Last night Monkey put himself to bed a half hour early. That, coupled with the fact that he woke up around 10:30 requesting a glass of water, drank it and then asked for more, did not bode well for his efforts to stay dry for 7 consecutive nights but HE DID IT! He woke me up at 6:45 (which is also 45 minutes late for him) and we went straight to the potty ((Ok, OK, I rolled around and whined about how early it was for about 5 seconds before we went to the potty…I am never going to be a morning person.)). I am very impressed.
The other, massively important, aspect of potty training is at a dead standstill. He’s gone twice in his pants each day this weekend. The potty training specialist keeps saying we need to get him to sit for 5-10 minutes after each meal. The only time this kid sits still for that long is when he’s eating. We are not eating in the bathroom! We’ve tried the sticker charts, we’ve tried really fun toys, we’ve tried books, we’ve begged, we’ve bribed…nothing will entice him to sit there.
I really just don’t know what to do. He knows when he has to go, it bothers him enough that he tells us as soon as he’s done so we can clean it up, but he still just keeps going in his pants.
*Thanks Holly’s Mom for the snazzy name.