Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Potty Train

The Potty Train has arrived at our house for, I believe, the last time. Munchie has resisted our efforts up to now, but on Saturday he began to get it. He is still not perfect, but he knows when he needs to and lets me know if he doesn't need to go. So tonight I bought him a Potty Train balloon.

I believe God invented potty training to humble parents. I know it did me! When Chewie was little I was horrified when he made it to three and was still in diapers. (3 weeks later he literally taught himself.)

With Crunchy and Munchie it became an offence to my professional pride. You see, I have a certificate on my wall at work that not only identifies me as a "Developmental Specialist", there is a II (2) behind it. I ama so-called expert, but my kids were 3 years, 1 month; 4 years 2 months; and now 3 years 10 months when they mastered the potty.

I remind myself (as well as the parents I work with) that kids develop at different rates. Just like some of us. We all develop (and continue developing) at different rates.


Beth in NC said...

Ha, well I'm not specialist, but I realized that my daughter's 3rd bday was approaching in a couple of months and it was MY fault that she wasn't trained.

Since she was my only child, I didn't mind the diapers. I hated to see that phase pass.

Once I decided to follow through, she was trained in no time.

I'm sure all kids train in their own time.

The potty train idea is too cute.

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Suzanne & Duncan Forbes said...

I am a highly capable mom and had a difficult time with potty training. My kids were 4yrs, 4.5yrs and then finally #3 decided to make it easy on me and potty trained @ 3.5yrs. I just don't have the patience for it - despite all my attempts. Ah... I'm so glad we're done though.

Cher said...

Love the Train balloon! I will have to try that one! Thanks for the comforting words to another frustrated potty training mama!

Tim said...

We are trying to train Will now so I feel your pain. Taylor trained at 13 months, but Will is now 2 and a half and still doenst get it. I take that back. He nowanit. Thats his word for I dont want it. LOL

YOur so right that all kids are different. My nephew was almost 4 when he trained, and I have heard of many who trained before 1. I find it a bit hard to believe, but taylor wasnt far from that.

Keep up the good work and know that those diaper das will be over soon!

Love and Prayers,