Monday, March 31, 2008
He Peed on me!!!
So I have been in the process of potty training Little Dan for the last couple of weeks. We have been working on it very enthusiastically and giving different rewards as well as using extensive amounts of enthusiasm to encourage the use of the potty. But even though I say 'we', what I really mean is 'I' have been working on it! Which sucks because I'm pretty sure he could really have a good handle on things if it was a consistent thing b/w my time during the day and the 2 hours a night that G&S have him... and then if they would only put in a little effort on the weekends! Its not that hard and it comes with big rewards for all of us!
So once he learns to "go potty" I won't have to change his diapers, and more importantly, he will be allowed to go to his pre-school class in the fall (they don't except kids that aren't potty-trained.. even though they are only there for 3 hours... whatev). So considering the benefits.. I would think that as a parent you would want this to happen, but it almost feels like they want him to stay a baby forever. Maybe b/c G doesn't get to spend enough time with him she feels like if he can do certain things that it means that he is really growing up and she isn't getting to be there for enough of the process. I really don't know, and this is just a shot in the dark... they could just also just be way to busy, but I still think its the prior option.
Either way, last Monday I was encouraging him to go sit on the potty to see if could earn a reward! It's all very exciting ya know.. Anyhow, I was helping him get his pants down so he could try and apparently he had to go so badly the as soon as there was nothing in the way he let'er rip! Unfortunately I was on the receiving end... and even more unfortunate, I had to encourage that he almost did it and that it was a really good try, etc., etc. all while I was covered in urine!!
But I guess slowly but surely he is learning.. and I should just be thankful that after 8 or 9 years of babysitting and nannying, I've never been peed on before this... and at least he didn't just crap all over the floor! :)
Happy Monday :)