Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bag of thank you!

You guessed it, we've been potty training at the Bormann's.  Well, really for a while now, I just have taken the time to do a post.  So I really wanted to do the 3-day method, but I was just never home for three days in a row to commit.  Then daycare was like, they are ready, bring lots of underwear and we will do it.  OK!!!  So here we go.
We have had some ups and downs and some rough days in the beginning.  Keith's parents were here one weekend and were really consistent working with them and that helped a lot!  So at this point Carter is basically potty trained and does a great job going #1 and #2.  We still do pull-ups at naps and night time and I'm OK with that.  They do wake up dry many mornings, so eventually we will do the full transition.
We've had some problems with Dylan- which I really expected the opposite.  He does pretty well going potty but we are having a hard time with #2, which has really caused a lot of trouble for him.  When he has to go his behavior is awful and we have had many rough evenings.  He finally went a couple nights ago and I think it was a huge confidence boost for him.  Honestly, I think he has been feeling a bit down that he hasn't been doing it and I think that is part of his acting out too.  Right away he wanted a sticker and M&M.  And a complete attitude change.  Of course all the comments that come out of them in this process are quite funny.  Yesterday Dylan told me he was going to make a big splash and splash the ceiling.  And when they don't have to go our they are done, they tell me it's empty.

Carter brought this home from school for going poo on the potty - he was SO PROUD of it!!!  Of course he had to hang it on the wall!  And you know who was almost even more proud of Carter's certificate - DYLAN!  He too was so exciting rushing to get the tape out to help hang it up.  I sure wish he would have gotten one too.  
So you can see a difference in personality here - Dylan had to line all his stickers up.  Funny by this you would think Dylan was the one doing better.  Carter's is very full now! 

I had one rough night and went through about 15 pairs of undies in about 3 hours.  NOT FUN!

And yes, peeing outside is much more fun!!!!  This was at Keith's party, I turned around to Carter with his pants dropped, peeing in the driveway.  CLASSY!!!

So a few things about potty training...
Daycare seems to think we enjoy a pair of undies filled with poo in a bag... NO THANK YOU!  I wish they would just throw them away.  Certainly not green of me, but I toss those!
I now have a micro view on public restrooms....GROSS!  Wow, you sure think twice when you have two, toddlers wanting to touch everything in sight in a bathroom.  My goal is for them to not touch anything.
We keep lots of clorox wipes around because sometimes, especially in the morning - things get a little crazy and we can't always keep it in the potty!
In never fails, whenever we are in a store, mid-shopping, Dylan wants to go potty - that's fun!

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1 comment:

Jessica said...

I love your boys, you're really happy with theme :). Thanks for sharing


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