I mentioned yesterday in my random weekend thoughts that we had begun to potty train Blake again (I really hate that term). If I had re-posted last night I would have said... I'm crazy... this isn't going to work. Two days and no success... what am I going to do? I refuse to backtrack this time, but I'm not sure he gets what I'm expecting him to do. I went to sleep thinking this weekend was a total failure. I was cringing trying to figure out what to do on Tuesday when he goes to school. I couldn't send him in underwear knowing full well he would not be successful. Yet, at the same time I didn't want to go back to putting him in pull-ups when my goal is to only use them at night. I was dreading today... I mean I was really scared to see what today would bring.
What did today bring? Well the last time Blake went to the bathroom last night he successfully peed on the toilet... that meant that through the whole day he was successful twice. We had made a few changes in what we were doing and I had that in my back pocket for today.
Whenever Blake peed on the toilet he earned a new Monster Truck. We tried having him get M&M's first and work up to the Monster Truck, but that did not work. We then decided (on the spur of the moment) that if he had an accident we would take the Monster Truck back and have him re-earn it.
Today... well he only peed on himself once! He actually stopped playing more than once and went to the bathroom. The last time he went we were actually outside and he managed to get in the house and to the bathroom. I was sooo proud of him and even more important he was proud of himself.
We have 2 more trucks to earn and then we will go back to M&M's and hope that now that he has felt success he will start weaning himself off the rewards. (Now if we could just master poop... oh but that's another story)
Goals for tomorrow:
--stay positive in potty training
--create food menu for next week
--vacuum the house
--bring the boys outside to play at least once
--run laps around living room and kitchen with boys for 10 minutes
I may start posting these goals and if they are accomplished as a separate night time post that way I have all day to attain them and think about the next days goals. I'll think about it.