Not A Wasted Effort.

July 14, 2011 at 9:26 am | Posted in milestones | 8 Comments

I was all set to declare Massive Fail on our underwear-only weekend.


Monday night, when we got O undressed for the bath, he walked into the bathroom and opened the cover on the toilet. When I asked him if he wanted to sit on the potty, he said yes.

So I helped him pull down his potty seat (we have one built into the cover of our adult seat, which is pretty cool!).

He sat down and went pee.

Seriously, it was like he had been doing it forever on his own.

We didn’t ask if he wanted to sit or anything. He just did it.

And again last night, he wanted to sit on the potty and “try” to pee.

Every time he sits, he seems to be practicing squeezing it out. And every time he does it, he claps his hands and smiles.

He’s working on it at school, too. Tuesday he came home in a diaper, but with a piece of paper that he had 2 successes and 2 accidents that afternoon.

Last night there was no note, but he came home in underwear and didn’t have an accident.

So I’m really thinking that something clicked for him that weekend, and we’re starting to see the results of it.

In the short term, we’ll keep asking him if he wants to use the potty or wear underwear, but without any agenda. If he chooses a diaper, so be it. If he chooses underwear and the potty, then great.

It’s so nice, though, to see that the weekend of tantrums, tears, and fights MIGHT have been worth it though. Even though it was a struggle, and we went back to diapers, SOMETHING seemed to click that weekend for him.

And it gives me a lot of hope that maybe we’ll get to see the End of Diapers soon.



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  1. YAY! Small steps are still progress! That’s so great!

  2. I am so glad to hear he is making progress!! The end of diapers will be so awesome for you.

  3. Glad to hear it! Sounds like he just wants to do it under his control (when don’t they, eh?)

    Here’s hoping for more dry under-things! 🙂

  4. That’s great news! Yeah little “O” man!

  5. Yay! So happy to hear this!

  6. So happy for all you guys! Very exciting stuff.

  7. Great news! Hope he masters it to perfection very soon!

  8. Sounds like he is really coming along! You always knew he would get it!


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