Thursday, February 4, 2010

Potty Training Woes

Are we there yet???? I want to have potty trained children without having to potty train them. Is that TOO much to ask? Yeah, I know, it is. We are on day 2 and have had NO success. I put them on the potty regularly and they get up without going potty only to go on the floor. So far "potty training" in our house has consisted of "training" me to sanitize my floors 3x/day.

Not that anyone wants MY tips but I read a book called "Potty Training Boys: the easy way" (WHATEVER!) that suggest training in sessions. This way takes a bit longer but it seems less stressful to me. I am not sure this is the best approach but it is currently our approach! Despite what I originally thought I'd do I am training both of them together. Neither seems "more ready" at this point so I figured I'd just gut it out.

Doing this while dealing with morning sickness is less than thrilling but not buying diapers for twins will be an AMAZING accomplishment and our bank account will thank us. Everyone says that one day they will just get it and that is my current life boat that I cling to each time I clean pee up off of my floor.

After this accomplishment we will move on to putting the boys back in the same room. Yes, my favorite transition of putting them in separate rooms must be undone for our new arrival. I honestly think potty training will be easier than trying to get them not to party like rock stars until all hours of the night once they are roommates again.

The good news is after these two huge transitions are over the boys should be as ready for baby as we can possibly prepare them to be. Have I mentioned that I have thanked God on a regular basis that we ditched the binky months ago. I cannot imagine having to deal with that before September too! So that is a little bit of what is currently on my plate. I'm off to put some big boys undies in the washer.

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9 comments:

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

Oh my goodness! This just totally made me laugh. I have two down and one to go so I'll be right there with you again soon. Sigh.

My Boaz's Ruth said...

Even if you DO get them potty trained before September, you know tehre's possibilities of regression, correct?

Twenty Little Toes said...

Let me know how it goes, I have 14 month old boys so I need the tips a few months down the road.

Stephanie said...

Hang in there friend! I am in the same boat. Tanner is doing so much better, but he won't go #2 on the potty. Why oh Why!!! Boys :)

Sari said...

Wow Becky! I've missed a lot in my absence! Congratulations on your pregnancy! How exciting! And I'm glad to hear your nephew is doing well. Best wishes!

Liz said...

You just made my night. Sort of in the same boat here. Although Ryan goes when I take him. He just doesn't tell me. Kaylie has only peed a handful of times. For awhile there she was scared of the potty. And forget poop for either of them! I'll be blogging about it soon. I really will! :)

Thinspiration: 365 days PROJECT. said...

Honestly, this made me giggle. Your boys are adorable. Good luck with the potty training. : )

Char said...

I feel your pain! I just start potty training my 2 year old daughter today and I already feel discouraged!-(

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Char, this post was over a year ago and if I had it all to do over again I'd have waited LONGER. Once they are ready it is SO much easier.

Good luck to you!