Finally I did something I read about in a little book my friend Amanda passed on to me – I turned him around backwards on the potty and we held the lid and pretended to be driving a car. He started to potty and started to scream until he realized it was going INTO the potty! No Mess!! He actually giggled! Maybe it’s a breakthrough, I don’t know.
He stayed dry through his nap – and slept hard. Potty training must be as emotionally taxing for him as it is for me – I slept too.
So, tomorrow is day two. Specific prayer requests would include: 1. that Bubba would work through his aversion to actually going on the toilet. 2. that I would have patience with Bubba as we try to work together in this area of training with no verbal communication. 3. that it would all click and Bubba would master the skill – for Pete’s Sake – of knowing when and going potty. 4. that Honey would maintain sanity throughout the process (what a man, my Honey).
I am hoping Day 2 had it’s own breakthroughs. Keep up the good work! Potty training was one milestone I was glad to have behind us–it was just so stressful!