I had the crazy idea to try to potty train Ryan last week. I have never potty trained in the summer time because it's a terrible time to potty train. Ha. However he was showing lots of signs of readiness and I had a two week window between swim lessons and summer vacations. So this last week has been about snacks, drinks, and laundry. I do the three day potty training method but I really didn't do it as suggested this time. I recently tried to potty train Ryan a few months ago and he kind of learned from that already. This time I just didn't worry about being by his side every second for days on end because IT"S EXHAUSTING! Plus Ryan is pretty stubborn and I don't think he appreciated me being so involved last time. I just kind of didn't worry about it as much and tried to see what would happen. He has the peeing part down now. He will tell me when he needs to pee and he can pee on demand if needed (like before an errand). He has woken up dry two times in the morning so hopefully that will continue. He has pooped once in the toilet. That is a big deal. Piper held in her poop for days and wouldn't even poop in her underwear. Potty training Piper WAS THE WORST! Anyway but he pooped in his underwear today. Pooping always takes a little longer since they don't have nearly as many chances to get it in the toilet. I HOPE he can get it down this next week. My hope is that he will figure out the pooping and I can get rid of the kiddie potty this week as well. But who knows what will happen. WISH US LUCK!
That was the majority of our week and will probably be our focus next week too. Good thing 4th of July is coming up I am feeling like a holiday/vacation and so are my kids.
Ryan quotes from the week.
He would be sitting on the toilet and say, "it's not working." Ha
He would also sit on the toilet and in the cutest voice say, "I'm doing it."
For some reason when he dumps his pee in the toilet he says, "Happy Birthday again."
|A selfie I sent to Scott because I was trying to read a book and these two had to sit on my lap. Not much reading got done.|