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.


  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.

  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!

  3. 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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