Much in the line of me not using my brain, I thought it would be a good idea to start potty training Caterpillar.Â He’s been showing signs of readiness for quite a while, but I keep putting it off, thinking ‘he’s not old enough yet!’.Â He’s turning two in November, so I figured I should just give in and go with it.
So, I went to the store and bought a potty.
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Did you know they have a guard for boys?Â How smart is that!?Â Obviously I am in way over my head here, people.
He sat there for a VERY long time reading, drinking juice and water, water and juice, but nothing more than sitting.
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Lots of tooting in typical boy fashion, but no pee.
After two (!) hours, lots of crying (mostly on my part), I let him get up.Â He ran into Monkey’s room, and I just knew he was going to mark his territory like a dog.
So I grabbed him, sat him down and went to get something.Â I came back to ‘Mommy, I pee-peed and I’m all done’.
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Sure enough, he went in his potty.
All of that waiting, and I missed it.
When it was about time to start the whole process all over again, I realized we are heading to Disney World in two weeks, and if this whole potty training thing starts to catch on in his mind, I’m creating a bunch more work and frustration for myself.
That’s the end of potty training for now.
Your Local Mother of The Year Nominee,