Sunday, January 6, 2008

Adventures in Pottytraining!

Yes, I know you are all DYING to know how Landon's potty training is going - but it's what's going on in my world right now. hehehe Well, here's an update. It kinda went out the door over the holidays. I should have thought about that but I think I was too excited about the fact that the light bulbs were going off in his head about going to the potty! So, we put things on hold while we traveled.

BUT, as soon as we got back into the swing of things at home, we went ahead full blast again!! Potty training is a funny thing. We all ask around to all the other mothers and compare the ages of our children when they were potty trained. BUT, every child is SO different!! And then BOYS vs. GIRLS...again very different.

Robert was getting a little frustrated with Landon in the last couple of months saying that the boy really needs to start going IN the potty. I kept saying, it'll come, be patient, he's just not there yet. I was also encouraged by one friend that said, "One day, he'll just get it...and he'll be just fine!"

Well, I think Landon's been easier that Olivia. I waited until I got 'that sign' that he was ready. It wasn't just one thing. I think I just knew.

And he's been doing GREAT. Very few accidents - it's to be expected - but most of them are right in front of the potty. He's also started going to the bathroom by himself. He jumped OUT of the bath tub soaking wet tonight to go.....achmmm....#2 on the potty! And the thing is, I wasn't even IN the bathroom at that exact time - I had gone to pick up Lillian and was only gone 1/2 a second! Just just jumped out on his own!

He still wears a diaper at night, but hey, I'll take whatever I can get! Oh, and he stayed dry at church today too! That's a huge deal!

I'm so proud of him! He's doing so well!

Oh, and even though he's going to the potty, he still manages to get "it" (and by "it" I mean 1 and 2) EVERYWHERE!!! This baffles me....but I'm hoping it's "just a boy thing".

I just realized I dedicated a whole post to going to the bathroom. For those of you who don't have kids, I apologize. One day you'll understand! :-)


  1. yay!!! i'm so glad it's going so well! sooo big! where does the time go? YES- i have been reading your blog! AND created one myself. :) i'm so proud of Landon!

  2. Lindsay.. I promise that Brandon still to this day gets #1 and #2 EVERYWHERE!! I guess that does kinda put to rest the fact that these boys are cousins.. Although a couple of years apart.. They do have this in commom.. I will walk in the bathroom after Brandon gets his business taken care of and its is everywhere.. It does not matter what number he does, it's all over the place.. I hope that you guys are doing well.. Give my love to everyone!! Amy

  3. JB had a few accidents on our last day of visiting family. All of his accidents (although few) tend to be in the bathroom too. I guess they wait too long before they actually get up and go to the potty. :)

    I bet Landon will become less messy in no time. JB was a bit messy on the little potty but once we started him on the big potty he has been fine. We've also finally gotten the point across to him that when you go #2 you need to stay SEATED until WE come to you! He became so excited that he went and that he could get a sucker that he began celebrations before we cleaned him. That was a huge milestone for us to accomplish. Nothing worse than cleaning #2 off of carpet. :)

    Fun times!


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