Day two felt like an exercises in one step forward, TWO steps back. I think the novelty of day one started to wear off on day two. It isn't helping that I am not feeling well - stupid allergies gone haywire.
|stickers from the $1 section at Target make for a great reward and way to track success!|
So, day one ended with a bunch of success and pizza for dinner. All total there were about 6 puddle accidents between the two boys over the course of the day - not bad at all for day one!
Day two started off strong - in the first two hours of the morning the boys were consistently telling me they needed to go, or going when I asked. We had a fun breakfast, my mom picked up baby girl for some one on one time, and I thought we were moving into another strong day. I really wasn't feeling well though - so once hubs got a shower in, I left him in control and went to lie down. Poor guy.... in the next hour and a half before nap time, B pooped in his underwear TWICE, and A had accidents both outside and inside - on the carpet of course ;op
Now accidents are bound to happen, and they are the learning experiences that help kids grow and solidify their new skill, but sheesh - I never meant to abandon my poor hubs for a string of them in a row!
After nap time, we took the kids to the pool - we figured everyone needed a break and some genuine fun! They each asked to go to the potty once while we were there, I am sure they left a good amount of pee in the pool, but the fact that they each asked to go counts as a check in the positive column in my book.
So far today there has only been on accident... but hey it is only 9am ;op
|Morning of day 2 Sticker Charts (*baby girl stole some off of B's chart)|
|Morning of Day three sticker charts|
My biggest struggles are when I ask if they need to go and then they have an accident less than 2 minutes latter, and the fact that I feel like I am nagging non-stop. I am trying to ask about every 15 minutes... I am also making them pee before getting a drink and within 15 minutes of drinking said drink.
This afternoon we will take them - in underwear - to an outdoor cook out. I will be bringing 2 spare outfits for each of them, fingers crossed that it can be an enjoyable experience.
Keep praying for patience, endurance, and healing for me!!!!