Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 1 of Potty Training

This could be an adventure. We are armed with lots of salty snacks, applejuice, water bottle, and LOTS of Lightning McQueen and Mater underwear. Just last week Ridge and I had this conversation:

Me: I think you are going to start going on the potty real soon Ridge
Ridge: Um, Mommy? I really think we should wait.
Me: Oh really? Why?
Ridge: Well, see, I'm little. So, I think I might fall in or something.
Me: I'll make sure you don't fall in Ridge
Ridge: uh. I think we should wait or something

So this whole week we talked about how Friday was the day! Our first attempt:
Me: Okay Ridge, it's time!
Ridge: No. Mommy, I WILL fall in!
Me: I'll help you Ridge
Ridge: I want daddy!!!!!
Charly: Daddy's just going to say the same thing! then daddy arrives behind Ridge
Me: Ridge, this is how it's going to go. We'll try every time the timer goes off. When you go you get an m&m. Isn't that exciting? You wont' fall in I promise.
Ridge: I scared
Me: okay, I know. Guess what else we can do? I can put marshmellows in the potty & you can shoot them. won't that be fun?
Ridge: Yes. . . thinks a moment. . .OH MOM! that would be silly cause they would get pee pee on them. Then I won't eat them.
Me: I don't think I'd let you eat them once they touched the potty. We could eat new ones.
Ridge: Ok.

He has now sat on the potty, fears set aside (at least after a big show at first), and tried three times. There have been no accidents so far, yet no sign of anything in the potty either. It's been 2 hours. Pray for me today!


Caroline Cobb said...

laughing out loud today in my office. love you.

Missy said...

Way to go ridge! Or should I say way to go mommy!! Good luck this weekend! He is soooo precious!