Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Well, I guess the time has come. Jack is now two and a couple months old so potty training is due to begin. He has talked about it and known what he is doing for some time now, so today I just decided to go for it. I'm not going to be super crazy and tie myself to the house, but while we are at home he will be in his underwear. (Jason gets mad if I call them "panties..." What can I say, I was raised with all girls!)
After Jack peed through two pairs of underwear this morning, I decided that I needed re-enforcements so we headed to Target and got a bunch of potty-training supplies... mainly things filled with sugar. There's nothing like a good bribe. After coming home, Jack took a nap and when I went to get him, he had ripped off his diaper and put it on his bookshelf. I was looking for it in his blankets and he said..."I put it up there Mom..." Surprisingly, his bed was dry. Maybe that is a good sign??
We came downstairs and painted his "Potty Pail..." That's where the treats will go. After that, I told him that he could have a marshmallow if he went to the bathroom so he sat himself down on that potty for about 20 minutes until he went. During those 20 min, he talked to his plastic pumpkin we got for trick-or-treating and said..."Pumpkin, I am going potty on this seat so I can have a marshmallow." It was so cute, and I have to say that I love seeing his little tush run around the house in his underwear! Let's see what tomorrow brings...