I was not nice to my son this weekend.
I feel really bad about it.
He is not telling me when he poops in his diaper. I think he's old enough to tell me, but he just doesn't seem to care. I want him to care.
When he pooped his britches for the second time on Saturday, I was fit to be tied. I handled it the wrong way, but he seemed to make a connection. Except that he was still not the one initiating potty breaks. If I ask him, and take him, he'll use the potty every time, but he is not coming to me when he needs to go. This makes me think he is not ready.
After the poop incident, we had a fine day of him running around here in his dinosaur underwear...and again, as long as I asked him, he'd go. He stayed dry until I was on the phone that night, distracted and not asking him to go.
Sunday was not quite as successful because we had church. He alternated wetting his underwear/pull-up and using the potty.
When I got home and online last night, I found this post from Shannon @ Rocks in my Dryer. What timing! I am very thankful to have found this post.
I want him to be trained. But I want it to be smooth, with the least amount of stress possible. For both of us.
And although I'm SUPER ready to be done with diapers, it is easier (and less disgusting) to change a diaper than to wash out poopie underwear? Yes??
I think he is getting close to being ready for this, but I just don't think the time is now.
I might try the 'naked-from-the-waist-down' thing today and shoo him outside...we'll see what happens.
We may just be stuck here for a little while longer...