I quit

So today I quit potty training. 🙂 I wonder how many times I have written that on this blog. I know it goes against so many people’s philosophy of potty training, but I don’t really care. I figure I’m on my 3rd kid doing this and I can decide what’s best for my fam. I do know people who have had great success at saying, no more diapers, and they stick to it and it works. In the experiences that I have had, however, it becomes a HUGE battle. Maybe my kids are more stubborn than others, maybe I’m just a lazy mom, could be. Either way, I’m not ready to deal with that right now.

Yesterday Ella did not go in the potty one time. She put up a fuss about it every time I’d make her go in there, and the girl has bladder control for sure because no matter how long we’d sit there (water running or not) nothing would happen. Not even for chocolate chips. I figure if the girl isn’t willing to pee for chocolate, then we’re just not going to get anywhere right now. 😉 Do I want her to be potty trained before I have 2 other little diapered bottoms in the house? Yes! Am I willing to fight a daily hourly fight to get her to the potty when she is so resistant? No!

We’re calling it off. Maybe in a few weeks she’ll be more ready. She asked about wearing panties this morning and I told her no. I said, “When you are ready to go pee-pee in the potty, you can wear panties.” And that was the end of it. She didn’t even complain!

And this weekend I am also buying some pull-ups for our bed-wetter. I’m pretty much done with that one too. Making him go more during the day, making SURE he drinks plenty of water during the day, AND getting him up at 10pm to go potty have not made the slightest dent. So I’m done asking him if he stayed dry, done changing sheets constantly, and done with the pee smell that lingers over everything in his room. He’ll go back to pull-ups, and we’ll try to cross this bridge another day. 😉 Maybe he’ll still be wearing them when he goes to college, but at that point it’s HIS issue, not mine. 😉

Ha ha!! I guess I’m a little fed up with it all today. Things are overwhelming enough for me right now, and apparently trying to rush changes that might make it easier in the future, are just making it too difficult right now. So what, if our big-boy is still in pullups. Who cares if our 2 yr old isn’t potty training. What difference does it really make? In the long run, not much.

At least that’s what I think.

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