This has been quite a day! I, again, won't bore you with too many graphic details, but a few things I am learning about myself and about parenting.
Today was rough. Caleb seems to not want to go pee on the potty, but as soon as you get him off and into another room, he feels free to pee! LOL! I think we are a little ways off from pooping in the potty. But that's ok. I hear that's normal. Although, with the difficulties, we had a few great victories too!
It was exhausting keeping at it today. I know this is normal and EVERY parent has to go through it, but it's heartbreaking sometimes!
However, I definitely don't want a son who is in jr. high and in diapers, so I guess I have to keep at it. I've wanted to give up, but I won't.
It's interesting though. I FEEL (FEEL mind you) like I'm getting some kick back from other parents for doing potty training this way. I don't think it's WRONG. I don't think it's inhumane. It's what we thought would work best for us and for Caleb. We tend to be all-or-nothing kinda people. And with Caleb's personality I don't think he would have done well with a long drawn out transition sort of approach. So, we did what we thought was best.
Do I question that every now and then when I'm cleaning up pee from the carpet again? Yes. But then when I think about it, I know this was best for us.
I'm not saying this is the only way to do it, or the best way to do it for everyone. Just for us. I do NOT pretend to be a parent who knows it all! I am figuring this out one tiny step at a time. But for us, this is what we thought was best.
It's very hard to take in SO many different opinions and ideas and advice and research and then make the ONE choice for your child. I don't know how people do it who don't have God in their life.
I'm NOT trying to sound all high-and-mighty or holier-than-thou! I just mean that I need to go to God with parenting decisions and roads to take! Going to the Bible and praying and thinking down the road about what kind of man God has made Caleb to be helps me make decisions about discipline and how to parent him now.
Yes, even with potty training! You better believe I've been praying about it! :)
So, I feel like we're making progress. Let's see how day three goes!