So people will tell you that there will come a time where diapers are no longer acceptable and it’s time to teach your child to pee/poop on the potty. To those people I have to ask…really??? Do I have to? Do I have to enter the potty training phase in growing up? Do I have to ask my child “do you have to pee pee?” over and over again so that someday he won’t pee in his pants? Would it be that bad if I just kept him in diapers till Kindergarten? Yes?? Really? Booo that stinks. So what if society would frown at me. To me potty training sounds absolutely horrible, and I am hoping that I can hold out as long as possible to make it happen.
At 2 1/2 years old my son has ZERO interest in going on the potty. I try…I have talked about it offered treats and NOTHING will get him to sit. I have never wanted to push the idea of potty training on a child, because I am a firm believer that it’s a developmental milestone. I believe it’s like pushing a child to walk…or talk. It won’t happen till they are ready. But is that true?
I had every intention to wait until he told me he was ready. I was in no rush. His preschool will do diapers. He isn’t even 3, and people say boys take longer than girls to be “ready”. But then someone reminded me how much easier it would be to potty train in the summer. How difficult the winter will be, and I questioned my choices.
The summer would allow me to keep him in his underwear with no extra clothes, and winter brings a ton more clothes! But why stress? Why stress him out and me? I think a lot of parents get peer pressured into it, but I don’t want that to happen to me. I don’t have any other children in diapers. As a matter of fact I like diapers!! I don’t have to think about it any more. When it gets full I change it. End of story. The potty sounds so scary!
People tell me it’s easier, but I certainly would hate to deal with the “I have to Pee” conversation in the car. Or accidents, or wetting the bed. I know I have to deal with all that but do I want to deal with it yet? No..I don’t think I do!
So I am going to wait. I am going to wait until he tells me he WANTS to try to go on the potty. I will continue to talk about it, and do all that stuff, but I am not going to push it. Like every other milestone he’s made I will let him tell me when he is ready to get there. At least that’s the plan for now.