Day 1 of potty training in the books! 💯success rate for 💩- 2 for Liam and 1 for Caleb. Pee was more like only 5% success rate.... but not too bad for the first day!! Thank you Grandma Judy for helping!! 💗
A toilet in the kitchen is acceptable right? A blanket next to the toilet is acceptable too, correct? Anything to get this guy to have a desire to go. He will be three in June. So I know we have time. But I’m so over two kids in diapers.
When was your son potty trained?! #pottytrainingboys#pottytraining
Sometimes I feel like I blinked and he turned into a big kid.
My baby boy will be 3 yrs old in just a few short days and for the life of me I can't figure out how that is possible already.
There have been times when I wished for a few moments of silence, when I wasn't constantly needed. I think all parents feel that way at some point or another. Now nearly everyday he is mastering new skills that used to require my assistance. But now he happily reports "I can do it all by myself!" While it is so exciting to watch him grow and learn, my heart aches a little as I realize my baby is not such a baby anymore.
Now I realize how silly it was for me to wish away time. Time is so fleeting and precious. Though some seasons of life are difficult and trying, there is beauty in the struggle. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
So tonight I snuggled in closer, stayed a bit longer. I let the dishes stay in the sink and the laundry in the basket. Thet can wait because all too soon he won't need me to lie with him anymore.
Tonight I slowed down to just be his mommy💙💙💙
Mommas let's be REAL
Getting our kids to eat healthy is an uphill battle most days. Heck, sometimes it is darn near impossible. And I swear if they ask for hotdogs and Mac 'n cheese one more time, I may pull my hair out.🙆♀️ But still we try everyday to make wholesome meals to help them grow big and strong....despite the protests.
So when I have the opportunity to get my picky kids to eat a full serving of fruits and vegetables in one sitting without the fuss....Imma like YES PLEASE!💃👍 Better yet, tell me it is ❤organic
❤loaded with probiotics
❤a good source of protein
❤AND it tastes good!?!?! Honey you had me at no fuss!🤣🙌 Seriously though, my kids love it and ask for it all the time! It is a like a special little treat for them.
So when they take like 2 bites of the dinner I worked so hard to make then ask for their smoothie...instead of getting upset, I smile and say SURE cause I know the secret😘
If you have picky eaters then drop an emoji below and I'll send you all the details. You can be the coolest mom around too 😘
So we [re] started potty training this week. Last year we tried when he was about 23 months and it was like pulling teeth! I lived on the bathroom floor, we relied on this phone for games and YouTube, and there was at least one accident a day. We were doing just okay when we went to Oregon for a week to see my dad. Between flights, driving, and white carpet, we wound up in diapers most of the time. It was rough when we came home. So rough I threw up my hands in defeat.
Fast forward to this week. We started after nap on Sunday and he hasn't had ONE accident. He sits on the potty, pees or poops, then we go on with our day. He never uses the phone anymore but understands and is loving his potty chart and "prizes" every 4-5 pees. Last time, I was constantly watching him. I was on edge and would ask him if he needed to go every five minutes...it was stressful!
Now I go on with my life and so does he. He will be playing and I'll look up and he will have run to sit on the potty. It's been SO much easier this time.
I understand now that he just wasn't ready last year and now it seems to have clicked. Phew!! Some days you really just need a break, no matter how easy or tough things have been.
This evening I snuck our @pawdpet out of my Easter stash so that Leopold could play games on the phone which he always asks for. Usually we only give him the phone when we go out to eat but sometimes you do what works in the moment.
How old was your little when potty training 'clicked'? 《Side note: I have no regrets about our new comforter. So Instagram worthy 😍》