Monday, March 22, 2010

HELP! Why does Toilet Traning Have to be So Hard?!

I have been trying desperately to toilet train my 4 1/2 year old son (yes...he's 4 1/2 and still refuses to use the toilet....I'm at a loss...), and on top of that, I am trying equally as hard to train our puppy to stop going to the bathroom in the house! UGH!! I've gotta be honest with you, I'm getting a wee bit tired of cleaning up pooh and tinkle ALL DAY LONG!!  I don't recall having toilet training issues with my older two sons (well, Matthew was different because he had his medical issues), but Luke did great with training!  It makes me wonder...did I do something differently with Matthew and Luke to encourage them to go on the toilet?  Nope...don't think so!  Blake is just very stubborn and doesn't want to take the time to stop doing what he's doing just to go into the bathroom!  Trust me, I've tried everything.  I've done the potty chart, sticker chart, sticker book, potty chocolate, money jar, marble jar, taking things away, time-outs, etc.  NOTHING seems to work!  But, I'm staying positive, well, trying to anyway.  Plus, having our puppy, Sophie, is no walk in the park either.  This is my family's first pet and I have absolutely NO idea what I'm doing...LOL!  I did teach her to sit, lay down, stay (well....kind of), so I have accomplished something with Sophie!  Other than that....nothing!  It'll get better....right?!


  1. I hear ya! I just finally got my littlest one potty trained. He would pee, but not poo in the potty/toilet. Nearly every day he would poo in his underwear. It was nasty and got old fast!!! Finally he started because a friend told him he poos snakes. That's what did it! We haven't had a problem since that revelation! Who knew?

  2. LOL! Very funny story! I should try that with my son!! Glad you finally have relief from the potty training woes!