You know those sneaky roller coaster rides where you climb and climb every so slowly to the top and just as you crest, ready for the exhileration of the drop – it’s just a little bump? You have to wait another interminable second before the rush of the real drop? I’m stuck on a series of little bumps…waiting for the rush of the drop…
Every step forward with potty training is met with steps backward.
I’ve tried defending their actions, explaining them away…but I’m down to the last hair on my head, pulling each one out in frustration.
I can’t call them ‘accidents’ I know that they know what they’re doing…but do they? Despite the fact that they know where the potty is, how to go, they are no longer afraid of it…and have even used public toilets…they have yet to initiate a potty run.
I take that back – Angel did it ONCE, on father’s day.
I’m tired of washing sheets every day because they keep wetting the bed. I’m tired of asking them if they have to go and gettig a flat out ‘no’ – only to have them peeing on the ground two minutes later.
Is it a sensory issue? Or just stubborness? Or are they just not ready, despite being 3&4?!?
I don’t want to return to diapers…I don’t want that cost…but I don’t know how much more I can handle.
My apologies for the potty-roller coaster analogy…and for a post about potty-training…I’m just super frustrated right now.