Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Huggies No More

A few months before Clayton turned 2, he starting using the restroom on the "big boy potty" every night before his bath. We made a big deal about it and gave him a ton of praise. When I took him to his pediatrician for his 2-year-old appointment, I told her about his new trick and asked her about potty training. She responded with, "It's way too early for that. The average potty training age for boys is 33 months." I smiled smugly and thought to myself, "Yeah, right. That is 9 months from now. We'll have this thing licked in the next couple of months." I couldn't have been more wrong...

Clayton would always go if we asked him, but would never initiate a trip to the bathroom. He would constantly say things like, "I'm going to wear stinky diapers forever." After months of trying to toilet train him, I was pretty sure that he may, in fact, wear stinky diapers forever.

After months of banging my head against the wall, we finally turned a corner last week. I don't know if it was the fact that he is now officially 33 months or that we were actually home all day for a couple of days. But... he is finally wearing underwear all day (and at night). Yipee!!! We finally conquered the biggest hurdle that we have jumped over thus far in our 2 1/2 years of parenting!

Clayton has wanted a Spiderman scooter since the summer. I made him a sticker chart in October and told him that when he went 5 days without an accident, he could get his scooter. Last night he collected his last sticker and today he got his scooter! He was so proud of himself! He has made several laps around the island in the kitchen already today. :)



How cute is he?!?!?!

6 comments:

emily anna said...

That is SOO great! I wish we could "turn that corner" with Claire. She keeps telling me she doesn't want to go on the potty, even though she knows how. She is already three AND a girl!!! SOO frustrating!!!
Talk to you soon!
E

Kati said...

I think you might be the best mom in the world. You def. win the "mom" award (which is only fair since I did win the English award! ;-))
Call me (again...haven't quite programmed your number in my phone--oops) if you're free on Friday (I'm off!).

Angie said...

Way to go Clayton! That is wonderful!!! (I may need to be getting tips from you soon!)

Keith and Judy said...

aside from the fact that you guys are adorable, I totally cracked up at your profile information. Accounting in Afghanistan? THAT is impressive!!! Maybe I should check and see what mine says....

:)

xoxox

Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

Any luck with the house hunting?!

sharg said...

Awww I'm so glad that he had finally done this and got his little scooter!! Although, I loved hearing him talk about wearing stinky diapers forever.. the kid cracks me up!