As this is a three day weekend, my husband and I decided to just put Tyler in underwear and see what happens. The score being 10 ACCIDENTS to 5 successful trips to the potty. This is harder than when he was a newborn. After a while we stripped him down to just his underwear, and finally, buck naked down below. Grant and I got so exhausted changing clothes and doing laundry, and being CHEERFUL and PATIENT.
I’m really feeling it today, I am totally exhausted. Sometimes I feel like, Why doesn’t my child just GET IT already?? The feeling to to put Tyler in a sensory deprivation room with just a potty is powerful. He just gets so involved in television or playing.
One end of the night victory was that he did go poop in his potty. At which point he told me, “It looks like a caterpillar”.
Two more days to see if we will be successful. This could be the death of me. Oh, yeah, Happy Valentine’s Day.
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Emily Cullen is a pen-name.
I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system.
I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills.
In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.