Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Almost 4 and still not Potty Trained
It's been rough times. My little guy is turning 4 in a week and is afraid to use the potty for Number 2. I have tried everything under the sun to get him to understand that there is nothing to be afraid of but he is very strong willed and minded and is absolutely adamant about the fact that "it's scary". I spoke with his Doctor about it and she said "Stop pushing- this is the one thing that he can control so let him be in control" I thinking "OH BOY! Really? So I stopped and the other night before bed like any other night I cleaned him up and put him on the toilet for his nightly pee-pee and WHAT DO YOU KNOW! Poop! He was having a hard time so I help a little and Boy was he elated! He said "Mommy I did it- I pooped in the toilet and I'm a big boy now Mom" I praised him offered him a train (he loves Thomas the Tank Engine) And he really wants Emily so I said tomorrow if your as successful at daycare we will go out and get you that new train. Well to my surprise, the report was negative. He refused to go. So when we got home I asked him to go and it was as if the night before never happened. Tonight is a new night. Stay tuned for the potty training saga.