Once your kid hits the age of two it seems like you begin to hear from those parents better than you that they were able to potty train their kid. I then like to secretly giggle when they tell me about accidents, or regression, or a retreat back to diapers. It’s not very nice of me but it’s true. Why do I find it funny? Well because most of the time I feel like it’s the parent who is more trained than the child. I hear… “We had another accident….but I forgot to remind him/her to go” or “I guess I pushed it too far today without asking her to pee”. If your kid doesn’t tell you they have to pee, and only pee when you remind them …are they really trained? Maybe you think so, but I ain’t got time for that!
I fell for it all with my son. The summer before her turned 3 I attempted the 3 day potty training method that I saw people doing on facebook. Looking back on what I wrote on that Potty Training Experience is kind of funny. It was an utter failure. Day three and he still peed all over himself. Not one success unless I reminded him to sit on the toilet. So I waited till after he asked me for underwear. He was over three and he was ready. Potty training round 2 was a success.
Now, with my daughter almost being at the point where I could begin potty training I hesitate. I feel like my “diapers for life” mantra should stand firm. Why should I even try when if I ask her if she poops she looks at me and still says “NO” when the room is filled with her stench? The only reason I consider buying pull ups is because she tells me she doesn’t want to wear diapers anymore, but the girl hasn’t had a successful go on the potty when I put her on it.
Am I ready to run to the bathroom when she has to go? Am I ready for the possible accidents? I don’t think I am? I don’t think I am doing her a disservice either by keeping her in a diaper. It looks to me that it’s a big pain in the A$$ when you are on a soccer field and a girl has to pee. Going in the woods isn’t as much of an option. Are we really at this point?
With my kids so far apart I never had two in diapers. I really don’t look at them as a bad thing. They save me. I know I will get to underwear soon, but I’m not excited about it. I know it’s pretty great when they have it down good, but till then it’s a lot of work during the day, and who gets that joy? Moi!
So I hesitate. I could indulge her and see if she asks to go if she has pull ups, but I am not sure. I’m not excited. So I think I’ll wait it out? Maybe a little longer?