Monday, October 6, 2008

It Begins...


Someone on a friend's blog once wrote they'd rather bang their head against a wall all day than potty train. That pretty much sums it up for me.

Best advice I ever got about potty training has to be credited to my amazing sister-in-law Sherry. Once you start - don't EVER EVER go back. So for better or worse - it begins.



So far Our Sweetie has been pretty good. A few accidents, but lots of success. However, I still afirm this is the one area of parenting I'd like to outsource.

7 comments:

Annie said...

Oh Man! Good luck! Glad its you and not me...well not for a while anyway. Thankfully Lily has mastered potty training.
I have always heard boys are harder than girls but I must say, Lily was AWFUL! I would rather give birth naturally than go through that again! Owen better be easier or I may have to take meds to get me through the whole process....

Erin said...

I was wondering how it went. I'm totally dreading the process. You'll have to let me know what works.

The Checketts Glue said...

I definitely agree, I have to say this was my least favorite part about being a mom.
Michael feels the success of that accomplishment. He says that he is a big boy now and it is wonderful to see him pleased at what he has achieved.
You have already experienced this though with your older children.

kj said...

Good luck! Hope it's easier than expected.

Jessica Brown said...

Rae don't do it! Just kidding, I'm one of those people that didn't take that advice to heart, because I tried with Liv and I'm quitting! If you find a person to outsource potty training to. . . let me know, it just might be worth flying to Utah to do.

Amber said...

Good luck, if you have any pointers let me know. I am going to begin with Aiden after the baby is born.

Natalie said...

May you have many days of potty training success!

I feel pretty proud that I've potty trained three kids (Seriously, I asked my husband for a medal or something). And I gotta tell you, there have been a few times at our house when we had to stop after our first attempt. There was too much of a power struggle, and no success was in sight. My pediatrician even said if you encounter resistance, it's better to stop and try in the future. So, we stopped. And then tried again a few weeks later. And voila! Potty trained in a couple of days!

I agree with you about the outsource thing ...