I always thought I'd be the Mom who had the whole potty learning thing under control. But clearly, I didn't realize how in-over-my-head I would be with my stubborn Three Year Old. So.... here we are. Bennett is 3 1/2 and still. not. potty. trained. But trust me, it's not because of lack of trying.
I'm not over-exaggerating when I tell you that my child is the most stubborn kid you'll ever meet. We have tried the 3-day method. We've tried just taking him to the potty sporadically, we have attempted to work "potty time" into his daily routines... you know... the whole slow & steady wins the race thing. We've tried potty videos, songs and books. We've tried bribery and coercion. And the promise of over-the-top rewards and praise?... not phased in the slightest. Oh and he couldn't care less about stickers. Did I cover all of my bases here?
After our first failed attempt at potty training, I told myself I would just relax and let him decide when he's ready. But 6 months later -- I'm getting impatient. I don't know. I mean, the good news is that he's not afraid of the potty, and he will go pee and poo if we take him. But he won't alert us beforehand, at all. So what good is it?
So I guess I'm at a total loss.
People keep telling me that "well he won't be in diapers forever" and "boys take longer". Deep down, I know those are true statements, but I'll tell you what, that isn't very comforting when it's been 16 months with TWO kids in diapers. At this point, I'm so ready to be done with this stage.
I'm not really looking for advise because I think I've already received every bit of advise that people could possibly give. I think I'm just looking for people to commiserate with. Anyone else have a late potty trainer??