Sunday, March 20, 2005

F@#$(%ing potty

We are potty training. Again. This time, I have a book. This book worked for everyone else, blah blah blah. Once I got past the fact that it was written at a time when the phrase "profoundly retarded" was an acceptable way to describe a child, it seemed like a brilliant book. This morning, Girl Terror and I set forth on the adventure, with the boys out of the house. It seemed to be working. She peed. I cheered. The treats flowed. Then, she peed again. But this time, not so much in the potty. It seems the first triumph might have been fluke. By nap time, we were both exhausted, and she asked for her diaper back. I re-read parts of the book, and she might not be ready yet. She "dribbles" throughout the day, and I guess the goal is to wait until she holds it for awhile, and then goes all at once. Sigh. If I am the first mother to send her child to school in a pull-up, I will be writing all those "experts" and giving them a piece of my mind.

12 comments:

aka_monty said...

Hello, here via Michele today! (but I'd've been here anyway as I work my way through my delightful blogroll) :)

I feel for you...my daughter was on Lasix for a long time~~I thought she'd NEVER get out of diapers. Especially at night. Bleh.
Good luck!

Dawn said...

I am so glad that I am past the potty training stage. Good luck.

Thanks for your post on my site. I will be back.

Beth said...

Relax Darlin!! It will happen. Don't worry about it - wait a couple of weeks and try again.

Dawn said...

This is Dawn#2 and I am definitely not past the potty-training stage! Ugh - I feel what your saying - my son is 3 and some change and still has no desire to go on the potty!

Raehan said...

Oh, that lovely potty training stage. My oldest had her pants off half the time when we were training her. I'll never forget the time she turned around with her but facing me, pulled her but-cheeks apart and said, "Mom, look at the hole in my bottom!"

Good luck. I'm glad it's over...for now. We've got another one coming up in about six months of so.

Just stopping by to catch up on your posts.

SquareSlant said...

Ahhhh - the joys of motherhood! I personally don't believe anyone is an expert - with every new child born another every parent becomes an Amateur

Michele said...

Keep trying mom, it'll happen.

J&J'sMom said...

And someone once told me girls were easier than boys to train..yeah right! Hang in there..I'll be following right along as J man #2 needs to be trained by Sept!

Anonymous said...

We used the video "Potty Time With Bear" from Bear in the Big Blue House. It was AMAZING. Totally low-stress with lots of matter of fact encouragement. We also went with the bare bum approach (kinda needs to be warmer out though)

Good Luck, and rest assured, your kiddie won't be in Pull Ups when she's in college.

The Gunny's Wife said...

Don’t worry. I thought that my kids would never potty train. Some kids are ready before others. In the beginning it is more potty training for the parent, learning when they need to go. Just wait until she is older. If people disapprove because your daughter is still in diapers, who cares? My daughter was 3 ½ when she decided to finally give up diapers. It was easy. Is three and half a bit old? Maybe. But, there was no stress. No mess. No fuss. No tears! Buy her some really cool, cute, must have panties and let her know she can only wear them when she no longer goes potty in her pants!

Beth said...

I so totally agree with the last post!! Relax! The more you make it an issue, the harder it's going to be. It will happen!! And, hey, just to keep things in perspective, once you're my age, it's all for nothing and you are one step away from diapers again!! Gives whole new meaning to 'what comes around, goes around'

Dan said...

I remember a story my mother told me about when my little lad was being potty trained a couple of years ago. He was sitting on the potty one day while being babysat by both grandmothers. Suddenly he asked for a hammer (he was a big "Bob The Builder" fan at the time). When asked what he wanted a hammer for, he replied "Because my willy's broken!"