Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Potty Training Part 2

I guess there's really not that much to tell . . . I've had zero success. I've gotten him to sit on his little potty chair without a diaper on a few times, but no action. He does not like being on the potty, though - he's such a routine boy that anything different is not welcomed. He was whining/crying the first time so I started making up stories as he sat there, and he seemed to enjoy that; but, after that he only wanted to sit on the potty to hear stories. (I guess I'm just that good of a storyteller . . . HA - yeah, right.)

It's been really frustrating because every time we've sat in there for close to 20 minutes with no results, so I put his diaper back on and not even 5 minutes later he's pooped. I cannot figure out how to get him to do that on the potty! It's not as if he doesn't have to go because he clearly does. So, like I said, there's not a whole lot to report, but I do take it as a somewhat promising sign that he'll at least sit on the potty without his diaper (although, now that it's getting colder outside he really hates it because the seat is so cold).

On a Side Note: We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our families, but being home is already taking a toll on me . . . The boys must be bored with only me around because they are both being little stinkers. Asher is constantly picking on Aiden, and Aiden is whiny any time I'm not interacting with him. Good thing Christmas is coming soon! Also, I have a new cookie recipe I'm hoping to post within a few days - chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels . . . stay tuned. Also, the leaves were dropping like crazy a couple weeks ago, and the boys both thought it was a blast playing in the leaves!

Throwing leaves at each other
That's a pretty sweet face :)
Aiden was up to his face in leaves and was loving it!


  1. I've been told that with many routine-oreinted and strong-willed kids (especially boys) that potty training (especially #2) is very difficult because it is something that they have control over. I was not told how to solve this problem, though. And if it makes you feel better, Tryg has been having no success either :P

  2. I was talking with my sister-in-law last night about how amazed I was that she had her little girl potty trained by 23 months. She told me that she found an article that talked about a 3 day potty training method and it worked for her. I am going to try it here after Christmas and see where my little man ends up. Doesn't hurt to try. She started her little girl at 20 months during the month of July. If you look up 3 day potty training online you'll find the book or articles that talk about it. Since your at home all the time this would probably work well for you. Good Luck to you. Amber Eilertson