Soooo, you remember my goal about potty training that I made at the beginning of the summer? Do you remember that said goal was to have Pookah potty trained by the end of the summer??? Well, yeah. Pookah decided that he didn’t like our lofty goals. And after struggling these last few months…I now agree.
Potty training is for the birds.
And I’m sick of it.
I’m sick of washing underwear and pants daily after school( they had this lofty idea that he should be in underwear ONLY now. They seem to think that that would speed up the process.)
I’m sick of taking Pookah to the bathroom every hour, or every 30 minutes. ( I tried every 15 minutes like they do at his school for about an hour one day and decided his school was crazy.)
I’m sick of struggling, reasoning, and watching Pookah just….fail at something he obviously is not ready for.
Because that’s the conclusion I’ve come to. My child, who is 2 1/2, is just not ready to go to the potty on his own. This has become, a potty training FAIL.
Now, he will go if you lead him to the potty. But the idea of going by himself….is just not sticking.
Soooo, the big question becomes, what do I do about it?
His school ( and the director) is heavily invested in potty training. They want all the kids in Pookah’s class potty trained NOW. They say, “Well, the two year olds are supposed to be potty trained to go to the two year old room…” Are you saying that if he isn’t potty trained, you will send him back to the 1 year old room even though he is almost 3????
OH HELL NO!
I’m about to pull up every piece of literature I can on exactly WHEN boys are” supposed” to be potty trained. Hmp.
Because I’ve decided that MY child will potty train when he’s ready. Like my mother pointed out, he won’t be in first grade still in pull ups.