Friday, July 6, 2012

PottyTraining Advice from an Expert

Ok so I am totally joking about that title. I don't think you can qualify as an expert if your kid finally gets it at 3 1/2. And I'm talking about both of my children. Yikes! That's lots of diapers, wipes and pull ups! Were talking boggles the mind. Ok here comes the randomness...

**I think Moms are going about this potty training thing all wrong. I propose doing potty training at night. I found that Carson was more than willing to go multiple times to avoid going to bed. And of course he knew I would be game every time because I was so desperate. Side note: Kids can smell desperation like last week's trash and if they get a whiff, it's all over. So Carson really had his best experiences at night around bed time. I also found that he could go on command even when he had just gone. A hidden talent maybe?

***Ok all judgmental Moms do not read this next one lest you cast disapproving glances my way next time you see me. Carson's ultimate key was Transformers. I found Transformers,( the 1984 version) on Netflix. It brought back great after school memories for me and I half expected my Mom to bring me a snack and tell me to do my homework. Good times. My strategy was to get him hooked which was a total breeze. An added bonus is hearing the way he says Optimus Prime. Really cute. Ok after he was hooked (this was by the first episode mind you) I told him that he could only watch another one if he went potty. Worked like a charm. We got a rhythm going and we went by the practice makes perfect approach. So he watched hours of TV that day but by God he's potty trained. Desperate times desperate measures friends.

So with this sage advice I'm thinking about writing a book or starting a lecture tour. Any takers????


God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6