The long weekend promoted another attempt at encouraging the use of the potty. We talked about it during the week and things seemed pretty positive that we would have a successful weekend of trying. My goal for this weekend was to hear the words “I tried” more than I heard the sad “I can’t do it” with tears. This whole process is heck a hard and it really is something I am ill prepared for in parenting.
I do not want to push- because I read and have witnessed it just doesn’t work.
I do not want to not potty train at all- because well I want him to be potty trained.
I do want to encourage and praise small accomplishments – because that is what I do for a living and I feel like I am sorta good at it.
I do want him to want to do this and for us all to get along with stickers and high fives- because that’s how I envisioned this to be…. OH yah I just remembered this isn’t about me, is it.
So here we are on our long weekend about to come to an end. One more day to encourage and praise to ask and suggest to offer stickers and m&m’s ® before the craziness of the work week begins.
Tonight we wear our pull-ups® which are really just expensive diapers at this point, and we try again tomorrow. Oh Potty one of these days you will just be a regular part of our day, for now you sit there shaking your head at me…one of these days can’t come soon enough!