I'm all for getting Chandler potty trained. Although I keep having to resign myself to the fact that he isn't quite ready. He'll be 3 in a couple weeks and is not even close. We've gotten him potty books, let him run around naked, sit in the potty for long periods of time and he just doesn't get it. I'm not pushing him, but he has shown interest and likes to go sit on the toilet. Last night while we were in Target we decided to get some big boy underwear to see if it would inspire this little guy. He is really into Diego right now so that's what he picked out. Last night when I got the underwear out of the package I noticed on the package that it said, "Do not iron." I started laughing at the thought of someone ironing toddler boy's underwear. Marshall's sarcastic comment, "Well I'm sure we could iron them so we could put them in a frame on his wall. I'm sure that would inspire him." We both laughed hard at that one.
Today I changed his diaper and we decided to give the underwear a go. He seemed pretty excited and ran for the potty. He sat down on his little chair and I proceeded to explain to him that he needed to pull his underwear down. He thought he had to completely take them off. Whatever. A few minutes later he stood up and said, "I did it!" Of course he didn't do anything. I tried to put the underwear on him and he started screaming. We finally got them on and he went and sat on his potty chair again. I think he thinks if he is wearing underwear he has to sit on the toilet. Yeah, he's just a LITTLE confused. We finally got to the point where he realized he could go play with his underwear on. Just then Marshall and I got into a conversation about what happens if he poops in these "cute" little underwear. After discussing who would clean up the first accident, we put a diaper back on him.
If that wasn't enough, I left the room for a few minutes and when I came back Chandler was holding this little bear who was wearing his underwear. I asked Marshall where he got the bear. He said it was my build a bear that used to be dressed like a missionary. He gave it to me before his mission. Now my poor missionary bear is wearing Chandler's underwear. Of course Marshall would think to do that. Giving him some different inspiration, lol.
Please tell me that there are LOTS of you reading that didn't have your child potty trained until age 4 :) I think we're headed that way. I'm tired of diapers.......sigh. At least I'm getting a little comical relief from all of it though.