Never say Never

Before I became a parent I would always say my kid is not going to do this or my kid will not be allowed to do that. Well until you become that parent of that special child, whom might I add, all children are different. What you said you would never do, you sometimes slip and do it.

When my son started potty training, we never used an object as a reward. We would always do the happy dance and jump and around shaking our hands. Well that worked, but it didn't. So then we used money. Thanks to Pops there was a draw full of pennies, that worked, but then it didn't. So then we used stickers and a chart when he would fill the chart up he would get a small toy. That worked for a while and then again it lost it's excitement. So now, mind you I always said I would never give my kid a toy for going on the potty. But we haven't lost our patience yet...but we are just ready for him to be completely potty trained. He will do good for a couple of days and then it is like he gets tired to sitting on the potty ha. So yesterday was a BIG day for him, he went poop on the potty at school (never done it before at school, home yes, school, no). So when I went to pick him up he was super excited and ran to me and said Momma I pee pee, I mean poop poop on the potty! So after I praised him and high fived him we went to Toys R Us and he got his drum he has been wanting!

He was super excited, can you tell lol

If this method continues to work...we are going to be broke, because he already saw a guitar that he wants.

1 comment:

  1. Girl, Whatever works! :)

    Potty Training is a HUGE thing for little ones and it’s hard at times…heck frustrating for the parent(s). You two are doing a wonderful job. Tell E I am so very proud of him and to keep it up. Also give E a HUGE HUGE hug!

    It is funny that he picked a drum set…sorry for ya’ll. (Too much noise)

    The other day E came into the kitchen and took two wooden spoons out of a draw. She went to the kitchen table and yelled “looked Mommy my drum sticks…like Caillou”. So E made her own imaginary drums, it’s was cute. It’s amazing what she can imagine. Brian defiantly got a kick out of it. Love and Miss ya’ll!!!!!