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Thursday, January 8, 2009

adventures of potty training

That is right people I have head straight into the lion den, and it has not easy!

I will have to say that Gilbert was probably ready to potty train about year ago but I was ready. I did not want to put in the time and effort it takes and now I regret it. I did not discourage, I just did not encourage it fully. I wanted them to do it together. (So that one day one could not hold it over the other that they did something first) I got Gwen and Gilbert both their own potty chairs. We left them out so they could see what they were and if they wanted to they could use them, which happen once in a blue moon. I had it my head they were going to be potty trained by the time they were two, but that came and went. In my head I said it would be too hard to potty train them when we were living at my mom's house. So when we moved back here my excuse for not encouraging them was I did not want to "push" them during the holidays. Now that think about all the excuses I came up with I have just realized they were all really lame and I should have done it then. But that was then and this is now.

As of January 2 Gwen and Gilbert has been wearing underwear!!! The first two days they wore the underwear just half of the day and they did great no problems. The reason they only wore it for half of the day is that we left the house during the afternoon and I did not think we were going to be able to potty train while we were out. Since this past Sunday January 4th they have been in underwear all the time they have been a wake!! Sunday we had one accident while we were at church so the rest of the time at church they wore pull ups. Monday was a really good day. I had them in a shirt and underwear all day and they had no accidents! In fact I was mowing the lawn. (yes I said I was mowing the lawn on January 4th!!!!! That is so weird to say that) Gwen and Gilbert were outside with me playing. I had the back door opened so they could come and go if they wanted to. Well at one point Gwen went inside, I really did not think that much of it because she had done it a couple of time. A few seconds later I saw Gilbert grabbing himself. I asked him if he needed to go potty. He told me yes, so we were going inside when I saw Gwen and asked if she need to go pee she told me no. I saw that the bathroom door open, which was not open when we went outside. I asked her if she went pee and she told me no. I went into the bathroom helped Gilbert on his potty. I checked Gwen's potty and to my surprise she went potty all by herself!!! I was so proud of her. I gave her tones of hugs and kisses and told her she was really good to go pee by herself.

Monday was a really good day in potty training. Tuesday on the other hand was not! I think they both went through all the underwear they had. Wednesday was another good day. Not as good as Monday but still a very good day. They wore just one pair of underwear all day! Today is another Tuesday already!


Heather said...

you are lucky. Taylar's potty training is not going well AT ALL. She has an accident everytime she wears underwear

Kritta22 said...

Oh you are a strong woman!!