What a Nightmare!
This parenting task is neck n' neck with the torture of a teething baby in my book. I took the Little Man to the dentist office. Before we left I took him potty and as I was buckling him in his cars seat I thought, I forgot the backpack with extra clothes. But I was in a hurry and wanted to get out the door. BIG mistake! HUGE! He had an accident right in the waiting room a whole 3 mins after getting there! And it only took 3 mins to drive to the dentist office! How he would have to go again in 6 mins was BEYOND me. I quickly explained to the lady at the check in counter that we had to return home because of an accident, (so we wouldn't get charged $25 dollars for being "late"). I rush him to the car, explaining my disappointment through gritted teeth when he asked why we are leaving. I HATE POTTY TRAINING!
Teaching a child to be "potty trained" is beyond me. He hates being wet. I know he knows. I honestly think he gets so focused he forgets. But I realized that I can be mad either. I forgot the bag and broke the mom rule of always be prepared.
So if your little one doesn't seem to jump right into potty training. Know that I feel for you! I now know where every bathroom is in every store we go into, how long I have before I need to take him potty again, (minus the crazy dentist experience) and that having any carbonated drinks makes it worse.
If they aren't getting it. Hang on! It gets better! (So they say...)
Hello, I'm Lindsey
A wife to hubby pursing higher education, a mother to two energetic kids, obsessed with all things farmhouse vintage and believer that food always taste better when it is shared.