Friday, May 20, 2011

Potty Project

Seeing how I've got a bit more free time on my hands, I decided to work on a little project.  The "Potty Project".  It all started Tuesday evening while playing in the garage with the boys.  I saw the moving box labeled, "little potty" and decided it was time to introduce it to Jace. I gave him every drink he could have ever wanted, and lots more.  He sat down(yes in the garage), had success, we sang and danced to the perfect potty song, and the rest is history.

When I potty train my boys I let them run around in the buff for a few days to get the hang of it.  Jace does pretty darn good while in his birthday suit, but has had just a couple accidents when I put him in underwear.
I will admit in moments of frustration I have questioned if he is ready, but I'm certain he gets it and he is proud of his success.  I had him throw his remaining diapers in the "garbage" so that both he and I were on the same page.

For the past couple months I have been telling him if he goes poop on the potty I will buy him a new Astro Boy.  He gets excited every time we talk about it, so I figured I had better not lie.  But because Astro Boy wasn't the most popular movie, memorabilia is hard to come by(especially when operation potty started on a whim).  So that first night I put him to bed I had to think quick and make some tempting Astro Boy "poop on the potty prizes".  Luckily my mom had a stash of iron on transfers and I went to town.

For the first two days he was praised for going pee in the toilet, now it's expected(that sounds mean when I say it out loud).  But poop is another story, we celebrate with prizes(until they run out).

Our first poop was a success!  And with a little encouragement from Camden, his first prize was the Astro Boy gum!

He woke up this morning with dry sheets, so I had hope for today being a good one.  We took our first outing and met Dan for lunch.  He was extremely weirded out by wearing underwear with his pants and kept asking to take them off.  But he did a great job and learned that there are toilets every where you go.  Lucky for everyone...the extra pair of clean undies and pants still remain in the back of the car.


Tawnya said...

WOW. Can I fly you down here to train Kit?? I just can't seem to discipline myself to put in the effort.

Gabaldon said...

Nice! Potty training is OH SO FUN;) but so worth it...glad your little guy is getting all the Astro boy stuff his little heart contents:)

DontYouWishYouWereUS said...

Great photo! it looks like it is going well. I hope they continue to go great!

Tracy said...

Lissa, I have so much to say to you

#1 Love this post. Please come parent my child and teach him how to speak and how to use the potty pretty please! I am failing. Ha

#2 Those dang suckers are still sitting on my counter and my reaction is always the same. I laugh and then curse your name. What the heck am I supposed to do with them!?! aaahhh

#3I love you and totally miss you, keep us updated on your blog so I can still feel like I know you :)