It is hard having such a gorgeous family :)

It is hard having such a gorgeous family :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Boys v Girls- potty training edition!

Since I have twins I feel like I have a front row seat to see exactly how different boys are from girls.  For example potty training.  When I last wrote I was talking about my twin daughter being potty trained.  At the time by son was still struggling with being fully potty trained. Not because he couldn't do it... but because he wasn't interested in doing it yet.  He had more importantly things to do with him time than standing around the toilet seat with mommy telling him he can do it.  I think he only wanted to do it when HE wanted to do it. Not when I dragged him into the toilet and told him to do it.  Turns out he had been doing it... he just didn't make a fuss about it.

So I was sitting in the kitchen with my girls when I heard the sound of someone going to the bathroom.  The girls were with me and my husband was in the basement so that left one person.  Suuuurely it wasn't him.  I ventured into the bathroom and there he was with his underwear already up and a tell tell sign... pee on the seat.  I was shocked. If I hadn't heard him in the bathroom I would have never known he was secretly already peeing in the potty. With my girls every time they needed to go to the bathroom it was a big event. Of course mommy had to go too. With Cambree she expected me to lift her up on the seat. With Ashy she just wanted me to sit with her. With my son if I hadn't heard it ... I would have never known.  Who knows how long he had been going on his own?! When all was said and done he was probably the easiest one.  When he decided he was finally ready to be potty trained... he was.  No drama! No audience!!

A few weeks in and he stealth about it. He will be doing something and quickly sprints out of the room to go potty.  I just laugh when I hear him slam down the seat when he is done and flush. Hey, he is a step above his dad with putting the seat down!!   He doesn't make a fuss about going, he just goes.  I am 100% a firm believer in not pushing your kid into potty training.  Every since the day I heard my son in the bathroom peeing I have had him sleeping in underwear at night.  He has had zero accidents.  I cannot tell you how nice it is to have all my kids potty trained and to not every have to worry about it again.  Buddy can be a handful but with this ... I'm telling you when he decided it was time... it was time and was definitely the easiest thing we've ever done.

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