Monday, October 6, 2008

Yeah, as if it would really be that easy....

Call me crazy but I am so anxious to be done with diapers....forever....that I finally dragged out the 2 potty seats we used to potty train Cole and Bella so I could start working on training Garrett and Landon. Sure, they're just a few days shy of being 19 months old but my grandma (my dad's mother) constantly used to brag that she had my dad potty trained at the tender age of 9 months. My dad swears it's true.

Through Cole and Bella, I've learned you can't really push kids to be potty trained. It's all about what THEY want to do, not what WE want them to do.

I still dragged the potty seats out, nevertheless, to at least introduce them to the concept. They are very intrigued when we all go to the bathroom and I figure, why wait? The first few days they practiced sitting on the potties (oh and they figured out how to drag them out of the bathroom and use them as stepstools to reach the DVD player...but that's a whole 'nother story).

So this morning I let them run around with just their jammie tops on and nothing else. Might as well jump in with both feet, right? Trust me, I had the clorox wipes on standby to clean up any messes. I had 1 potty seat in the bathroom and 1 in the family room, where I was playing with them.

I was reading a book to Garrett when I noticed Landon going into the bathroom. After about a minute, Landon comes running out of the bathroom with a huge smile on his face...I'm thinking "this can't be good, he probably crapped all over the floor". But he's so excited and he keeps pointing to the bathroom and screaming "uh, uh, uh"....apparently he wants me to follow him into the bathroom. I had been planning on having both boys sit on their potties within the next few minutes anyway so now I'm starting to wonder if he really did use the potty...holy cow, could it really be THAT easy?! It wasn't this easy with Cole and Bella and I'm practically adding up in my head the amount of money we're gonna save when we don't have to buy diapers anymore.

I look in the potty and totally expect to see some pee or a little poop while Landon is shrieking "uh, uh, uh" and practically jumping up and down with excitement....

Alas, it was a red gummy vitamin that he had placed in the potty....



And if that wasn't bad enough....after I took this picture, he scooped up the gummy vitamin and ate it. Then he smiled, all proud of himself and all I could think was "thank God it WASN'T poop".

14 comments:

twinmama said...

He, He, He...That is so funny! Good for you starting to potty train. Once we get a certain section of our house remodeled, then I am going to start the potty training process, too. (We are sleeping on one floor now and the bathroom is on the other floor.)

My kids know that pee pee goes in the toilet, but that doesn't stop them trying to stick their hands in there, too. Gross little babies!

Lana said...

Good luck! I don't think it's too early to introduce the idea. You never know!! My daughter peed on the potty the first time at 17 months. Then didn't do it again until 5 months later. She'll be 3 in November and we are still working out the potty training thing! Hopefully your potty episodes won't take as long!!

mrsbear said...

I have been debating whether or not to get my 22 month old familiar with the potty already. I'm sick of the diapers but I'm always a little wary of the too early training. Let us know how it goes. Maybe I'll pick up a potty this week, you've inspired me. It might break my son of his habit of washing his hands in the toilet. I can dream can't I?

Tammy Warren said...

Oh me...how funny is this. You know, I can barely remember training Dylan. He is 8 and I should remember. I know I don't remember training Mitchell 14. I guess what I am saying is hang in there. Time will pass and it will work.

The gummy vitamin is too funny. You are right...at least is was not poop.

Kim said...

Normally I don't go for the computerese, but your post deserves a big ol' ROTFLMAO!!

kia (good enough mama) said...

Wow. Potty training twins. A SECOND set of twins, no less! I think you're my hero...

Tess said...

Good luck! My youngest was the hardest until she just decided one day that she was done going in her pants and that was that! She didn't even wet at night-yeah!!

Christine said...

Oh My I am laughing so hard!!! Well at least he knows something is suppose to go in the potty. lol My oldest was potty trained at 19 months so it is never too soon to try. Sending you lots of luck and tons of paitence.

Tabbatha Rose said...

Helene you always give a good giggle with your stories!!

The boys will be 20 months and they come in the bathroom with us as often as possible. We still need to get the potty seats but Im hoping they will catch on quickly when the time comes. They do it when they are ready. It will be so nice when they are out of diapers especially now with 4 babies in diapers lol.

Elle said...

Oh my gosh, that so funny. At least he was excited about something being in the potty seat, even if it was a vitamin.

Elizabeth Channel said...

That is the funniest! What cuties! For your sake, I hope they are early trainers...that's gotta save, what, at least $120 per month???

ParentingPink said...

HaHaHa! I have an 18 month old and I say more power to ya if you can get yours trained! My daughter seems no where near ready!

I like the careful placement of the gummy vitamin in the potty. Nice job!

Cathy said...

I am the same way. My little one turned 16 months last week and thought I start introducing her to the potty trainer. It just ends up being dragged around the house or she places her bunny toy in there. Good luck to us.

That gummy vitamin is so funny!

Hajar said...

How FUNNY! LOL.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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