Thursday, May 5, 2011

Potty Training Revisited

Yesterday, I decided it was time to attempt potty training again. Compared to Samara, who is only three months old, Ari is like an old man.



He's going to be three-years-old tomorrow and that means it's high time he spent some quality time on the toilet.

Yesterday, I put him in underwear all day long. He peed all over the floor, and (eventually) in the toilet multiple times. I was so focused on the task at hand, that I canceled a playdate I had previously scheduled. I told my friend, Liz, that there was pee all over my house and that we'd better hang out another day.

Each time he peed in the toilet, he got a cat cookie.


Despite all the peeing on the floor and the soaked underwear, my crowning achievement as a mother occurred when I woke up this morning to find that Ari had slept in underwear in a dry bed!

Today, he has peed on the toilet numerous times, and pooped on the bathroom floor once. Progress!

Hopefully he will be wearing underwear when he enters college.

4 comments:

  1. Haha! We just over the pee and poop everywhere phase. Now we're finally almost always in the potty!
    Don't worry- you've got plenty of time. AT least 14 more years until he's a freshman in college.

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  2. OMG YES! See? I told you you could do it! You rock, mama...and good for you not giving up. Now you've definitely come too far to give up. I dare say you'll have a fully trained kiddo pretty soon! I can't believe the dry bed, too! Tahira pees SOOOOOO much at night!

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  3. WAY TO GO, SARAH AND ARI!!!

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  4. YAY! I actually heard about a mom who waited until her kid was a bit older like Ari, so he was really ready. She spent 48 hours and he was trained! No playdates, no outings, nada. I just took that as a sign to wait and not waste my time now - haha!

    Anyway, Congratulations! Love the kitty cookies.

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