Thursday, July 8, 2010


Yesterday was a sad day in Tennyson Land. Multiple  potty accidents resulting in the introduction of the new method's consequences. The new method is actually an old method for me. It's the first one I ever used with Karaia...actually, it's the only one. She was fully trained in 3 days.  It's the How to Toilet Train in less than a day. The consequence is if you have an accident you clean up the accident, and yourself, and THEN you practice running from the spot of the accident to the toilet and then sitting on the toilet NINE times.

It's annoying and time consuming. However, we have already seen improvements!

This morning he ran to the toilet all by himself.....wait for it.....TWICE!

And THEN, when we were at Wheeler Farm, he actually told me he needed to go potty!

(Of course he also peed on a tractor about an hour later, but still progress is progress)

He really, really, hates practicing. I can't say I blame him. I hate making him do it too. But if hating having to mindlessly ( by mindless I really mean having your mom drag you kicking and screaming) run to the bathroom when you don't even need to go NINE TIMES helps him take control of his own bodily functions then

Bring. It. On.

GO Mr. T!


Mary said...

Yay for progress! You guys can do it!

Colle said...

Progress is always wonderful when it comes to potty training. Congratulations to both of you!!

Lawson Family said...

I sure hope it works! You both need a break from this!! p.s. I love your new header picture. So cute!

Anonymous said...

Go Tennyson!

Marge said...

way to go - you can do it!