Saturday, June 02, 2007

"It's a good thing I'm cute."

Posted by Mandy at 7:47 PM

Oh my son... he's been potty trained for a solid 8 months or so. I don't know if the baby coming is interfering with his making it to the potty or if he's just decided to be '3' and pee everywhere again. I've discovered that as long as I make him go potty once or twice an hour, no accidents happen. Problem is.. sometimes I forget.. and then he 'forgets' and typically ends up peeing in madison's room in his chair. (can I tell you how tired clayton and I are of taking the chair outside to scrub it down with the water hose and laundry detergent?) The past few days have been a lot better... lots of reminding, lots of praise for keeping his pants dry, you know the drill. Yesterday I noticed the bathroom had a pee like smell. I know, it's a bathroom.. but come on.. it shouldn't actually smell of urine. I figured that Carter must have just peed a little out of the potty so I asked Clayton to scrub the bottom of the camode and behind it. He did... and the smell persisted. Not only did the smell persist, but by this afternoon it was much worse. I went in and scrubbed the entire camode.. inside and out. Didn't help. I pick up the rug and realize that it reeks of pee! Ugh.. he must have REALLY missed the potty and just peed right on the rug! So I tossed it outside to be cleaned tomorrow. (same drill as cleaning the chair) I figured that would surely fix the smell... nope. I finally went all out! I mopped, scrubbed baseboards, cabinents, everything! I think I finally defeated the smell. All of this from a 3yr old that can no longer make it to the potty on time. *sigh* I hope this phase passes soon... it's like having a puppy! I've said several times since my little man was born.. "It's a good thing you're so cute.."


Brittany on Saturday, 02 June, 2007 said...

Isn't it great that we can provide each other stories to laugh at? Shaun and I got tickled reading your post. But, boy am I dreading the potty training! I bet if you keep praising him when he stays dry, it will help a lot. When I kept my friend's 3 year old this past year, we went through a couple different weeks where he would "forget". Usually, it was when something changed at his house or in his routine. So I wouldn't be surprised if it was because of the baby. With Ty those phases would only last a week or 2 and then he would get back on track.

And yeah, we're already saying "it's a good thing he's cute" about Cayson!

Lou Arnold on Monday, 04 June, 2007 said...

They are started up the Tuesday play group at 9am. Of course you are 9 months pregnant I am sure that you want to go.

Suzanne on Monday, 04 June, 2007 said...

i realized i never comment on your site. i'm such a goofball. i realized i just end up talking to you before i can get around to commenting - but that's not a good enough excuse because i love it when you comment on mine.. good grief!

i can't wait to meet samuel. have i said that lately? ;)

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