So, tomorrow is day one of my official potty training bootcamp. I have read so many different articles and blogs and taken in so many different suggestions that it may be a little chaotic folks. I feel like I'll be winging a lot of it. We'll give the timer a try. We may try a bare bottom. We'll have stickers for trying, and we'll definitely have big rewards for results.
Just like last time I cried out for words of wisdom, I was again met with much encouragement after my most recent post. Even though I know so many moms have gone before me in this endeavor, it helps to hear you dreaded it, but survived. Some of you with ease and others with much weeping and gnashing of teeth. I guess the common theme I heard was the encouragement to wait until he was ready, which I have heard a lot. Even though he is resisting it a great deal, he is able to hold it, talks a lot about the potty, likes watching a musical potty video and other cues. So, I'm not sure if this is technically ready, because despite his interest he still doesn't want to actually do it!! With that being said, we're going to give my hodge podge of recommended methods a try this week. If it is a complete disaster, we'll abandon ship and give him a few more weeks to consider getting on board.
Although I welcome your suggestions, encouragement and sympathy, the main reason I chose to blog about the experience was to keep myself accountable. I know it won't be fun and I will want to give up, but if there is a group of folks wondering how it's going or at least pretending to be interested with their funny comments, I will keep on! I would really love for Jack to be mostly trained by the time preschool starts back in August.
On another note, we had a great long weekend catching up with friends. Some regulars and some longtimers that we haven't seen in a while. I look forward to filling you in on our Memorial Day gathering where the kids two and under almost out numbered the adults! It will have to wait until later this week though...I'm thinking I better get a good night's sleep in preparation for... tomorrow!