Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! <wild cheering in the background>
My almost 3 1/2 year old son has FINALLY decided that it is TIME to go poopy on the potty! I’ve waited three days to go by before writing this post…hoping that it wasn’t some sort of fluke. For some inexplicable reason (because I had given up complete hope) he has decided on his own that he was ready. He never even told me he needed to go! He just helped himself to the potty (without the kid’s potty seat, no less) without me knowing then yelled for me to come and see the poop in the potty for myself! I was only too happy to wipe his butt for him as tears of joy rolled down my face for I had truly believed I would never see this day come!
Needless to say, I was completely overjoyed as was my newly trained 3 year old along with his 7 year old brother. We all started doing the Snoopy Happy Dance and singing and carrying on. I even baked cupcakes to celebrate!
I’ve gotten alot of grief from members of my family about my boy’s delayed progress in this area…and I’ve given myself some of that grief, too. After all, my first son was completely potty trained at 2 3/4 years old so why was it so difficult training my second??? After months and months of failing at The Art of Poop Management (and believe me, there wasn’t a tactic I hadn’t tried) I finally, with great exasperation, resigned myself to the fact that the boy will be potty trained when he is ready and not a minute sooner.
Good things do come to those that
wait give up!
No more coaxing, bribing, pleading, reprimanding, or withholding…no more poopy diapers…it is FINISHED! YAHOOEEEEYYYYY!!!!!!!!