I have no pictures to post, just needed to vent!!!! I decided last week it was time for me to crack down on a few things for Megan. She was using her binky WAY to much. Laci had hers until she was a little over 3, but only at night. Megan was using hers a lot of the day, even when it wasn't bedtime. So, last week we went to bedtime only and it's been fine. She has asked for it a few times but then she will be quick to say, not bedtime or no binky til bedtime. Binky crackdown...check.
Her manners...Manners have always been very important to me. I still commend teens who say yes ma'm and no ma'm, even though it makes me feel old. I think it is very important and I want my kids to know that. So, Megan does pretty well, but I made it a point to remind her every time she forgets. Hopefully, it will stick. She even told our waitress gracias the other day. I don't care what language as long as she knows!!!! Manners crackdown.....check!
On to potty training...I must say I am so at a loss here!! Laci was potty trained before 2!! She loved and it and couldn't wait to potty. She went in every potty in Birmingham. Megan is 2 and 1/2 and not even close. She could care less. In beginning my crackdown I put several pairs of panties outside and on the days we have no where to go she wears panties throughout the day. One day, she even peed a little and then took the panties off and finished. I thought we were getting somewhere. So, yesterday we were back in panties. We were playing outside and she starting taking them off. I had a feeling this meant she needed to go so I told her to pee in the grass. She began crying and asking for her diaper on. I told her if she would pee in the grass, I would get her diaper. She went inside got me a diaper and told me to put it on her. By this point she was jumping around, crying, and holding herself. I knew she needed to go! She kept crying for me to put her diaper on. I even let her sit on the potty for a bit. nothing!!!!! Finally, she began crying pretty bad and I thought she is going to give herself a UTI, so I put a pull-up on her and within 2 minutes she had "gone." I put panties back on her until the cycle started again. However, the second time she decided to go inside and pee on the brick floor in the laundry room. I honestly do not thinks she gets it!!! She doesn't understand the urge! (although so many..."more experienced" mom's tell me otherwise) We tried the infamous M&M method and she told me, "throw them in the trash and get me my diaper." I know it will all click one day and I am not too worried about it!!! Just ready to put the diapers away for a bit! :) Potty Training Crackdown...not so check!!
(but, don't worry I am continuing to try, I understand consistency)
I just had to share!!! I know there are several mom's with kids around Meg's age trying to potty train and sometimes it's nice to know you are not alone!!!!
Five years....I did it!!!
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