Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's POTTY time!

It's POTTY Time!

I never thought the day would come when the boys wanted to start going on the potty. I backed off from my original plan of forcing them to go. What I realized is that they needed to be able to articulate their need to go before the would actually go all by themselves. Emerson shows little or no interest in the potty. Which is fine. He is still having speech issues and really can't tell me yet. If I put him on the potty, he goes through the motions but hasn't really gone yet. Max is doing great. He pees whenever I ask him to try and very rarely gives me a hard time. He has a lot of G.I. issues so I haven't stressed about making him go. Alex is the pee champion! He very rarely pees in his diaper and wears big boy pants whenever I am home to remind him.

With potty training comes GREAT responsibility. You have to stay home and be aware of where bare bummed children are running to. God forbid I lose sight of a little one who has just left a deposit in the ELMO potty chair, he will certainly be marking his territory ALL over my house. But with two happily on their way I can sit back and have a brief sigh of relief until I again here the phrase..."MOM, I pooped in my underwear"! Back to the drawing bored!