Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hooray for Porter!

I canceled our diaper subscription on Amazon, and for the first time in about 10 years we have no children in diapers!
(For about one more month...)
 (Jordan is more excited about this than I am :)
(Probably because I know that a potty training 2-year-old requires much more energy than a 2-year-old in diapers...)

On our flight home from London, Porter kept telling me that he needed to go potty on the toilet. I quickly decided that I wasn't going to begin potty training on an international flight in an airplane restroom.

So we returned home, and sure enough he was just ready for potty training. I've always set aside a full day for a potty-training-in-a-day kind of thing with the other kids (and it's always ended up being pretty soon after we have a new baby!) I'd thought about getting this on the calendar, but Porter just decided to be in charge and do things his way.

One thing I remember being hard with potty training was remembering to ask the kids every once in a while if they need to go potty. Not with Porter. We had a few weeks of about 12 potty breaks a day. Our first reward option (a  bag full of lollipops) was gone in about 3 days. And his nursery leaders thought it was pretty funny a few sundays ago when they had to come find me in primary about 4 times!

But we're mostly done with treats except the rare time he thinks of it, and mostly done with accidents (fingers crossed) and hooray for this little Porter! :)