02 September 2012

Of Finding Success(ish)

I just want everyone to know, Day Two of Potty Training (the second edition) involved much fewer tears and many loud cheers.

After yesterday, we were fully ready to pull an audible and declare him unfit for the task at the current time, but having potty-trained him into a corner, where he wouldn't wet his pants but wouldn't use the toilet, we felt we owed it to him to at least push through and continue to encourage progress.

And, while he still has his moments, our little man is learning to run his tushy to the potty to do his business.  Either that, or he announces, "I'm not poop!" which, most certainly translates to, "I need to go potty!" - at which point Mommy and Daddy have to convince the little guy holding onto his underwear that this is, indeed, what he wants to do (and if our encouragement doesn't work, a gentle reminder that marshmallows await his success is generally enough to do the trick).

Either way, we have officially confirmed today that he does know how to control his functions and he is compliant enough to actually follow through (even when he sometimes doesn't want to).

That's not to say today was without its accidents - he's still learning - but we are fully convinced he is on the right path.

Glory, hallelujah!

1,000 Gifts:
823. A fresh tomato cut for lunch
824. The lawn, lacking weeds
825. Zucchini, sliced and baked
826. New uses for that which had been labeled useless
827. Helping him reach his potential
828. Rediscovering potential
829. Finding homes for everything
830. Six years later and finally enjoying his likes

Whole 30 - Day 26
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, 1/2 an apple, Sweet Potato Cinnamon Hashies (I was disappointed I didn't get them very crunchy, and they definitely needed salt, but the kids loved them)
Lunch: Leftover Mexi Salad
Dinner: Baked Chicken Thighs (marinated in homemade Italian dressing), Green Beans, Salad with Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette, Raisins and Sliced Almonds

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Emmett!! :-) Hang in there, kiddo, when you're 18 and going to college you'll be glad Mom and Dad insisted on this. :-)

    I don't know what your sweet potato cinnamon Hashies are like, but the menus at school have become much "healthier" so instead of tater-tots they get sweet potato puffs. I tasted one, and they were disgusting. Of course if they had been fried or even baked until they were crispy on the outside, and had been hot rather than cold (the meals are prepared at a central kitchen and shipped out in styrofoam containers) they would probably have been much better!