Wednesday, January 13, 2010

They always win

I take it all back. Potty training sucks ass. My children absolutely refuse to poop on the potty. Neither of them have pooped in the last 48 hours. What the hell? How am I supposed to convince them to shit? I've tried bribing them, but doesn't seem to be very effective. And Izzy is having lots of trouble reading his body's signals. Every 5 minutes he claims that he has to pee or poo. We run to the bathroom and NOTHING HAPPENS. Gah. So, I am fed up with potty training. You would think the little brats would be happy that they no longer have to sit in their own urine and feces. Damn kids.

In their defense, John had to work late last night, and I may have been a little frazzled from all of the accidents BOTH kids kept having. By the time 8 pm rolled around, I was near tears. I was sick of the constant talk of underwear and big kids and poo poo and pee pee. If I had diapers in the house, both kids would have been wearing them. Well, technically we did have diapers in the house - overnight diapers. But those things cost a million dollars per pack, and there was no way in hell I was going to waste them frivolously.

So enlighten me dear internet friends. How do I get my kids to shit on the toilet. Sorry for all the potty language. Ha ha...I am so damn funny:)

9 comments:

Paula said...

Have they pooped in the toilet once yet? I just potty trained my son over the weekend and he didn't poop in the toilet until Monday and that was after I convinced him to poop in the potty chair (which I hate and is disgusting!). I know my son was scared and didn't know what to expect. When I could tell he needed to go, we ran to the potty chair and I read a book to him until he went. Now, he'll go in the regular toilet. I think it's the fear of the unknown that gets them. We're doing well, but my son still doesn't know when he needs to go! For poops, I just have to watch him and when I see that he's pushing, I yell, "Don't push!" all the way to the bathroom! For peeing, I just take him every few hours. I've also been bribing him with Hershey kisses (no, I NEVER would have done that with my daughter!) b/c he won't just go "try".

Good luck! Don't go back to diapers! You're almost there and then life is so much better!

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

I sooo feel your pain! Kyler potty trained in less than a week. But poopy training was a whole other story! It took him about 6 months to figure it out. Ella pretty much has the pottying thing figured out, but the pooping is a little more difficult for her. She gets it about 50% of the time. Just keep after it. But trust me, I know that frustration. I am so sick of cleaning up piss I could scream!!

I did check out a couple of books at the library and I bought potty trainng for dummies. It seemed to help, if nothing else it calmed my nerves! It's just so hard to imagine NOT knowing how to pee or poop in the potty! I just think after a day or two they should get it! Of course they don't and I have to remember they are just little ones! Good luck! Always here if you need to vent!

Mama Kalila said...

*hugs*

I wish I had advice... I got to that point last week or so. Then a couple days ago we just randomly had another breakthrough. I have no idea if it'll continue...

Jeninacide said...

I have no advice but I am reading everyone's advice because I will be going through this soon enough... although at this point most people are telling me that boys are easier to train at 3 than at 2? Has anyone else heard this/experienced this??

Clare said...

We had an easy time with potty training, but we did have some issues with pooping on the potty. Bradley held it for a few days before he finally went. Once he got over his fear it was fine. They are funny little people!

Antropóloga said...

My only advice, and it only works partially for us, is nudity. But it's cold, so.

Mary said...

I was really hoping someone would leave some enlightening advice for you that I could take! Claire has some issues with the pooping on the potty too. She knows when she has to do it; she just won't. She will hold it for days and days until she can't hold it any more. Then it is painful and uncomfortable.

amanda said...

i have no clue. none.

i am learning through you.

take notes :)

Rachel said...

At least they are trying..imagine what it is like to put 7 diapers on max and hope he does not pee through it during the night and day..