() It’s almost that time – getting the twins to own their big girl status. In the coming weeks, we’ll be potty training with Potette, a 2-in-1 travel potty system. We’re bracing ourselves, but at the same time looking forward to the independence they’ll gain.
Disclosure: I received a sample from Thanks Mama of the Potty Scotty and Potty Patty Night Time Training Pants in exchange for a review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.
Oh, this ‘lil boy of mine. He’s been nighttime potty trained since April. I clearly remember the day I went to the toy store at the mall and picked up a toy to celebrate his one week of no peeing the bed at night. It was the same day as the Warmup on Walnut and my surprise 30th birthday, so that’s a SOLID 7 months ago. But, you see, something happened in mid-September and he reverted.
As parents, we are constantly at the amusement park riding a roller coaster. We have our up days and our down days. There are thrills, and there are chills. This is all part of parenthood.
Evan has been working on the whole potty training thing for months now (remember last week when I mentioned regression?). Today he had an accident in his pants and while waiting for Greg to get clean ones, he started the rest of his business “like an animal on the floor”.
Raise your hand if you are with me. Good, I am not alone.
Today was a half day for me and yet a busy one. I really am ready for a holiday to relax. Luckily, one is around the corner.
We will be celebrating with my parents on Sunday after we get to enjoy some time outside tomorrow. This will hopefully include Chatham’s Spring Festival and the Zoo.
This morning I laid in bed, not because I was lazy, but because getting out of bed meant I had to put on clothes depending on what I was going to do for my daily workout. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a run (layers and layers–it’s 9 degrees out there and snowing) or yoga (shorts and a tank top since THE HEAT IS ON). The kids and Greg were all asleep, so I figured either way it was alone time but that yoga would be best so I wouldn’t startle Greg by making a “hey, I busted my a$$ at the corner of 11th and Western [because I thought it would be wise to run up hill in the snow], come peel me off the road” phone call.
It’s been an on again, off again battle to get ‘lil Man to truly go on the potty on the regular. What can we expect? He just turned two, so (in my mind) it’s still very early. Arianna started around that age as well and was fully “good to go” a few months later. But, I know, it shouldn’t take months. Here’s the “anatomy of potty training” when it comes to ‘lil Man.
That ‘lil centerpiece up there was nice for Thanksgiving, but it proved even nicer in these days after. The sweet candy corn “pumpkeens” up there were a temptation for the kids…but they became a motivator for a certain ‘lil Man. The past two days, the pumpkeens became rewards for him using the potty! We’ve had success with what I believe is the harder of the two parts of potty training, but he showed he was ready for the first, too. So what if a ‘lil sugar did the trick?!?!
My mom got ‘lil Man a big present while we were on vacation–Thomas and Star Wars underpants. He’s been trying hard to tell us when he has to go (the best attempt thus far had been him telling me he had to in the pool and then fighting me to go on the big potty and peeing on the floor mid-move).
It’s hard to believe, but ‘lil Miss A has been out of diapers for somewhere around a year now. The potty chair has all but become a stool and an emergency use tool. Even harder to believe, ‘lil Man is showing interest in starting to potty train (and the doctor even suggested it at his last checkup). Just in time, I was provided with a set of TidyTots disposable potty chair liners to review (and give away)!
A change to ‘lil Miss A’s night time has to come soon. She’s been interested in potty training since she was 20 months old, and relatively quickly picked it up. What we just can’t get down, however, is the night time training.