Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day 4

We are slowly making progress with potty training. Brendan has had two successful attempts at peeing in the toilet today and I’m excited since yesterday we had quite a few accidents. Turns out that Brendan has no problem peeing in his pull-ups or underwear so it’s been a battle to get him to go to the toilet before he pees. But this morning after breakfast, I asked him if he needed to go pee and he went into the bathroom without a fuss, pulled down his underwear and went pee!!!! I was so proud of him and it was so nice to get him to go without crying, screaming “no!” or refusing to sit on the toilet. But we’re getting there and I’m hopeful that things will keep getting better. Brendan has always been resistant to change so I knew he’d put up a fight but so far, it hasn’t been as bad as I thought. Then again, we’ve only been doing this for 4 days and things could still change.
And because I have to include pictures, here are a couple of Brendan and his buddy Josh playing with the hose since we’ve been having a heat wave here all week and they needed to cool down. I’m not loving the hot weather and it’s a little too early in my opinion to be having 90 degree days.



  1. I whole-heartedly believe that potty training stinks. And if it gives you any hope, Cayden was also resistant to change (he screamed and cried just taking the diaper off and putting on underwear) and he was 3+ when we started, but he got it. I'm thinking good thoughts for you guys!

  2. I'm trying to potty train too! Looks like you’re having better luck. He has only used the potty once. He sat on it for what seemed like an hour and pooped a poop the size of my pinky nail (he was so proud.) Most of the time Eli will not even sit on the potty and he doesn’t have a problem peeing in this underwear or pull up. Now every time he pees he tells me to change him...agggh. I refuse to get him bigger diapers (the bigger the size the less diapers for the money.) I make him wear Kaya's and I have noticed that he has been more and more uncomfortable wearing his diaper. I think the velcro rubs him after awhile. He has become more interested in the potty because of it. So maybe the rubbing is a good thing:) He is almost four. If you have any tips let me know. Kaya has already used the potty (poop) and she is not even two. I hate potty training and it has only just begun:)

  3. Holy crap my boy has a belly! Thanks for doing fun things with him while I work!! You are the best!

  4. It sounds like things are going well for only being on Day 4!! Be prepared for lots of ups and downs with this whole process. We have some really good days and other really bad ones. Eli has the worst time remembering to go to the bathroom when he's watching a show. I can't tell you how many times he has peed on our couch (good things it's leather and I can clean it really easily). Just FYI though. His preschool teacher told me to have him watch a show sitting on one of his little chairs with plastic on it until he stays dry for multiple days while watching. Then he can earn back sitting on the couch :)

    Hang in there! I'm glad you had a decent day.