Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year's Resolution...

To change less diapers! Sam is potty training. And it's horrible. Or maybe not. I have nothing to compare it to! I waited so long that both Levi and Natalie potty trained themselves. No accidents, no pull-ups, no help needed. Now, it's quite the process. Every hour the timer goes off and we head to the tiny bathroom, that we really don't both fit in. He can't efficiently get his pants down by himself...or up for that matter! Standing was way too messy for him...he's just not tall enough so he is sitting now and it's better.

Levi has a homeschool YMCA class tomorrow, so Sam will be in the child watch for close to 2 hours. Ha! That ought to be fun:) I will give them warning and see if they will even take him. I would just put a diaper on him for the time, but I read somewhere that can really confuse him and I don't want to waste the 2 days of horrible-ness that I have already gone through!
Becca promised in 2 weeks, it will better. 2 WEEKS!!!! I hope I make it that long.

Poor Seth...he's gonna feel the brunt of this. I am not even mentioning the word "potty" until he is 5! :)

6 comments:

Watashi no Uchi said...

If it helps, I know the feeling!!! Good luck! Just make sure you take several pairs of underwear, plastic baggies, wipes and so on tomorrow. I actually liked to take underwear that I wouldn't mind throwing away (garage sale stuff that has holes in it) when I knew that I wouldn't be able to clean him up as well. You might try a pull up that looks similar to his underwear and then you have "disposable underwear." I struggled a long time with Andy, but I wasn't very consistent with him. Again, good luck!

Pat & Amber said...

Maybe Seth will take Sam's lead, and you can get both of them potty trained at the same time! :) Wouldn't that be a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! lol

Anna Marie said...

There are many schools of thought on potty training. Good luck.

Shanna said...

Oh that is so hard! Good luck ! I know you can do it!! Stick with it!!

HO IV and crew said...

But just think of the JOY of not having to clean stinky diapers of a three year old after he is trained. It really is worth it in the long run. The process just is not so much fun. Good Luck. You can do it!!! You're the best!

Debbie, Lee, Rachele and Kenny said...

Funny. I should do that with Kenny. He rarely tries to go anymore. It is very frustrating when you know they should go but won't or even do but then go in there diaper or underwear right after going on the pot.