January 13, 2011

Well, we're back. . . .

. . .  in the car again. 

(sorry. Just saying 'we're back"   I hear that line in my head. Ten points if you know which movie it's from!)

We are not back in the car, just to clarify.  We are back. . .  dun, dun, dun. . . in diapers.

Yep.  My son went through a miserable stomach flu through most of December which involved some pretty nasty diarrhea.  The uncontrollable kind that requires a diaper.  And, my son has decided he just likes diapers better.

He will be 4 in April, if you're wondering.

I don't know if I can do this again. I put him in underwear the other day, thinking we would start the process over.  After the 6th accident, I just couldn't take it any more.  We were down to one or less accidents a day.  Poop in the potty consistently.  And it's gone. It's all gone.

And, honestly,  I would rather change diapers for the rest of my life than deal with the amount of accidents that I am thinking is going to have to happen.

 Help me, blog friends.  You are my only hope.


MommyJ said...

You know, I think potty training has been my least favorite part of parenting, hands down. My Henry will be four in April too... and he still has accidents. I've cleaned poop out of underwear more times with this child than I ever did with the others. COMBINED. It's a good thing he's practically perfect in every other way, cause otherwise, I might give him away. (Okay, not really but I think I might have threatened it a few times while getting the poop out from under my fingernails.)

So, I know I'm not really helping any. Just know that you're not alone. I've so been there. In many ways, I'm still there. It'll come back to him. I'd give him a week, be consistent, and be very calm. (All advice I need to follow myself.)

Kristen said...

I'm not good on the advice thing because I gave up potty training my girl because she would hold it for 10+hours because she was terrified to go. And then scream when it finally came out. And I didn't last long.

But maybe since he is older, he'll understand bribery. "If you wear your panties and have no accidents for 3 days, I will buy you a Buzz Lightyear" or something to that effect. Good luck!!

Rochelle Brunson said...

I don't even know what to say besides be patient and consistent. I haven't had a child revert back, so I don't know how to deal with it. It did take Dexter like 6 months to finally "get it", so I know how rough it can be dealing with millions of accidents. If you stick with it, he'll get it.....eventually.

That Girl said...

Jurassic Park. Yes?

And have you read Regarding Annie recently?

wendy said...

"we're baaaack"..isn't that Poltergiest????
potty training is soooo HARD
don't worry about it. Just let his spouse take care of it when he gets married (tee,hee)

Kimberly said...

This is my first time visiting your blog (via Annette's - your comment cracked me up, and I'm an English major too), and oh how I sympathize. My four year old reverted when we had our third child, and didn't full train again till six months later. There wasn't a single carrot we dangled that got her attention. She had no desire to be a big girl and she liked her diapers just fine, thank you very much.

About six months later she just decided on her own, out of the blue, and she hasn't had an accident since. Hope the same happens for you. But, you know, way sooner than that.

Good luck! I'm totally with you on preferring diapers to cleaning accidents. It's not worth the stress. It simply isn't.

SpencernAmy said...

Jurassic Park! I love that scene.

So, no advice here . . . but here's a 'I'm so glad I don't have THAT problem' for you: My friend's son was potty trained for a week or so and then he witnessed a "big boy" going standing up and insisted he needed to stand -- every time he goes. . . . Yes, even with #2. It wouldn't be so bad if he took his pants all the way off. Then it would just be the floor that needed cleaning.

One more reason I'm happy to have girls. Have a grand day!

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