At aerobics this morning one of my friends asked me how potty training with Boy Number Two is going, since she knew we started a week ago on Monday. I figured that potty training with Eli would be harder than it was with Jonah, but I never really figured on HOW it would be harder.
The first couple of days of potty training were rough. Since we go directly to underwear with no pull-ups, I expect a bit of a learning curve. We mostly stayed inside and spent lots of time going to the bathroom; but with rewards for going on the potty, Eli learned pretty quickly and things got better. On Friday and Saturday day we had absolutely NO ACCIDENTS, even though we spent time out and about shopping (and visiting many public restrooms)! Can you believe it? I was singing the hallelujah chorus and we were all happy.
For just a moment I thought I was mostly finished with potty training! Believe it or not, Jonah trained just that fast. Ha! Not so fast, Mommy! The inevitable happened... for the past three days we have had an accident every day. Only one accident per day is pretty good, right?!
Well, it WOULD be pretty good... if the accidents weren't all the dreaded Number Two! Ugh!
Dealing with this kind of accident makes us all feel a bit like this:
I don't understand how Eli can stay dry for 5 days in a row and yet not make it to go poop on the potty! We go to the bathroom at least once or twice an hour, but if I don't get him to the bathroom at the random right moment, then I end up with yuck!
I guess the good news is that we are making progress. This evening Eli actually told me he needed to go potty! He had already started to do his business, but at least he caught himself. Maybe we will get through this potty training business after all.
That would be nice because I love this boy and I would really like to keep him. :o)
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