Well, we finally took the plunge (no pun intended) and started potty training Lucas. This is something I have been putting off and dreading, mostly because every time we mentioned the idea we would get a forceful, adamant “NO!!” from that otherwise sweet boy.
I told myself that after the holidays were over and we were done traveling, I’d get started. I read a few things here and there, but even heading into it last week, I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t really know what I’m doing but I’m happy to report that the diapers are put away (except for disposable training pants at night) and he’s doing great! Jaime and I are ecstatic. Jaime was so pumped he spent a ridiculous amount of money on a giant Bubble Guppies balloon for Lucas, just to show him we were proud of his efforts. You’ll see the monstrosity in the pictures below. (Bubble Guppies is a cartoon he currently likes.)
Lucas is definitely not all the way there…he had one accident today and I am still taking him to the potty most of the time. He rarely tells me on his own if he needs to go. He also requires a lot of help getting his pants and underwear up and down. He is a rather solid child and his clothing is getting stuck on his adorable chubby thighs. He also needs help getting his male parts pointed in the right direction. Let’s just say the bathroom has been hosed off a few times during this process!
We are so proud of him. He’s resistant to change in all forms and not wanting to start World War III we waited until he was showing more flexibility in other areas of his life. He cried a few tears the first time we told him he was going to sit on the potty and one time this week he asked in a rather pitiful voice if he could please just have his diaper back, but overall it’s gone great. Tonight as we were praying before bed he said, “Dear Jesus, thank you that I can pee pee on the potty. Amen.” I guess he’s on board now 🙂
I hope you enjoy the pictures!