Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Potty Training

What do  big boys do?  Come on, I know you know the answer.  That's right--they go in the potty chair!

I've been dreading potty training Gilead for some time.  Who hasn't heard how hard little boys are to train?  A number of people have told not to even bother until he was three.  But I just couldn't do it.  Three?  Another year in diapers?  So, I took a deep breath, made sure we were equipped with big boy undies, treats, and sticker, and we dove in.

And guess what?  He took to it like a natural.  Less than a week, and we could call him trained.  We're two weeks in now, and the only time we've had to change his pants is days is if he has a bit of an "aiming" issue.  Otherwise, he's one dry boy.

Thumbs up for filling up his first potty chart with stickers!

Celebratory ice cream.  I've become a big fan of giving the siblings treats, too.  Mercy became Gilead's biggest cheer leader in no time flat!

We're all very proud of him.  He's definitely not a "little guy" anymore!


  1. Good luck with that! Been there, done that. Takes a lot of patience. :)

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