Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Boy the Dog and Potty training

Ok I am horrified that my son is not getting the whole potty training gig at all. So I told Patty just take the diaper off and let him go commando and see what that brings to the house where we already have a Great Dane Puppy who pisses lakes and shits houses on the floor when he doesn't make it to the door, so needless to say you don't want to visit the relative with the "smelly house". So Billy is thrilled to be free ballin in the house and he goes and sits down on the loo drops a few dribbles and yells "I did it" and off he goes again to play. A few more times of sitting down, a few more drops a few more hoorays things are looking good. The dog is getting it and we think the boy is finally on the fast track to dryness....and then....it happens...now mind you the dog is running to plead his case that it wasn't him who dropped trowl and peed on the wood floor, no it was that boy who is always pulling on my jowls, by the way let me out. Yes the boy peed on the wood floor, "I did it" was the call, how proud...thank God for pergo...a few more potty stops, one more on the ceramic tile in the kitchen, the dog ratting him out, and I'm feelin like he on the short bus to school if you get my drift. Sooooo the experiment for the day is over, the diaper back on and tomorrow is another day, gonna try cheerios in the toilet and let him try and hit them, I just hope he doesn't pee in his cereal bowl.

4 comments:

Kris said...

That's hilarious! Billy IS a boy after all and our pediatrician flat-out said not to worry about potty-training Gabe until he was 3! So you have time yet... :D Also, don't forget you should teach him how sitting down, which makes the whole Cheerios thing a bit harder. Try an M&M dispenser as bribery! Kids will do anything for chocolate, altho- then you'll have to keep a closer eye on the dog... :D

Gigi said...

Sounds like a laugh a minute at your house!

Bubbe said...

Aden's in the same situation- he'll be three in January. I picked up a book at B&N that's about the subject that says to have a POTTY PARTY!!! You buy a wetting doll and set out party favors, fill up the doll and put it on the pot, and when it pees, everyone claps and says, HOORAY, and you eat cake and ice cream. Then in a day or two, you have a potty party for your kiddo. Of course, there's the possibility that he could pee on the table and you might want to make sure you DON'T get chocolate cake... :)

Suzassippi said...

2-3 is the magic age for boys. Someone told us to put our boy in training pants (the cloth kind, that get wet). Unlike diapers or pull ups, which cause no discomfort even if you pee a gallon in them, the cloth when wet doesn't feel good. You can't get mad, and you have to be willing to clean up pee. With J, one time and he looked at it running down his legs and said, "get it off." I calmly said okay, let's wipe it up and get some dry pants. If you want to, you can use the potty next time. He never had another accident, night or day--I swear this is the truth.

Besides, he will not want to be wearing diapers when he starts school as none of the other boys will be wearing them. :)