While I loved how easy it was to have My two year old, Ethan, in diapers (it was so nice to just change him a couple of times a day and be done), I started to wonder what it would be like to have him take on a new responsibility. He loves helping me around the house with daily tasks and chores, and I felt like he needed a new challenge to broaden his learning! After all, two year olds love a challenge!
Well, it wasn't long before I realized that I was designing blog facelifts for Lora Jensen, who created the internet's most popular and effective potty training guide 3 day potty training.com. She is such a sweetheart, and soon after I told her that Becky and I both had two year olds in diapers, she sent us the Ebook!
While I kept telling myself that I didn't have time to potty train Ethan, I learned from Lora that when a child shows interest in the potty, there's no time but the present to begin!
So day 1 rolled around, I was so happy to have a plan of action to follow with this process. I like to have things written down for me to follow so this was perfect! Ethan did great, but no real breakthroughs. Day 2 rolled around, I started to become frustrated and whiny to my husband Joe that Ethan wasn't catching on. Day 3, I kept calling Joe, asking if it was okay to quit because both Ethan and I were exhausted with the monotony...
Finally, the sun was setting on day three, we were out playing in the backyard, and Ethan says, "Mommy, I'm going pee pee!" He had not yet actually gone "pee pee" yet so I scooped him up and ran him inside onto the toilet and...success!!! We through a party for Ethan in the bathroom that night. That breakthrough was what Ethan needed to realize it was to use the potty and now, several weeks later, we are accident free every day! Ethan feels so infinately superior to everything else when he goes potty in the toilet now. I now have more reasons to praise him throughout the day, and this gives him more confidence to take on other tasks! Thanks again Lora!