I am in day one of my three day potty training and I am starting to question myself as a patient parent. One of the keys to this system is, well, patience…so you can guess how my day is going. I don’t know how many times I have asked myself, “why wouldn’t he want to pee in the potty? How can peeing in underwear be comfortable or more exciting than the potty?” Then I realize I have 32 years of experience on this little dude and it makes it better, for the moment. This three day system by Lora Jensen is pretty awesome, from what I have heard. Some kids pick it up very quickly and some not until day 3. I’m thinking we will be on the day 2-3 train seeing as how it is already 2p and we haven’t mastered it yet today.
I have made a chart for the wall in the kitchen because I was struggling with what rewards to give. I had a couple but the little man has already figured me out. Oh, all I have to do is sit on the potty and I get something? Sweet. I’ll go potty all day, then. As I adjusted his expectations of the rewards to only be when his pants are dry and he goes in the potty…he became way less interested.
Today is the day I decided I want to get rid of my carpet…
So we will see how tomorrow goes. I will be hoping and praying and patient with my adorable little man, knowing that he won’t always want to just pee in his pants.
Other thoughts for the day:
Why do I keep smelling syrup? Oh, that’s right. I’m using Fenugreek for my milk supply and it makes me smell like syrup. seriously. I want pancakes
How can I set up my office space, rearrange my house, do the laundry, do the dishes, feed the baby and get the little man on the toilet? Oh, apparently I can’t. Messy and disorganized house it is…for now.
What is for dinner? pancakes sound good.
I need to shower…because I am now fearful I not only smell like syrup, but that I may smell like syrup and pee.
I have two deliveries coming today that cannot get here fast enough. One for Little Man and one for me.
This little man is the coolest kid I know. hands down cool. Even if he pees his pants.