Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Tales From the Potty: Part Two

Last week, when I shared the fact that I was trying to potty train Griffin, I thought I'd probably jinxed myself. After a few days of things going well, Griff and I had a couple of really awful days. I even had to call my mother a couple of times so she could help me get a grip, I was so frustrated (thanks, Mum!). I think we spent an entire day where Griffin kicked and screamed and threw gigantic fits if I even suggested using the potty, followed by a day of feeling like we were holed up in the bathroom, All. Day. Long, reading books. I really, really wanted to give up, but thank goodness I didn't, because the very next day, Griffin woke up and acted as though he'd been potty-trained forever. He is now 100% self-sufficient in the bathroom, and I seriously cannot believe it! No accidents in 6 days. Dry when he wakes up in the morning for the past 7 days. Goes to the bathroom when he needs to, by himself, and doesn't even ask for any help. I seriously cannot believe it...no more diapers! EVER! The best part is, he is so proud of himself. I would be lying if I said there wasn't a part of me that struggles with letting him become a big boy, but in the end it is even better seeing him learn new things and become self-confident.

6 comments:

Joy said...

Praise the Lord!!! I need to bite the bullet and just do this but keep waiting for warmer weather. :(

Great job, Griffin! What a big boy you are!!!

Cheryl and Ashton said...

You did a wonderful job with Griffin. I think by not giving up it worked so well. I would have torn my hair out many times...I am so impressed that Griffin wakes up DRY in the morning. I found that overnight training took a heck of a lot longer-way to go Griffin!

Jean said...

Congratulations to Griffin on this major accomplishment. And to his mother, who is the mastermind behind it all. You must be so glad to no longer purchase diapers, Heather.

Lisa said...

YAY Griffin!! and YAY Heather! So happy for both of you but I totally understand the letting go part -- totally...

Melissa said...

WTG Griff!! That's awesome! :D

kirsten said...

AWESOME!!! Major accomplishment!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin