A few months ago I shared with all of you my struggles in potty training. Potty training my FOUR YEAR old that is.
Mama’s let me remind you… I have 3 kids and I HAVE done this potty training thing a time or 2 before. But this little one, she was designed to push me to my limits. She is a game changer in our home in every sense of the word. This girl marches to the beat of her own drum. Sometimes her marching is amazing and other times, I think I may actually pull all of my hair out! This is basically how potty training went for us, it may have nearly been the death of me.
But, today I want to share with you the best potty training tip EVER and how I finally got my preschooler to master the potty.
So here it is Moms, the moment of truth you have all been waiting for….STOP!
Stop the madness. Stop the fighting and stop the arguing, stop the punishments and the rewards, and most of all stop the expectations of how potty training is “supposed” to go.
MOM, it is ok.
It’s ok to relinquish control. I know, this is so much easier said than done but let me tell you it is so so worth it. Moms it is so hard for us to do but in this situation, let them be the boss. Let them tell you when they are ready. It will happen, I promise it will.
It will happen and one glorious day your little one will come marching into your living room half naked announcing that all pull ups and diapers must be given because, “I am not a baby and I poopoo and teetee on the potty.” They will also look at you as if you have lost your mind if you even suggest that they EVER wear one of those contraptions again. I mean, who do you think this child is?
And let me tell you, this moment is sweet. It’s like the sweetest of all moments and you can literally hear angels singing and you know why it’s so dang sweet? Because they accomplished it on their time when they were ready and man will your little one be proud.
To you Mama’s out there in the midst of the potty training struggles I hear ya but hear me say, the time is coming! Trust me, there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Today may not be the day but I promise, the time is coming!
Don’t stick this experience into a box and accept it as”just” potty training, allow this to grow you.
This potty training experience has taught me a lot about myself and my sweet girl. I have learned that I cannot put her in a box. She is not her big sisters and my expectations cannot be for her to do everything just like they have.
This Ellie girl of mine was created for greatness and today we celebrate one of her biggest milestones yet, she has officially MASTERED the potty!
*cue the tears*
This struggle was real and hard and frustrating for all of us but she did it!
SHE DID IT!
Ellie Bellie, you are one special little girl!