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THE POCKET September 27, 2008

Filed under: Potty Training Adventure — Jess @ 9:18 pm

I should preface this by saying that yesterday we went and bought Blue-Eyed Boy a pack of boxer briefs so that he has underwear like daddy. He loves them and is doing much better with not peeing in them than he does with briefs….maybe because they are more like shorts? I don’t know. But on to the story!

This afternoon Blue-Eyed Boy and Handsome Hunk were sitting down to play trains. I was sitting on the couch nursing the Red-Haired Girl and enjoying just watching. The Blue-Eyed Boy needed his nose wiped so while the Handsome Hunk was going to get it I watched my boy make quite a discovery.

He is sitting there putting his train tracks together when suddenly he notices THE POCKET. Now my boy, he loves himself some pockets, let me tell you. He really loves stuffing things in pockets. So he takes a train track shoves it in there and says “wow a pocket!”.

He looked so shocked when that train track hit his skin. And then again when it kept going all the way around to his little bottom.

The Handsome Hunk had to explain what THE POCKET was really for.

I needed a tissue. I was laughing so hard I cried. It was the cutest, funniest thing I’ve seen all week.


Our Potty Training Adventure September 25, 2008

Filed under: Blue-eyed boy,Parenting,Potty Training Adventure — Jess @ 1:27 pm

I’ve been super busy. My little business is booming. I’ve hardly had time to eat let alone sit down and write a blog post. But today I had to make time (that I don’t have) to brag on my little boy.

He’s doing fantastic with the potty. Here’s his chart for the week:

and as I wrote that he just got another sticker!

Here’s what I’ve done so anyone else potty training a boy can use what worked for me:

1. Put the potty in the living room, so he doesn’t have to go all the way to the bathroom. We were having a lot of accidents when it was there. The amount of time that lapses between when he has to go and actually goes is not long enough to make it that far. The bathroom and playroom–er living room are on opposite ends of the house. I put a couple of shopping bags under it for any leaks that might occur, and I keep a towel next to it for any leaks that get on the seat for quick and easy clean up. I also spray it with some vinegar/water mix after he’s gone to bed to keep it clean. I don’t want my living room smelling like a potty!

2. Took away the diapers. He’s not allowed a diaper unless it’s naptime, bedtime or we go somewhere.

3. No underwear either. Both times we tried the underwear he had an accident. I think because they feel the same as his diapers (since we use cloth) so he would just pee in them. He hasn’t had one accident when going “comando”.

4. Empty the potty then give the sticker. He gets so excited when he goes and gets his “special sticker” that he will go and try and pee again so he can get another sticker. This also lets me know when he has actually went. He will tell me he peed sometimes and there is nothing in there.

I must say it’s weird having a naked boy running around the house. BUT I really am enjoying only having to change one diaper-clad baby!

Okay, back to work!


Who knew?? September 22, 2008

Filed under: Blue-eyed boy,Parenting,Potty Training Adventure — Jess @ 5:21 pm

I’ve been having a rough time with the potty learning, apart from electrocuting my toddler I’m just not having any luck with getting him to go consistently.

So, today I moved the potty to the living room and took his diapers away.

It worked like a charm!! He’s gone 4 times this morning.

We’ll see how he does after his nap. I’m hoping for a dry diaper.

*crossing fingers*

Hey all you veteran moms….any advice for potty learning a boy?? Please share in the comments– I need all the help I can get!!