Yes, the day has come where Kade insisted on wearing his “unwerdare” instead of his “britches” to our monthly play-group at church (Kidrichment). An outing without wearing diapers… ::shudders:: So, of course, in the diaper bag were three pairs of underwear, I think (I hope?) two pair of pants, and some diapers, just in case. I also have a towel folded into three on his car seat, just in case. This kidÂ has an unquenchable thirst, and has a bladder the size of a watermelon… there’s a LOT of liquid in there!
I may have insisted more fervently that he wore britches to Kidrichment, but yesterday while he had his underware on he would say “yucky” or “dirty” and start to cross his legs or grab himself, and we were able to rush to the potty before he had an accident, with very little leakage. He went maybe 5 times yesterday!!! Of course, part of me suspects that he’s holding a lot of it in until nap time when I put a diaper back on him and then the the flood that’s been waiting to break out of the dam just rushes out, because his diapers are SOAKED when he gets up. At least he’s holding it and can contol it…
Well, anyway, the dancing and the “yucky” and the walking like his pants were wet started today at Kidrichment, and I though, oh no! (I laugh, because I can hear Kade saying, “Oh no!” with his super concerned faceÂ and it’s SO dang cute!!!), so I put Charlie on the gym floor and Kade and I rushed into the bathroom. “Huwwy! Huwwy! Huwwy!” KadeÂ cries as we run. Much to my amazement and utter delight, he wasn’t wet at all! So, I sat him down on the big potty- no little seat to put on top of it, and lo and behold, he didn’t go! A few minutes later we tried again, and he went!!! It was ah-maze-ing! We have GOT to work on the aiming issue here, however… Yeah… So, while he “went” in the potty, we had to change his pants and “unwerdare” because not a drop… yes, that’s right… not ONE drop made it into the toilet…Â He ran out into the gym with his bare bum with a dozen kids and their moms, and we put a new pair of “unwerdare” and pants on him. They all questioned if he had had an accident, but no… He just can’t aim well. We are CONSTANTLY wiping up the floor with him… He might haveÂ gone again, we certainly made a few trips to the bathroom, but I don’t think he liked the big toilet so we ended up putting his britches on before we left.Â I was so proud of him! He is doing so well, and is so excited about wearing “unwerdare” and getting his “potty-candy” and as of today, all of his new Â ”shtickers” (in an effort to wean him from “potty-candy”) and a potty-chart.
WAY TO GO KADE!!! Who knew potty-training could be so exciting!
On that note… any tips on how to get him to want to poop in the toilet? ANY tips at ALL?