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Monday, September 19, 2011
Potty Training - Part 1
I'm starting to think potty training would have been easier if we had started when Asher was 1 instead of 2 . . . you know, back when he was easy-going, non-argumentative, less independent. Live and learn, I guess - maybe we'll try that with Aiden. Anyway, it's hard to even know how to start potty training; I know you sould let them get comfortable seeing their little potty chair in the bathroom and everything and that we're not supposed to force anything. So far, all I've been able to get Asher to do is sit on his potty fully dressed. I'll ask him multiple times a day if he wants to go potty or if we should take his diaper off, but he says no every time; and, he says it in a way and looks at me in a way that says "Mom, if you even try that, you will regret it." So I don't force anything because I don't want him to become scared of the potty or turn it into a whole dramatic scene (there are enough of those during the day without adding any additional ones). Um . . . yeah, no success yet, but I'm hoping there will be some progress sometime soon here. How did/do you potty train your little tykes?
On a side note: We've been working on numbers lately, and after I count to 15 he says "Good job, Mommy!" Every time - what a sweetie-pie. I guess he thinks Mom could use some encouraging words every now and then, too ;)