Like the eager young parents that we are, Hubby and I decided that we would dedicate this absolutely hot and muggy weekend to potty training Sonny Boy. Boy was it a disaster! Because it was so hot, everyone, including the cat, was irritated with life in general. so having a toddler, peeing and pooping on himself in “big boy underwears” didn’t go over well. I got frustrated pretty early while Hubby didn’t get frustrated at all about the situation. I thought it would have been the other way around but I couldn’t get over having urine all over my clean house. I felt like I was scrubbing and cleaning all day: scrubbing the floors, scrubbing the carpet(we should have rolled it up), cleaning my child, cleaning his “underwurs” and cleaning myself after I cleaned everything else. By the end of the day, I was afraid to feed sonny boy thinking of what would come out the other end. Ewww. the only time he didn’t have any accidents: when he was taking a nap.
We did learn one positive thing: that sonny boy doesn’t like to be wet…..at all. He would have an accident and start immediately whining and fussing. If we waited to long to change his underwear, he would just deal with it though. That’s not a great thing but I think if I start getting him the pull ups that get cool when he goes in them, we might be on to something. Or maybe not…I don’t know. Being a first time mom really is hard sometimes….especially times like this. If this was the second kid, I know I wouldn’t be so nervous nelly about this. I just want to make sure we are doing things right.
Any Moms out there have any advice for us? Am I going the right way with this or should I try something else?