I have figured out potty training.  Follow my advice and you won't go wrong.  When your child starts to realize they have poop and don't like it.  That is not time to start potty training.  When your child tells you when they are actually peeing in their diaper that is still not time.  When your child goes peepee outside like his big brother that is still not time.  When all those things happen, wait two months and when your child is begging to get the big boy potty out of the garage and dust it off, then wait a week and then they are ready.

Deacon has been ready for a long time, but momma hasn't!  Yesterday was amazing.  He wet in his pull up one time and from after nap to bedtime wore big boy underwear.  We did have one HUGE 2-year old meltdown though.  While we were outside playing he said the undies were hurting him.  I knew they were not.  I fixed the elastic, and they are a whole size too big so I know they weren't really  hurting him.  He yelled at me to take them off and get him a pull up.  I told him he was a big boy now and he needed to wear big boy undies like brother does.  He looked at me with the biggest crocodile tears ever and screamed “I am not a big boy, I am a baby boy – get me a pullup!!!”  I started cracking up laughing, which made him even more mad.  It was quite hilarious though.

Today he hasn't wet his pull up once and he tells me when he has to go.  We went to the splash park today and he told me he had to go potty while we were playing.  I reassured him that he could go in his pants b/c he had a swim diaper on.  He said “no i want to go in the potty”.  I tried to convince him to just go so his lazy momma didn't have to walk him all the way to the bathroom (it's not even that far!).  Finally i realized that I'm not teaching him good potty training skills so we went and sure enough he sat down and started peeing.  🙂

He got up from his nap today dry and told me after he had been up about 5 min that he needed to go and he went.  I'm telling you this is too easy, something has to go wrong very soon.  He did go #2 in his pull up today though.  I think that is going to be our downfall.  A lot of times kids don't transition too well with doing poopy in the potty.  Who knows why.  That doesn't make sense to me!

We ventured to Target today to get a part to our vacuum that I threw away on accident and so we picked up his own new big boy undies.  He got to pick them out and picked Thomas.  He wore them tonight around the house and looked so grown up.  I was a proud momma.

So, there is our potty training run down for day #2!  I know that if you made it this far in reading this you are either my mom, or ….. well i actually don't know anyone else that would make it this far – not even aaron!  OH and the part for the vacuum, yeah doesn't fit!  Lovely.  House is showing tomorrow.  No vacuum tonight and must hassle with Target about a part i opened and didn't use.  Fun times!

Jamie Ivey