Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Potty Training

Lincoln has been interested and motivated in potty training, so I have tried a "2 year old guided" approach. Basically I let him tell me when he needs to go and he decides if he wants to wear underwear, a diaper or pull up. This could also be referred to as "the lazy mom's potty training approach." But whatev. He is just 2 and well, I am kind of being a lazy mom.

So he does not like to be wet or dirty and actually has been pooping on the toilet about 75% of the time. When he doesn't make it to the toilet in time to start he usually makes it in time to finish.

I am sure all of you but the moms have stopped reading.


Anywho, I have decided that it is now time to transition from the "two year old guided approach to potty training" to a slightly more aggressive "mom guided approach to potty training".
How do I know it is time? Well, here are the top 3 reasons:

1. While sleeping this morning (I know, I know...lazy mom) I started getting wafts of something unpleasant. I opened my eyes to see a chunk of poop right in front of my face and a smiling 2 year old waiting to be applauded. Apparently if you don't make it to the toilet, the second best option is to deliever the poop to your mommy for proper disposal.

2. Peeing on the potty was "the next big thing"...but now it is turning into old news and peeing in the back yard is turning into "the next big thing"

3. He always wants to wear diapers but insists on them coming off if they are even the slightest bit wet. I am spending a lot of money on diapers.

So for the sake of my carpet (and my nose)
And for the sake of the neighbors
And my checking account.

This lazy mama is becoming motivated.


Rachel said...

Thanks for the chuckle!

Katie said...

I didn't stop reading and I got a good laugh out of it :)