Friday, May 8, 2009

Since you're on the edge of your seat waiting...

Yes, he is in diapers.

I cannot take it any longer. We went through 4 pairs of underwear in a matter of hours WITH ME REMINDING HIM EVERY 30 MINUTES.

So, I quit. Done.

He will be wearing diapers until Pampers no longer makes them that big.

Then he will be wearing granny diapers.


Aside: They have been fighting for 2 days straight over a Fisher Price pocket knife. I am not kidding here. Between the accidents and the fighting, somebody's gonna be locked in a closet.

Don't worry, I'll take my laptop with me.


Jill said...

My oldest's preschool had a trick where they put underwear on the kids with a Pull Up over the top of them, so they could feel the icky stickyness of wet underpants, but it wouldn't get all over everything. I'm sure you've probably tried everything, but I always thought that was a great trick for when you're ready to try again :-)

I don't blame you for taking a break. Who wants to clean up pee pants on Mother's Day weekend?

Ashley said...

Hi! I just started reading your blog.

Just wanted to tell you I potty trained both my sons during the summer by letting them go sans pants all day unless we were going somewhere. Not sure if that is feasible for you but its what we did. They only had an accident on the floor a few times. They would normally head to the back porch or the potty. It took a week or so but by then I could put underwear on them.

Good Luck!

Melissa said...

You always have me laughing! Take the knife and tell him he can have it if he goes potty. I hate the bribe thing but I would hate to see you in the closet on mother's day.
Happy Mother's Day!

dancing_lemur said...

Or once he's dry all day 2 days in a row, you'll buy him his VERY OWN f-p pocket knife that'll be WAY BETTER than that one his brother wants so bad.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Bummer. :-( It will get there. How many High Schooler's do you ever see in diapers you know?

Amo said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement... I think I might force nudity on him.

After all, the house is hardwood and tile...what could go wrong?!

(Famous last words, I know...)

Anonymous said...

Life is too short to wash that many pairs of underwear in one day. Nor are there enough margaritas. It will happen eventually.

As for what's the worst that could happen? It's an eternal law of parenting: if you have 1898 square feet of tile and hardwood, pee/poop/blood/vomit will land on the 2 square feet of textile.

Happy Mother's Day!

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I basically wrote this same post just a few months ago. I swore Carson would be graduating college before he didn't pee in his pants anymore.

Just as I was about to give up, he got it.

Not that you should or shouldn't give up, mind you. You dah momma and know what's best! ;)

litanyofbritt said...

we had a prize box full of cheapo toys and stickers. one prize for pee, two for poop. TOTALLY worth the $20 it cost to fill the little shoebox. at first she only peed first thing in the am and after naps, but she caught on quick! by the time it was empty she was trained.

Mac and Cheese said...

I'm in the sh*t with you. My almost 4 year old is mostly trained, but not well enough for me to feel happy about it. No advice. Sigh.