and screaming in every direction. I know my lil’ man, and I know he got overwhelmed by the whole thing, but then as soon as it happened, it was over.
Then in the next hour, we had 3 accidents in the living room. So then we sat. Sat on the toilet for a half hour, waiting and waiting. Oh, he wanted that M&M so bad, but apparently his 3 accidents drained his system…and mine! 🙂
So we will try again, and again.
Oh the adventures of parenting.