Tuesday, January 4, 2011

HMP: Opening Day of Potty Training

Look at that little butt!

We potty trained Walnut over the Christmas break of '07.  It took two days.  We ask Peanut every single day, "Do you want to go on the potty?"  He vehemently responds, "NOOOoooo."  And so, we backed off.  I didn't even consider training him over break because he had the stomach flu twice and an ear infection.  We wanted our healthy boy back before we upset his proverbial toddler apple cart.

Today while I was picking Peanut up from daycare I asked J, the owner of the daycare, if she thought Peanut was ready to be potty trained.  Her immediate and emphatic response was, "Yes!  He's been ready.  He's too smart for his own good."

I began my barrage of questions.  And, much to my dismay I learned that Peanut's precocious personality has allowed him to sucker his parents into believing that he's not ready to give up the diapers.  J proceeded to tell me that Peanut informs the staff, and the ladies confirmed her explanation,  when he needs changed as well as when he goes to the bathroom.  Needless to say, the little guy NEVER does this at home. 

When we arrived home at 3:45 p.m.,  I immediately allowed him to select his under pants for the remainder of the evening.  He, of course, picked Thomas and ran around for the next four hours in nothing but his underwear and a sweatshirt.  He sat on the potty several times and placed smiley faced stickers on his Thomas the Tank Engine Potty Training sticker chart.  I am grateful that that the potty training process seems to be going well so far.

We had a slight accident right before bathtime but we were very pleased with his determination to stay dry.  Fortunately he did not like being wet.  We're going to use that to our advantage.  Tomorrow is another day and J will be equipped with many changes of clothes as well as clean pairs of underwear.  Wish us luck!  We'd like to have him potty trained by the time he's ready for Kindergarten.

Peanut's throne

1 comment:

  1. Love it! So cute...and I love the Thomas underwear too. Where did you find those? Jacob is obsessed with his Spiderman underwear right now and was so excited to learn that Pappy ALSO has Spiderman underwear! lol Good luck! It sounds like he's off to a great start!

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