Who would have ever imagined that potty training Ian on a random Monday 3 weeks before he turns 3 would be a success story in the making? Not Me! Perhaps I was selling him short, perhaps I just know too many other little boys who weren't/aren't ready at this age. Perhaps the Lord has given us this blessing as a way for us to plainly see that not everything we do is a challenge?
I'll go with the last. I don't think even a week ago, that Ian was ready to ditch diapers. I'm certain it was no accident that I woke up Monday morning thinking, "this is the day!" How can I be certain of that? Because I still have no idea what possessed me to try it.
I'm in no way calling it a complete victory. I am well aware there will be many trials to come, but I'm sitting here on Friday after 5 straight days of Ian wearing underpants! He's had remarkable success. I think in 5 days he's had only 3 accidents total. He's been on two shopping trips, a stroll around the neighborhood, a morning of school, & a trip to the McDonald's Playplace. I should also say that all 3 accidents occurred at home, not out and about. It's amazing to me.
We have a little success/reward chart on the fridge & we have a whole new set of McQueen underpants that Ian picked out. We're well on our way.
And I'm Delighted!
So if you see Ian, go ahead & make a huge deal about it. He's really proud of himself. And we're right there with him!