"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up."

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day Three

Day 3 - accident free!

I can't even believe it. I don't know how this happens. How did we go from having a day of questioning if potty training was even possible to practically completed? I'm still not sure but woo-hoo!

Also, thank you all for the kind words of encouragement. It was so helpful to hear from experienced mom's routing me on. Thank you, thank you.

Ian and I have questioned what changed over night with our little two year old. How did he go from deciding he wanted nothing to do with the potty to embracing the dry pants? My theory is that he realized on the morning of day 3 that Mom was not going to give up so it wasn't worth the effort. Anyways, I'm grateful it connected for him.

We even pushed the limits and decided to go out for dinner. After three days straight of being at home potty training, I had a severe case of CABIN FEVER. So when Ian got home from work we all went out to dinner. I was anxious to see how Austin would do so distracted. We put him in plastic pants and brought the potty in the back of our SUV, just in case. Before dinner arrived, he had already downed a glass of lemonade so I took him to the back of the car to try and go. To my surprise, his pants were still dry and on command, he went!

It was actually quite the site to see. Imagine this, a two year old, with his pants down sitting on a potty in the back of an SUV. To make it even more comical, he put on his sunglasses and started waving at every car that drove past us. One lady even waved back.

By the book's standard, you can consider your child potty trained once they initiate the potty sequence. This is the last step that we haven't seen yet. Maybe soon...but for now, I am grateful for a little less cleaning today.


  1. This is amazing! Way to go, Angie (and Austin!)!! So, if I "let" you keep Eliza for three days, any chance she would come back potty-trained ;)

  2. Sarah, LOL, you could totally do it! It really helps to have the instruction from the book giving cues for what to do. It really works!