This morning, I (very enthusiastically) ran into Cub's room as he woke up and declared, "IT'S POTTY TIME!" I was hoping my enthusiasm would put a positive spin on the day; however, my non-morning-person Cub stared at me through sleepy eyes under a mop of bedhead. When I sat him on his potty chair, he hung his head and buried it in Nigh-Nigh. And moaned.
We'll go ahead and take a point away from Mommy on that one.
Needless to say, he did not go pee pee. In fact, he waited a good 45 minutes before he decided to release a "WATERFALL!". Thankfully, that "WATERFALL!" was in his big boy potty, and much cheering and high-fiving and M&M consuming ensued. So, obviously, he knows how to "hold it" and this morning I could see him prancing around in a potty dance, knowing he needed to go, but not wanting to release it. I am seeing the importance of reading his personality and not just going off of my own.
Okay. Here are some quick tidbits before I jump back into it:
-His response to accidents has changed. At first it was a bit of apathy, and now, he declares, "WET!" and he hates it. That's good. We haven't had any accidents yet today, but we still have a long day ahead of us!
-Understanding when he is "dry" is almost as important as him using the big boy potty. I think it's safe to say he knows the difference between wet and dry now (as it pertains to potty training, of course).
-Throwing a parade in his honor every time he goes potty in the potty never gets old.
-We've called several relatives and friends with each success and they've been awesome at cheering him on.
-He loves standing at the sink and playing in the water, so I've let him do that all day. All that water makes a boy gotta go! :)
-We're totally homebound! But, it's okay. I have lots of stuff to get done.
I'll update again later or tomorrow.
Keepin' it real,