Thursday, October 15, 2009

Potty Training Break

Over the last few months we have been working with out dear sweet Matthew on potty training. We have tried everything. I started offering M&M's that worked for a little while. But, it got kinda expensive when other people kept eating them. Then, I tried the look at clues one. Well, that only works if we are always in the same room. Our new place has more than one room, so that got a little difficult. And there is no way I can be with him all the time. So, I thought well maybe I will try taking him every 30 minutes to use the potty. That worked for a half a day. Then, he went on strike. Every time I would take him to use the potty it was like I was taking him to timeout or something really horrible. He would scream and run away. And for anyone that knows Matthew his so stubborn, if he does not want to do something there is nothing that you can do make him. One example of his stubbornness. Every morning I offer him two outfits to chose to wear that day. After waiting for what seems for ever he goes into his dresser and picks something totally different out. And usually it is not weather appropriate.
So, I was reading my friends blog and she was explaining what they are doing with their wonderful toddler. She does not even say the word "potty" until he can wake up from a nap dry. Then, once they wake up she takes him to the potty. I think this is a great idea because you know their little bladders are so full. I have a feeling this approach will work. Now, all I have to do is remember to not say "potty" in our house for a while. I think that is going to be the hardest because we have been working on it for so long. I think this will be a good thing, I need a break from the stress and I also need to find Indiana Jones Underwear. I promised him I would buy him some when he was potty trained. I should have looked before I promised dang they are super hard to find.
Well, he may not be potty trained but he can sure ride his bike very well. (when his helmet is not covering his eyes) I was told he makes the best lego buildings in nursery. So, I guess he has those things mastered.


Holly Mayer said...

Another idea for potty use with out it being a potty, is just start using it as a place to sit to put shoes on and off. That way he will sit for a few moments before leaving and when coming back home. If you don't mind keeping his shoes in the bath room for a while that is.

Stephanie Grimwood said...

Thanks Holly that is a good idea. I really don't mind keeping shoes in the bathroom than we will never lose them. thanks