Archive for May 25, 2009

Potty Training – FINALLY!!!!

May 25, 2009

So we’ve been trying to potty train the boys on and off for the last year.  Friday night we went camping with Jamie’s folks – in a cabin.  We took their potty chairs, underwear, pull-ups and diapers.  All three decided that night they were ready to go in the potty chair.  We didn’t even really do anything except set their chairs out and tell them to let us know if they have to go.  And of course make a huge deal about it when they do go…pee pee candy and the pee pee song.  We’ve definitely had accidents since Friday night.  But I’m not exaggerating when I say that each boy has gone in the potty chair about 15 or more times each day (well, in the potty chair or on the tree).  Now – imagine 15 x 3 and you can imagine how exhausted we are with it.  We keep wondering how they can keep squeezing that much more pee out.  We’ve only had two poopy underwear in three days, and 2 poopy diapers.  We put them in diapers at night and naps still.  But it is absolutely crazy how it was all three and all at once.  Gavin has done the best and I thought it would be Vaughn because he’s been using the potty chair when he feels like it for months.  Lincoln has never even gone in the potty chair for me until last week after he spent a couple nights at Grandma’s and she got him to go a couple of times.  And Gavin had only  used it 2 or 3 times in the past couple of months until Grandma worked on it with him too.  I can’t think of one accident that Gavin has had and he has kept his diaper dry at night and naps.  I’ve been so stressed about getting them trained by fall for preschool.  I was planning on spending an entire week really focused on it when Nana takes Lucy and Grace for a week in June while Jamie is on his fishing trip.  I’m so excited that the hardest part is done!!!  Good Job little boys 🙂

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