Thursday, March 10, 2011

A lesson in patience and following your heart

Potty training under way!

We've been at it for an hour and some change now. Five trips on the potty. One accident. No worries, we've got lots of undies.

The most recent trip Nixon was really "no, no, no!", so I asked him if he wanted a diaper or to try undies. He said "undies". So I softly told him, when he's in undies he has to go on the potty. He said okay, so we'll see.

The problem is he wants the stickers, but doesn't want to sit still on the potty to get the sticker.

And in the 5 minutes it took me to write that (^^) we had a breakdown.

Nixon went to the bathroom and threw a fit. Crying and fighting the potty. It hurt my heart to see him so upset. So, I called it a day, he just not ready yet.
But the mommy guilt is saying I gave up too soon.
And of course, while Nixon is crying about stickers and fighting undies and a diaper, Mac wakes up. So he gets to be Nixon's savior from mean ole Mommy trying to make him use the potty. While I'm in the bathroom fighting tears for being a failure and damaging Nixon beyond all repair (see? mommy guilt is evil!), Mac and Nixon are cuddling on the sofa watching Dora together.

Its not working if Nixon is fighting the whole way. We'll hold off a bit longer and try again, when he's more ready.

In the meantime, the diapers are still in aisle 8, right?!?!?

1 comment:

  1. He'll get it when he's ready, and you'll be amazed at how easy that will be when it's time. Meanwhile....drop that mommy guilt! (very tough I know) and go love on our Sir Nixon!!!

    <3 Misty