Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Potty Training

As I mentioned in my last post I am going to start trying to potty train Cooper. I must say this is one of my least favorite jobs as a parent. I really think someone could become very rich if they started a potty training school. You know you take your kid daily for a week and them BAM they are potty trained, and you as a parent are much happier, and the potty trainer is 1000 bucks richer. I would pay it I tell you, because I abhor potty training.

So to start the process we went to Wal-Mart and got some brand new big boy underwear for Cooper. (I have to correct myself from calling them panties, give me a break I have successfully potty trained 2 girls and am a panty wearer myself)He picked them out he was so excited, they had all different Disney characters on them. He was so excited I thought this is going to be so easy, he is going to want to wear those so much, this potty training thing will be a breeze. We get home and he is still stoked about the underwear he has taken them out of the package and told me who was on each pair, and then he asks to put them on! I was so excited, I told him to pick out his favorite, I want lightening mcqueen car, no wall-e, no nemo, no lightening mcqueen car, just pick a pair son, okay nemo. He puts the nemo ones on, he is so proud, he models them around the room, I explain how we have to keep them dry, so you can't pee pee in the. With my penis he asks? Yes with your winkie I reply! Oh wow did he love those underwear, he loved them so much that he showed his love for them by promptly peeing in them! It is going to be a long year people, a long year!


Tasha K. said...

So it's different than with dogs I guess? You can't yell "NO!" when he pees? Or try giving him treats when he pees in the toilet? Hmm.... there are so many things to learn before parenthood.

Amber said...

Just a warning: potty-training boys is tricky. And may take longer than you anticipate.

The earliest any of my three boys potty-trained was at 3 years, 4 months. I introduced the idea to all of them before they were two. Fun, fun.

ChristiS said...

Oh, yes, that is how it goes with a boy! VERY different from girls, from what I've heard!

Adam was over 4 before he was trained at night too. For the most part during the day, barring the occasional accident at naptime, he was probably 3 years, 3-4 months. Good luck! I think your idea for a business sounds awesome to me too!

Robyn said...

We bought some Hershey's kisses tonight, and he has sat on the potty several times, but hasn't done his business yet! I will press on though! You guys aren't giving me much hope though!