Thursday, February 17, 2011

Potty Training Update

Last week's surprising potty time got us all pumped up for full-blown potty training. We were certain it meant good things were coming our way, and our patience would soon be rewarded.

We spent lots of time in the bathroom this weekend - one and off the potty.

We even bribed our young son with ... chocolate. Yes, we are who are opposed to our child having sweets, bribed him with chocolate. Our new mantra: "Chocolate for pee pee!"

Jonathan managed to catch some of Christian's urine in a cup (after sitting on the toilet forever with no action, Christian moved to the floor and let if flow within minutes - Jonathan was watching like a hawk and caught it), and as such, we rewarded Christian with chocolate chips.

And we hoped that was the beginning.

Not so much.

We keep a potty in the living room in front of the TV, hoping we can convince him to use it. I walked into the living room, and found he'd poured a bunch of powder in the bowl (which was dry and clean), and had been playing in the powder.

We'll, at least he's using his Elmo potty! :)

Yesterday we started putting him in underwear at school. His teacher suggested it, and said all the kids have accidents, so it is fine. I was hesitant, but tried it yesterday and he stayed dry all morning.

Same thing today - dry all morning.

So, after school, we rush home and spend some more time on the potty. Earlier this week, a couple of drops escaped, and Christian was confused, "Get some paper" he told me. I praised him like crazy and told him that was pee pee ... and to pee some more. But he just didn't get it.

I gave him a chocolate chip anyway ... a couple of drops count!

So we'll keep working on it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Muffin Monday - February 14, 2011

Today's Muffin Monday took my boys to "Five and Diner," one of those fun throwback to the 50s diners.

After breakfast, the boys went to a nearby bowling alley. It was "Senior League Day" and so the place was filled with elderly ladies oohing over Christian. He did get a bit cranky that he couldn't roll a ball, too ... but overall, the boys had a fun time!