My J pooped in the toilet today! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am!! You might already know of my joy from a text or tweet. Yes, @beyondinspired I never thought I would tweet about poop. I never thought I would be praising God for it either!! I had five comments back to me today via twitter about my J pooping. You know this is such a milestone and I feel so loved others are sharing in my excitement! Potty training has been such a hard road for us. I know it’s not over, but today was a HUGE milestone.
No incentives/rewards have worked for J. The ONE thing we have had going in our favor with this stubborn, adorable boy is he has only wanted to poop with something “ON”. For example, a pull up, underwear, shorts, pj bottoms had to be on his butt for him to want to poop. He can control it and hold it for days, so the boy has been ready. It’s just been a defiance of the wills. What we had to do was literally remove all of those from him! He has been pants-less for about a week 24/7. We didn’t get very far the first two days. J just held his poop for literally almost 72 hours. We than had company for four days. I tried to let J be pants-less as much in there as I could. When our company was sitting on our couch, it just didn’t seem right to have my naked son doing the same. So, that was a slight set back to this tactic, but today there was success!! Running around pants-less was hard on my OCD, and having a son grab his penis and then give me hugs and grab my face was hard, but we have gotten somewhere!
Haha I am still laughing out loud at how sad/cute it was when he was saying “it hurts soooo bad” as he was fighting to hold it in this morning. He literally couldn’t any more and it came! The pride on this boy’s face was priceless!
He was so proud! I’m hoping and praying that any fear he might have had has a notch in it now, and soon that wall completely crumbles! I don’t know why peeing was “gotten” like over a year ago and this is a battle we are still facing, but I’m hoping we are on the up and up!
The incentives and rewards never worked, but don’t you know he remembers them all now!
Right after he pooped, I was in the car headed to Target to get him more Legos as promised. When we got home from Target, he got to play with my Iphone (which that and Matt’s Ipad have been off-limits till he pooped in the toilet). We had a poop party tonight.
He got to play Matt’s Ipad tonight. The surprising thing was how he was MOST excited about getting his pants back for the day:). I love this boy!
He is currently in bed with his pants BACK off, so I’m hoping for another success in the morning! If he keeps this up he gets a beach trip this summer! Ha ha that incentive might be due to my desires as well 🙂.
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