Monday, March 28, 2011

Adventures in Potty Training: Day..... Are we there yet?

We started this journey/adventure/hellish nightmare a week ago today. I want to be done.

We've made progress but we still have a long way to go. I want so desperately to cry uncle, to wave the white flag knowing that eventually they will be potty trained, even if they have to do it themselves at the age of 14.. If I give up now I will have wasted an entire week of my life bound to a 10ft x 10ft confined space using the words, potty, pee pee and poo poo over and over so much that I'm now mumbling it in my sleep and asking the husband if he went potty like a big boy.

"Mary Kate" seems to be getting it. She will pee pretty much every single time you put her on the potty. She will not initiate going.

"Ashley" seems to have stage fright. That or a bladder the size of a grown man. She typically won't even pee for the first time until almost noon, unless of course you finally relinquish some control and allow them to wander unsupervised into the playroom, where she will pee immediately on the floor and surrounding toys.

We've been averaging about 2 accidents a day, total. So yes, I would say that is progress, but entering week 2 of this "project" is leaving me stir crazy and ready to get out of this house and back to some normalcy.

Whatever that is.


Country-Fried Mama said...

I can't pretend that what works for one will necessarily work for another, but for what it's worth: The Belle peed at will all over my house. As soon as I took her out and about, she got it together.

Lucky for me, we didn't have a scene anywhere mortifying, but I just decided that if we did, I'd deal with it. I couldn't stand house arrest either.

Good luck!

I'm a Mom!..? said...

Thanks CFM! We are taking our show on the road tomorrow - I hope mine do as well!