Wednesday, October 19, 2005

ah kids

yesterday was a bit of a breakthrough for kai. he initiated going to the toilet in order to do a #1. before we moved here we were using stickers as incentives to get him to go to go #1 in his little kids toilet. as i was getting something out of the bathroom cupboard yesterday morning kai spotted the box of stickers. he immediately wanted to get onto his toilet and go pee "i want a sticker" were his words and i then helped him take off his diaper and down he sat. nothing happened. it didn't bother him that he didn't get a sticker but last night when becky helped him sit on the big toilet he went and boy was it an event. each time since then he has initiated wanting to go the bathroom, i don't know if he can tell that he has an urge or if it's just the stickers. but it's working. last night he got to wear some elmo underwear before going to bed and it was a big deal. they ended up wet but that's the way it goes sometimes. he gets a real kick out of me jumping up and down whenever he uses his little seat over top of the big toilet.

convincing him that he can do a #2 in the toilet may be a bigger adventure but we aren't in a hurry. we are trying not to make any of this forced or put too much pressure on the little guy. he seems to be happy to tell us when he wants to go and we accept it when we ask and he says "no".

now if we can only convince him to stay in his bed at night.

3 comments:

MOM said...

HOORAY FOR KAI. HE'S ON HIS WAY AND YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY TO NO MORE DIAPERS. ONE QUESTION. WILL I HAVE TO JUMP UP AND DOWN WHEN I COME FOR MY VISIT??? XO

Anonymous said...

All things come to he who waits. He is at least starting and you won't remember how long it has taken when he finally is completely tained. You may wish for diapers when you are in the middle of the mall or some place like that and he says "I have to go pee!!!" Just remember then how much you wanted to get him trained. Grandma H

Tyler said...

Ah yes, time to give Arnold and Willis a bath...