Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"I'm a Big Kid Now!"


It is official, Nash is potty trained. Why is this blog worthy? Because I am convinced that aside from the problems that may come with puberty and adolescence, potting training is the worst part of parenthood. So, I feel that with the small exception of giving birth later this year, potty training Nash will be my biggest accomplishment of 2010. Our entire family worked so hard at accomplishing this goal. We read books, watched movies, tried bribery, punishment, and a long list of other methods to get this kid to use the toilet, all to no avail. Atley even drew him explicit pictures to illustrate how and where urine leaves the body. However, Nash absolutely refused. Then suddenly a week ago last Sunday I caught him carrying all of his diapers into the baby's new room and he told me he was through with them. I thought, "Yeah, right!" But, he hasn't had an accident since. He stays dry all night while still taking his sippy cup of milk to bed. I guess it just had to be his idea. Surprise! Surprise!

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Awesome! Makes life much easier when only 1 child is diapers at a time ~ trust me. Way to go Nash, time for a potty party :)

The Driggs said...

That is so awesome. And it's even better that HE made the decision to do it! I love all the stories about trying to teach him how (especially Atley drawing the body's "plumbing" pictures). The other morning Brock woke up and had wet the bed. In an angry voice he said, "Mom, someone went pee ALL OVER my bed, and they went pee ALL OVER me!"

Kristin said...

Yippee for Nash! Good job!

April said...

Such a handsome dude! I totally understand the frustration and I'm happy for you (and Nash). I'm wishing that S was out of diapers...not looking forward to two in diapers.

The King Family said...

Way to go Nash! I guess it's true when they say they will when they're ready. I don't know who I'm happier for him or you!