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Contrary to what you may think, our potty training is a long way from being over. What surprises me most is that all the books I’ve read are saying “bowel motions are easier for toddlers to get control of, compared to urinating”. For Eric it’s exactly the opposite. He will go dry for an hour [...]
Today some pretty unexpected things happened.
It all began as an ordinary potty training nightmare day - Eric woke up, we tried the potty, no luck, half an hour later we got ourselves another accident - well, what else is new.
But then I got sick of feeling like such a miserable failure and decided that we go to the beach. There are times in a mom’s life when she needs some distraction, and it was one of those times. So I packed a plenty of pants and underwear for Eric, because accidents were only a matter of time (or at least I thought so) and we drove to the beach.
Today I woke up in a much more optimistic mood. Some good night sleep can do wonders and I was ready to work hard on Eric’s potty training. Whatever it takes, right?
I was also not setting my hopes high to avoid unnecessary disappointments. If I get to clean mess the whole day, who cares, as long as we have just a little bit of progress. But it turned out to be a pretty good day!
If I learned something yesterday, it was that Eric needs to use the potty every 30 - 35 minutes. That knowledge gave me a good reason to keep track of time and sit him on a potty every half an hour.
No miracles happened.
Since the first day I kept a log of all the accidents, to track signs of progress - I was writing down the times of accidents (well, I was hoping to log in some wins as well). I will still keep on logging things, because otherwise it’s really hard to judge objectively the situation.
I thought I had everything prepared and ready.
Remember how I got my kid a potty 6 months ago? Guess what… he’s still not potty-trained. Why? Truth be told, I have no idea. I guess I wasn’t working hard enough to make it happen.
They say in the books, first check if he’s ready. Well, we’ve been through the list: