Jun 26 2013

Potty training and a big reward!

Published by Tina at 9:33 am under Clayton

We started talking to you about going to the potty around the 2.5 year mark. You’d listen to us read you books about it, would watch Sophie go (and always remind her to “wash hands”) and smile at us when we told you that you too should start going on the toilet. You’d even indulge us by sitting on the toilet every now and again but with no results. Then, one day, you decided to actually go. We all cheered, clapped and made a really big fuss over it. You were so very proud of yourself and beamed from ear to ear. But…that was that. Next time we asked if you needed to go, you simply said: “I already did Mama” — and that was that.

We kept encouraging you and about 2 months before your 3rd birthday, we decided to get serious. We got you some Star Wars underwear and told you that you’d be rewarded with a chocolate treat, every time you’d go on the toilet. With reminders on the hour, every hour and a lot of extra laundry, you started to at least give it a try. Over a two week period, you would sit and go on a fairly regular basis. You loved putting on underwear and would tell anyone that listened that you were now a big boy, with big boy underwear, going to the big boy potty.

After a consistent three weeks, we decided to get the big reward — a blue, big boy bed!! You were so very, very excited to pick it out, so very, very excited to see us put it together and so very, very excited to sleep in it.

Good job Mr. Clay-Boy!! You did it!!

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  1. Chris Con 27 Jun 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Luke: “That’s right, Clay, let them think it’s over… MuHAHAHA!”

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