Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Potty Training, by Mark

So, I thought I would try to start potty training Maddox, even though he is only 20 months old, because he is showing interest. It all started a few weeks ago. We give both the kids a tubby at the same time to save time, and every time we make Bryanna go potty before she gets in the tubby. I dont know about everyone else, but the sound of running water makes me want to pee and I am a grown man!!! So, I can't imagine how much harder it is to hold it for a 3 year old!

Well, after months of them bathing at the same time, Maddox would say "poo poo" before he would get in the tub. So, if he was saying it, it must have meant that he wanted to try it! So I put him on the toilet, and about 1 second later, he says "All Done".

This has gone on for about a month. A couple weeks ago, he actually went pee on the toilet. I started screaming with excitement like a little girl!! With me screaming, he got real excited too! Well, tonight was I think the biggest step we've made.

While getting ready to get in the tubby, I put him back on the potty. His diaper was really full, so I figured he wouldn't have to go. I was persistant, and kept telling him to push...while making the grunting noises to help of course. After about 2 minutes, he started to pee. Then he kept pushing. I said, "Maddox, do you have to go poo poo?" He said, "Uh HUH" while grunting, and then there it was! His first poop in the toilet, at 20 months!!! Good Job Maddox!

I like to think I did a pretty good job with this one...

8 comments:

Perry Family said...

Good Job Daddy!!!! Wish I could take some credit for this miracle, but I can't!! You are so amazing! And to think you didn't even read a potty training book! :)

Julie Noorda said...

Ok, I just had to laugh at how cute this post was! Good job Mark! And way to go Maddox!!

Kaerlig said...

Good job Maddox.

Okay Mark, before you start getting too excited, are you in this for the long haul?

Potty training was definitely not my favorite. The most common senario was me in the grocery store loaded up with groceries and a kid says "I have to go pee pee". What do you do? Keep shopping trying to hurry it up or load the whole cart all the way to the bathroom? Sometimes I wish I could just put the diaper back on just for errands and trips.

Kara said...

Mark, you should write a book! And then can Maddox come over here and teach Nathan? We spent at least 20 minutes on the potty last night with Nathan and we have been trying for the past couple weeks and NOTHING is happening!! So frustrating!! You got lucky!

Danielle said...

Thats awesome!! I hope Aiden will do the same thing!
-Danielle

The Petersons said...

Ok 4 months from now I'm going to do that with Parker! I've put him on the potty before bath time a few times but... nothin. This story brings me hope! ha ha Thanks!

Allred Family said...

That's GREAT.....I will try that with Gavin...when he gets a little bit older, I hate POTTY TRAINING BOYS!!! Caleb took over a YEAR to potty train :(

Chrissy said...

AWESOME!! Can I send Cooper over!!?:)