Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mission Accomplished

Somebody's wearing big boy undies!!
Phew! It was actually much easier than I thought it would be. He just turned 3 and I was so daunted by the task that I just kept putting it off (You can tell he's my fourth child!) With my other ones, I was home more and could spend a couple of days housebound getting them trained. That was not an option with little Owester. We are always on the run. So, we did pull-ups. Something I was adamantly against with my other ones because I was afraid of regression. (Again, fourth child).
Well, pull-ups totally took the pressure off. If he had an accident, it was an "uh-oh" in a sing-songy voice rather than the yelling "aaahhh, what do you think you're doing!?!? Why haven't you gotten this? What is wrong with you?" hosing down of the days of old.
After a couple of days of pull-ups when out and underwear when home he was ready for underwear full-time (except bed-time of course) and he's only had like one accident in several days! He's so proud of himself and gets so excited! (We did give him incentive of dum-dum lollipops for pees and little cars for poops for the first couple of days.)
The only down-fall of this little independent fourth child is that he always wants to do it on his own. Usually he yells, "I gotta go potty!' but more often then I would like, he doesn't tell me and he just runs in there, goes potty and then finds me afterwards holding his underwear saying, "I did it!! Yook! It's still dry!" Which is fine with #1's but not so great with #2's!
All in all--really quick and seamless experience! And I love a little boy in his skivies! Nothing cuter!


Britt said...

I love that guy. Yea for no more diapers!

Melanie said...

Way to go!

Marilyn said...

Yay for Owen!!

Interiorexpress said...

wow, congrats for you. my little guy is 3.5 years old and still resisting. we have no idea why but he won't talk about it. in the old days there was a diaper burning party, personally i'd wait a few months to see if it stuck :)

PrincessDipti said...

hello dear.. wud u mind if i'll say that plz leave some comments on any of my blog posts? not in the chatterbox.. but in the blog posts itself.. if u dont mind.. i need it for my grade. :) thanks a lot..

FineLittleGentlemen said...

Yeah for all dry!!
I have 3 1\2 year old twin boys and potty-training was not easy. Crossing my fingers for Owen's continued success ;)