Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Weekend

This weekend was a really nice weekend and not really for any particular reason.  It was just one of those weekends where the behavior issues were pretty minimal, for the *most* part they played nicely together, we got out a bit, and in general were just together.  

I've written on here a bunch of times about the difficulties we have had with potty training which we had started back in late summer.  We tried for awhile, but it got to a point where Colin would just cry and absolutely refuse to sit on the potty.  After a few months, we decided to just stop for awhile because we felt that Colin just wasn't ready.  

I will admit that the potty training weighs heavily on my  mind because while I know that there is no sense holding time tables in my head, they are still always there.  We just started back up again about 2 weeks ago and we decided that we were going to take a slow approach.  We selected 1 time a day that we were going to put him on just to get him comfortable with the idea again.  We kept at that for about 2 weeks but noticed at the end of this past week that although he wasn't telling us he had to go, and although he wasn't always happy about going, there was just something different this time that we weren't seeing last time.  

Yesterday I decided to push a little bit and from waking up until late afternoon, I would put him on the potty about ever hour - 90 minutes and he would go every time and stayed dry in between!  We hit a snag late afternoon and I have to wonder if it's because he was tired and because he knew we were going to see the Hawks basketball (and Daddy) so they were both pretty excited.  The fold up travel potty I have does NOT fit any public toilet so despite trying at the game, he was so nervous at the wobbly seat he wouldn't go and that put an end to the day with it.  

We tried again today and he generally made it the whole day again dry (and that included the couple of hours of going to church and lunch where he refused to go in public again).  I am pleasantly surprised and just going to keep up at this now for as long as it takes.  Unfortunately, he isn't telling us he has to go so the few times he has been wet it's been a bit of a disappointment for me, but I know this will be a long process.  I'm just happy to see we turned a little corner!  

Chris' last basketball game of the season was yesterday so the kids and I went up.   They absolutely love going to see the Hawks (even though they are TERRIFIED of the actual Hawk) and if it were up to Colin and I, we could sit and watch the entire game.  Kailey, on the other hand is very antsy!

They played really well together this weekend so it was really nice for us to watch!  

I love when weekends go by so fast because they are fun!


Diane Hill said...

I came accross your blog shortly after finding out my son Camden has Ds. I have enjoyed watching Collin and Kailey grow and they are both beautiful. Blogs like yours and others have given me so much hope and have gotten me through some rough times, so thank you. I look forward to keeping up with you guys!

Jenny said...

I love Kailey's smile...She just looks like a bundle of energy!! Yaay for progress with potty training!!