Okay, I did it. I went to the library and borrowed every single one of the ‘potty’ dvds they had for boys. I planned to spend some time each day this week thinking potty and watching others go potty; perhaps it will inspire my little guy to use the potty too. He has been asking me to do the potty dance for him already; we had to watch that one twice in a row it was so enjoyable.
We do no. 1 quite well but we struggle with no. 2. I have been putting him on the potty every night before bed since 18 months but I haven’t made the effort to put him on the potty more often so truth is, it is my lack of commitment that has delayed our success. I can’t believe I’m broadcasting our status to whomever will take the time to read. Sorry son.
I am always well aware of no. 2 because it begins by a look of panic followed by running to me, little brother, the dog or a toy as he shouts, “Hug, hug, hug, hug.” Of course if he chooses me for the hug, despite it being only because he needs to go no. 2 at least I get a hug! I think I may miss that one day.
As we navigate our way through potty training, I can see it is such a small step to independence and a true sign that my little one is growing up….. Where does the time go?