Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I don't know what to do....

.... I honestly don't. While other bloggers are filling their blogs with interesting things like theology debates, political issues, and olympic opinions , I can find nothing better to blog about than potty training. But hey, I'm a stay at home mom, this is my life.....


My day was going fine, until about 12:30, when Noah had a very sudden, full diaper, and leaked all over my clothes. Then, Eli (who is rebelling against potty training,) made a mess of his own in the hallway (I'm talking smeared all over my carpet!). Then, while cleaning that up, he managed to pee all over my bed-room carpet and some of the baby's stuff that was on the bottom of the changing table. I finally got ALL of that cleaned up, and Cosette announced that she had clogged the toilet---with about a half a roll of toilet paper! Oh, and then Eli went pee-pee in his pants again. Did I mention that ALL of this happened in the space of about twenty minutes??


So what to do with my difficult Eli boy? I have NO CLUE! We've tried positive reinforcement, we've consistently tried discipline when he insists on making messes---I've stuck to it, even with the birth of a new baby. And, no luck. Yes, he will be trained one day. And right now, the opinion of his mama is, better soon than later!

The messes are cleaned up, I've had a chocolate chip cookie to save my sanity, and the kids are peacefully watching a movie before nap-time. (No, not the best way for them to spend time, but sometimes, a mama just needs a break!) And now, I am greatly looking forward to a hot cup of cocoa and a good back rub from my husband tonight. This mama deserves it!

3 comments:

Kristin said...

One thing you can do in a case like this is to call your sister and simply say, "HELP!". Your sister will then get in her car, drive 2 miles up the road, help clean up a little poo :), and then leave your house WITH her oldest nephew for a few hours. In which case she rescues her sister from insanity, AND her nephew from mama ......just an option :)

Elise said...

I don't know... when Cor had trouble figuring it out at 2 1/2, I relaxed and waited until he was three- and at that point, I literally put underwear on him and he never had another accident again! If you're worried about consistency, then stick to it, otherwise, I think sweet Eli would be just fine to wait a little longer... a lot has happened in the last month! (((hugs)))

Chuck said...

yeh every kid is different, maybe he is a 3 potty
instead of a 2 1/2 potty

mother of 3 tiny kids, is a difficult job, requiring grace and chocolate chip cookies for sure!!!

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