JJ: (to Mitchell, his cousin) "Are you poopy?"
JJ: (smiling), "I am."
For some time now JJ has been physically capable of being potty trained. He knows the "feeling" and has even done both "businesses" on the toilet. Yet, we still buy diapers every couple weeks. At this point, it is a power struggle. I have had many failed attempts using the potty watch, treats, and sticker charting. So far, nothing has worked. I am pretty sure he just doesn't want to take time out of playing to tell me when nature is calling.
I try not to panic... telling myself it is not a complete lack of mothering skills that my little boy is still in diapers. However, with his 3rd birthday looming this summer and preschool starting in the fall.. I feel the proverbial "crunch time" is upon us.
So today, being Monday, JJ find himself in underpants yet again. My wise mother in law suggested telling him that we cannot go swimming until he can use the potty (which I think is brilliant, since he loves swimming), and also explaining to him that in order to go to school (which he is on pins and needles about as well) he will need to be trained. Hopefully this works, he has already told me once this morning that he had to go.. and then actually went.. so that is progress.