Friday, January 13, 2012

I'm waving my white flag

throwing my towel in, bailing out, and whatever other expressions for quitting that you can think of. I've always been proud of my stick-to-it-iveness but this boy has me beat. After  5 days of doing almost nothing but potty-training (and reading countless books, singing every song in our repertoire, etc, etc), I'm retiring the undies, the treat box, the toy box, and the sticker chart for another day, even if he does look pretty darn cute in his undies.

4 comments:

Courtney said...

I did that with one of mine and it was much easier the second time around.

kierste said...

Wow, I haven't even started with boys yet...is it already time for that, lol?

That happened to me with my oldest--but when he was ready, he was trained in a day. I was so glad I decided to wait. So was he. :)

Jeri said...

Hate potty-training.

I've completely mastered it, though, and am thinking about writing a book.

Here's the secret...

You buy a bag of M&Ms. Give them to 13 year-old Mayli. Give her stickers and paper and $15.

Sit back and watch.

(That's right, she's potty-trained my last TWO kids! She's WAY more patient than I am and has a lot of time on her hands.)

Best $15 I've ever spent.

Hope she's available for the caboose in about a year.

I also agree with the last comment, if they get the idea and you just let it go, when they're ready they'll just do it and it will be easier. Note that I didn't say easy.

Hate potty training.

Also, I like to remind myself that if the child goes to the first day of Kindergarten with a diaper, he won't go the second with one. Peer pressure will cure any extreeme stubborness.

Hate, hate, hate potty-training.

bluestocking mama said...

lol, Jeri!