Friday, August 29, 2008

Could this be it?

I don't want to jinx it just incase this is too good to be true, but I dare say Aaron very well could be well on his way to being potty trained......FINALLY!

For those of you that know my son or know me, know what a sore spot this has been in my life, particularly recently.

I don't know why I didn't try this before, but finally decided to try the tactic that we used for Tessa to get potty trained.

See it goes a little like this. Aaron loves his juice. Granted I never give him "straight up". It's always more of a glass of water with a twist of apple. Enough however, to make him *think* that he hates water. So about a week ago, we told him that until he was willing to start going potty all he would get to drink is water. No milk, no juice, no nothin' but water. The first two days he grumbled - A LOT. Then a couple of days later he started saying that "water is the best!". Then I introduced the 4 boxes of Capri Sun......only for him! Oh the joy! We're talking, what?, 40 or so pouches of delicious juicy water beverage, for no one in the house but him! RAPTURE! Oh except there is one catch. You gotta give a pee to get a drink. And this is exactly how Tessa got potty trained. Within 3 days and no accidents EVER I might add. :0)

For some reason today, Aaron decided that this was a pretty good deal. We came home from lunch with Tracey and I casually asked him again if he needed to pee. He said "yes, it's coming". Of course I start freaking out saying "hold it buddy, hold it!". So he grabs his crotch in typical male style and heads for the potty. Sure enough he delivers! I was so excited I was whooping and hollering and high fiving! He got his water pouch and I set about making a new potty chart. (Um, I still don't know how to use my wide format printer....obviously). He picked out a sticker and slapped it on. He was so pleased!

I am so pleased that he has gone with no diaper all afternoon and evening. He nearly tinkled at dinner time, and let out just a squirt before realizing that he needed to go and sit on the pot. He's gone 8 times today. Now if I can just convince him to wear underwear rather than free ball it. I mean, that's gotta chafe at some point. He's pretty opposed to his Thomas undies. I say I'm not gonna rock the boat. If it's commando you like, knock yourself out!


Jana said...

Yippee! What a joy. And no one but a mom could possibly get that excited about peeing! Right?! I know how it is!

WTG Aaron, keep it up buddy, well not up but ya know!

As far as cammando goes, that's all good and fine until accident time! ick! You don't want leakage down the leg, KWIM?

CKMommy said...

LOL...Kristy, you crack me up!!! :)

WTG Aaron!! That's a great way to learn to go potty! Nice work mommy!


Sheryl said...

LOL! My eldest potty trained in no time and my youngest was more of a challenge, so to speak, so I know what it's like! Sounds like you have hit on a winning formula - hope it keeps going well!

Peggy Severins said...

Oh yippie! How exciting, way to go Aaron, keep up the good work!!!

Alison said...

Oh my goodness Kristy, loved that last sentence! At the end of the day, kids will only train when they are good and ready, and he is ready. Cameron was a late one too but when he did it, he did it night and day all at once with no accidents at all ever. Now, to train the next one, hmmmmmm. :-)

Jen Gallacher said...

I mentioned you on the old blog. ;)

Chris said...

Wahoo! yeah for potty training success. I understand the pain of taken forever to be potty trained...My kids have all been ATLEAST 3 before they were potty trained...and not due to lack of trying! Way to go Aaron!