Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wunderwear and Puppy Piddles

My 2 year old is showing some interest in potty training. He wants to wear "wunderwear" and is very excited to show off his training pants. However, he has yet to pee in the pot! We have been doing this every evening for about 2 weeks, he decides around supper time that he needs "wunderwear" so I always oblige. I remind him every 15 minutes or so that he needs to pee in the potty..."Oh Tay!" I will take him to the toilet and we stand there for a grand total of two seconds "All Done!" he proclaims...or better yet "I Tant!" (can't) we go through the motions of flushing the toilet, washing our hands and off to play. Then predictably about two minutes later I will hear "Uh Oh Mama!" and he will come running to me with soaked pants. Then the fun part starts. Finding out where the piddles have landed! It's like having a puppy in the house. I find myself crawling around on the carpet running my hand over it looking for wet spots. Ugggh! Thankfully last night almost all the puddles were on the linoleum and easily wiped up, but the last one was on the couch! AArrrrgggghhhh! I don't want to discourage him from his interest, but he really only has interest in wearing his big boy 'wunderwear'...he has yet to pee in the pot even once. I think tonight we will just put the underwear OVER the diaper! LOL!

My 4 year old wasn't nearly this hard to potty train, but he didn't really show much interest until he was 2 1/2 and once he decided to do it, he just did it. But my little guy wants to do everything big brother does...which is cute...but exhausting for the lady running around with the rags trying to find where the puppy made his latest deposit!


Anonymous said...

just to let you know I've been reading your blog. Got here through the Brook Adam's Tribune blog. It's really quite cute! Mother-hood is quite an adventure isn't it. Was there myself about 20 years ago. Now am enjoying my 1 year old grandchild and watching my daughter go through it. Hang tough. It will all go well. You'll recieve all the strength you need. Just so you know I'm not a stalker..........Live in Northern B.C. Canada. (where we are just getting spring) Thanks for the comedy relief.
gramma dekens

Shannon said...

Right before you said that you were putting the undies over the diaper, I thought. Hmmm... I wonder if she could just put the wunderwear over the diaper. You know what they say about great minds. Don't need to repeat that one. No worries - each child has his own pace! But I can imagine how frustrating it is to clean pee up off the floor! Good luck and let us know how it goes!
BTW... I'm so glad you were dancing to Golddigger! That is my favorite bootie shakin song!