Without giving it much thought, a few months ago I told Luke that he would be wearing real underwear when he turned three. “Guess what you get to wear when you turn three? Big boy underwear just like Jack!” I never thought about what that would mean for me. I should have thought about it a bit more before I announced it.
Despite not feeling confident that he was ready, I decided to keep my word and follow through. (I don’t ever want to lie to my kids. I want them to always trust me and know that I mean what I say.) I’ll admit, I wasn’t looking forward to it and I wasn’t expecting potty training to be easy. For one, once we move to underwear in our house, we don’t go back. I knew we were not going to quit even if it got tough. This could mean weeks (or months) of accidents and practice. It would mean sitting on the floor in the bathroom for hours reading books and singing songs with Luke in an effort to help him be successful. My attitude was lowsy and I saw it as another chore to add to my day. Ugh!
We started with the training three days ago. Today, I am proud to say that Luke is doing great! He has had no pee pee accidents in the last two days, and even went poo poo in the potty today!!! (I apologize for those of you who don’t have kids if this potty talk makes you uncomfortable.) This is a BIG deal! Luke has made awesome progress! I’m so thankful and relieved. If we keep this up, he could be totally trained in a week or so.
Moral of the story: Follow through with something even if you don’t feel like it. I sure didn’t want to start potty training, but now I’m so glad I did. I think the worst part it behind us. (The worst part being poo poo in underwear on two separate occasions in the last two days. Those undies went straight to the trash!). Aren’t we always glad we did something that we didn’t want to do when we are done with it? I can say that about exercise, grocery shopping, laundry, and just about anything. If there’s something you’ve been meaning to do, quit putting it off and just do it! You’ll be glad you did.