Friday, July 25, 2008

Once Upon A Potty.....

So, we think it is about that time to start trying to potty train Hudson and boy-oh-boy am I SO not ready for this!!! We haven't started trying to train him yet, but have been talking about it a lot lately and have decided that the best thing to do would be to just go for it since he is starting to show some signs that he *might* be ready to start this lovely new experience. He has already become fascinated with the "Once Upon a Potty" book that my mom has at her house and has been having her read it to him constantly this past week. I didn't buy the book myself, as it was one of the many, many books that my sister, Karen, had brought to my mom's house for Hudson to read when he is there. Well, when I first saw it and read it I personally thought it was pretty ridiculous and disgusting in parts, but I totally understand the concept and figure, hey, if it works then I can get past the lovely illustrations of poo-poo and wee-wee, lol! In any case, Hudson knows what the book is referring to and my mom actually asked him yesterday if he wanted to go use the potty and what did he do???? He didn't go to the bathroom, but he did go to a huge stack of books on the hearth of the fireplace and dug all the way to the bottom of the stack to pull out the "Once Upon a Potty" book because he knew that it was about going to the potty!!! He picked up on that pretty quick actually, I know that the real thing won't be such a walk in the park though. In any case, I am a little nervous about the whole thing, okay, truly I am horrified, but I know that he will learn in his own time and that we will just have to be VERY PATIENT. This is one thing that we have heard a lot already. Now we need to purchase a training potty and get started!!! If anyone has any good tips for me, feel free to send them my way as I am sure that we will need all the help that we can get!! :)

For those of you who are not familiar with the "Once Upon a Potty" book, here is a lovely video version that I found on YouTube....I think it is pretty freaking hilarious and like I said, a little....well, let's just say interesting in parts, but whatever.....if it helps get Hudson out of the diapers, onto the potty and into big boy undies then I am a-okay with it! :) Oh, and just so you know, my favorite disgusting part is about the hole that makes poo!!!! lol!!!!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I looked all over the internet for potty training tips when I got to that stage with my first son. I bought this book on recommendations on Amazon, Toilet Training in Less Than a Day, by Nathan Azrin.
While I didn't get any of my kids trained in less than a day, I did find so many helpful suggestions in this book that I recommend it to my friends. I think the first kid took four days, but I've heard that older kids take to this method faster than little ones. With my second and third boys, it took a little longer but that may have been partly because I had a "been there, done that" attitude and didn't reread the whole book. Once I got through it, I wished I started sooner. Good luck!