So here we are. Naked from the waist down. Brand new Cars underwear and pull-ups as far as the eye can see and a toilet that sings when you lift the seat, which sounds kind of like a recipe for disaster but no. I’m actually really having fun with this whole potty situation. Maybe because for now, we’re keeping it indoors. Underwear is reserved for after school only (for now) and when we go on walks around the block Archer’s rocking pull-ups again. But diapers? We are weaning those babies for good!
I was not so excited about the prospect of potty-training (come on, like who is?). I was especially unstoked because of Archer’s communication issues and his difficulty articulating his needs re: toilet time. But now that Archer’s talking more (and more) and I can understand him: “I go potty mommy! I go pee-pee now!” I figured the time had come. And apparently so did Archer.
Archer thinks going pee in the potty is the coolest thing ever. Poop? Not so much. He cries for his diaper when he has to go and I get sad and confused and don’t know what to do. So I went online and bought these books:
I have learned that the secret of parenting Archer well is to let him take his time. He is not someone who should or can be pushed. In fact, the day he decided to use the potty was the day I stopped asking him to. He’s like a teenage girl that way. So I don’t want to scare, push or upset him into pooping on the potty. I just want to excite him by the awesome prospect of potty-pooping.
Potty-time excellent! Woo! Woo!
In the meantime, I’m enjoying this phase of Archer’s life. The pleasure he takes in the simplest of tasks. The pride my son has in his pee on pot accomplishments. And the hope I cling to dearly that come October, Archer will be (pretty close to) potty trained. Surely one babe in diapers is enough.
As always, potty training pointers and “pooping-is-fun!” children’s book recommendations are quite welcome. Also, for those of you who are or have potty-trained your kids, do/did you bring a portable toilet with you on outings? Is there a toilet that folds and fits into a large purse or diaper-bag or should I invent one?
Thank you in advance for your toilet-tips!