Time to Train?
For the last couple months there has been this nagging voice in the back of mind. I have been shutting it out. Partly out of denial but mostly laziness. Xander has been showing signs of being ready to potty train. I just haven’t been ready. I had a plan to wait until after our trip to North Carolina in May. Who wants to take a newly (or partially) potty trained kid on a 9 hour car ride? Not me that’s for damn sure. Of course Xander had to go and blow up that plan.
Xander has been peeing on the potty rather consistently before bath time. He goes 4 or 5 times a week. The other days it’s clear that he knows what to do, but just doesn’t have to go just then. He generally hasn’t shown any interest in going potty at any other time of day. My very observant guess is that he likes to go at bath time because his brother goes then too. Last week that kinda changed. When the husband picked him up from daycare, he was told that Xander had gone potty four times that day. The next day he went three times. Well then.
I sent pull-ups to school yesterday to make things easier for the teachers. He had a perfect potty day. Not a single wet pull-up or accident. Then he came home and promptly pooped in his pull-up. Twice. These kids!
The only issue is that he still doesn’t have a ton of interest in going potty at home. Jack was like this. I didn’t push. I let him do his thing at school for a couple weeks before I started really training at home. I guess that’s what we are going to do with Xander too. We’ll see how it goes. I know it can take months and I’m ok with that. I’m just excited that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Four plus years of diapers is a lot. It’s almost over.
A potty training side note: I know that everyone has an opinion on potty training. We use pull-ups cause that has worked in the past. Hopefully it will work again. Xander was excited because Diego and a kitty (X loves anything that resembles a cat) are on the front of his pull-up. He was so excited that last night at dinner he pulled down his pants to see Diego. Then he got mad that he couldn’t see Diego because his belly was in the way. So if you are two years old and know that Diego is on your pull-up, you naturally pull down your pull-up. At the dinner table. While we have a friend over for dinner. THESE KIDS!
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