So last week my boy was in a foul mood. He hadn’t been feeling well since the weekend before that. It was a rough couple of weeks but we did learn a couple of things through it.
1. Time-outs work on Jay. We now have a designated time-out chair. We just have to threaten to send him to the chair and he knows that he better shape up. aka. Stop the screaming.
2. He’s ready for potty training.
For some reason, when he was sick, his mouth would accumulate saliva. He would come to CC and spit in his hand or in a napkin. We (CC) taught him that when his mouth got full, he should go to the bathroom and spit in the toilet instead. It was easy. CC just had to show him once.
If he can learn to spit in the toilet with no problem, then he can learn to pee in the toilet too.
We waited until he was feeling better and the screaming had died down and this past Sunday we started putting him in big boy undies and taking him to the toilet every couple of hours.
On Sunday he wet himself twice – which he didn’t like. (GOOD!) He managed to relieve himself once or twice in the toilet with prompting.
On Monday he would pee in the toilet when we took him there. The rest of the time he would just hold it.
On Tuesday during the day, when he seemed to be holding it in, we told him to go to the potty and he went. He still wouldn’t tell us that he needed to go nor would he take himself.
On Tuesday evening, I was getting dressed after a shower and he came in my bedroom and said “potty“. Since I wasn’t clothed, I asked CC to take him to the bathroom and my baby did # 1 in the toilet.
Today, he woke up, went to the bathroom and did his business; CC put him in underwear and for the 1st time, we took him outside without a diaper. When he got back home he went to the bathroom on his own.
I’m pretty confident that he has it figured out at home. Hopefully it translates when he’s in other places but I really think this is it. I think he’s got it.
It only took a couple of days but we had to wait until he was ready.
I’m SOOOOOOOOOO excited!!!!!!!!!!!
I texted Nanas the news.
I told my sister.
And now I can’t wait to tell his teacher Mrs L when he goes back to school next week. He’ll have the same teacher this school year that he had last year and they have a great relationship. She has seen him grow and change and improve in countless ways over the last couple of years and what a difference just a couple of months of summer have made. He’s so different now than he was when she last saw him in June.