I got over-excited and now am reaping the painful consequences of trying to potty train too early..
My 2 1/2 year old wanted to sit on the potty.
And so we did. (Why not? He wanted to!)
And then he wanted underwear.
I had a couple stored away and pulled them out.
He put them on and went on his merry way. Anyways, long story short, potty training was fine for the first couple of days but I’m DONE. D-O-N-E, Done! How in the world do you mamas do this on top of the hundreds of other jobs you have to do is beyond me.
He does okay but having a bathroom upstairs and a child who is unwilling to take HIMSELF to the bathroom can cause huge problems.
Achy arms. Achy legs. Times where we miss it and there is poop on something there shouldn’t be!
Horror of horrors!
My first child had a hard time and we tried to potty train him. (He didn’t really start doing it willingly until he was 4).
When the second came along, I waited. I didn’t want to go through the same issues. When she was ready, she just started going. With hardly any accidents. (She had to be around 3.)
My third child did the same as the second and I thought, wow! Maybe I should let them tell me! (He went around age 2 or 3)
Then the fourth one comes along…and he’s 2 1/2…um, does anyone else see a problem here? This is work! What was I thinking?
That my big boy is growing up. That all my kids are getting older.
It is so nice he wants to try. It’s hard to do. But let’s try anyways.
But we have diapers now, just in case. We don’t need a crazy mama right now. ( But did I buy diapers on my last shopping trip? NO. I bought underwear. Wishful thinking! But at least he knows he can wear it if he wants to, right?)
He isn’t ready. I’m not ready. So we are just going to let it go. Allow him to go on the potty if he feels like it and just trust it will all work out in the end.
Was there a point to all this?
Don’t rush it. Sometimes when you do your children have more potty problems or you just stress you or your child out. Take your time with it. Spend time with them otherwise. Don’t miss the moments!
What I really was going to post was going to be more in-depth, but, really, this is what I feel like I have been surrounded in. Potty Training, CAT tests, children and my Mom heading back to her house…
But let’s not miss this.
What day is it again? Oh yeah. Friday. And what do we talk about here on Fridays? Our families!
I hope this inspires you today!
Next Friday, Lord willing, I will discuss what I found out personally, through a lot of struggle and God’s Spirit working on my heart, the topic of roles of each family member, in particular the husbands and wives, and how hard it is to submit until God intervenes. At first it was hard to read and even though I didn’t want to hear it at the time I read it, God added some perspective and it really helped me bless my husband and help our marriage all the way around! So tune in! Maybe I will even write it tomorrow. 🙂 Have a great day!