Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This post is going to the crapper. . .

. . . Quite literally!

We have been potty training. So far, we haven't had too many accidents.

After the first 2 days, I switched Marshy from underpants to pull ups, so that I don't have to clean messes off the floor (so not my favorite job).

We have the peeing on the potty down pat now. Marshy does it all by himself. He pulls his pants and pull ups off and climbs on the toilet and goes and then runs around the house naked all excited because he did it by himself. It's kind of cute, except for the naked part.

Today he pooped on the potty all by himself. We are so proud of him! We have been trying to get him to do this for the last 2 weeks (as long as we have been training. Yes, I said 2 weeks. He is doing REALLY well). Finally something has clicked and he realizes that he gets a lot of attention when he poops on the potty. We are so proud of him for figuring this out on his own.

The cutest part was that he was so excited he had pooped on the potty. Don't tell Marshy, but Mike said that if he goes 3 consecutive times with NO accidents then he will buy him Elefun (the elephant and butterfly game, 2 of Marshy's favorite things).

We're hoping to get the poop training done quickly, so then we can start on overnights. And THEN, he will be COMPLETELY potty trained. My goal is by the end of the year at the latest. That gives me a couple months. I'm feeling pretty confident that I won't need much longer, though, because he is doing so well!

We are so proud of our little Marshy-Marsh. :)


Bonnie the Boss said...

Yay for all of you

Jessica G. said...

Oh, potty training! That is the bane of my existence! Have a couple years to prepare myself before the next round...