Griffin started preschool last week and goes 2 days a week. This means I have 2 mornings all by myself with just cute, little Mia! I am hoping to start a fun class (Kindermusik or Gymboree) with her on those mornings.
I've been telling Griffin all summer that he wouldn't be able to go to preschool if he didn't go poopies in the toilet (too much info?). We started potty training him at the end of June when he was almost 3. He is a tall boy so I decided to just let him stand up and forego the potty chair. Big mistake. How did I not know this after potty training 2 other boys? Apparently boys aren't supposed to do their thing standing up til the potty training is complete. Or you might end up with a boy that refuses to sit on the toilet. Ever. That's our problem. He's great with the potty portion and staying dry (a few accidents here and there) but nothing is worse than cleaning up poopy underwear, legs, feet, and bum. How did my mom (or all the good "green moms" out there) do cloth diapers? Whenever I talk to him about it he pretends like he is listening and cares. And after my long discussion about how we don't go poopies in our underwear but in the toilet, he always responds, "Oh. Okay." But nothing ever changes. I even tried bribing. I bought Star Wars action figure toys that he could open after using the toilet. No luck. He was excited for a day and didn't care anymore. I called his preschool to let them know Griffin would not be coming quite yet since he still wasn't fully potty-trained. The school didn't care and said he could still come (what a change from when I tried to find a preschool for Morgan and everyone used the potty training excuse to not have her in their classroom. Grrrrrr . . .). So here he is on his first day of school (in underwear because he refuses to wear a pull up while awake).
We went to Carl's Jr. for lunch to celebrate his first day of school with a few friends. Unfortunately we had to leave a little early because of a stinky boy. Guess I'd rather have it happen at lunch with me than at school with his teachers.Any ideas of what might help? This is all new for me. I've stopped talking about it with him because he started stuttering right around the same time. I figured he'd heard enough of my discussions for awhile.