Potty Training...The first part of parenting that I have been truly terrified and unprepared for. I was in no hurry to potty train Tennyson because I didn't mind changing two sets of diapers but right after he turned 3 I knew it was time. He was finally verbal enough. So we made a chart of things he would like for his prizes and went to work. We got lots of juice and stayed home for a few days. Surprisingly since day 1 of potty training he has only had 3 #1 accidents. He caught on so fast and really hasn't skipped a beat. Pooping on the other had was terrible! He would wait till nap time and then let the biggest poops in his underwear. I was dying. It was so disgusting and I was throwing out so much underwear. At some point it clicked and he was able to do it. He had a few accidents after but was pretty much home free.
Prize #1 Donut with dad. Yes he let him ride home in the front seat the 1/2 mile home... oh geez.
Prize #2 Lightening mcqueen slippers. He LOVES them.
Had to document the first legit poop in the potty.
Prize #3- movie date with mom. Which proved to be more expensive than anticipated.
Overall it wasn't too terrible but terrible all at the same time. Our bathroom now perpetually smells like urine no matter how much I scrub and Christian now begs to go potty but overall I guess I'm glad we bit the bullet. Way to go Tennyson!