My toddler is driving me crazy! After last weeks remarkable potty training efforts, the bottom has fallen out. He’s still going at school, a little. However, He is anti-potty at home. It’s like pulling teeth. Nothing is working. Not M&Ms, Thomas stickers, cool new big boy undies, or the need to be considered “a big boy”. On top of that, he pretty much refuses to do anything I ask him too. Yep, he appears to totally anti-Mommy:(
Over the last several days, his end of conversations with me have gone like this:
“I don’t want to brush my teeth.”
“I don’t want to do my eyes.” *Referring to the drops for his pink eye*
“I don’t want to go potty.”
“I don’t want go upstairs.”
“I don’t want to go downstairs.”
“No” “No” No”
Get the picture?
I’m not doing well with this 2 year old refusing to do what I tell him to do. I’m also not doing well with him screaming for Daddy when he doesn’t get his way with me or doesn’t want to do what I tell him. Last night and this morning were rough. There was screaming from me and him. *I’m a screamer/yeller, whatever. I try not to but I do.* Both ended with me having to walk away from him. I’m frustrated with the terrible twos and this new non-interest in going to the potty.
Figuring out this toddler is proving impossible! I’ve read all of your posts on potty training. I’m aware of the progress and regression. However, it’s like we took 5 steps forward and 30 back. I’m trying not to push him to go. I just want to be done with pull-ups!
Before he went at school for the first time, we hadn’t been pushing with the potty. His doctor told me at his 2 year checkup that he could be 3 before he showed real interest in the potty. So, we weren’t harping on it. We’d ask every now and then, he’d say no and we’d keep it moving. At school they got him to go because they said he could go to the next class without being trained. Totally not true, but they tried and it seemed to work, so we jumped on board. He was doing so well. I had a glimpse into the future and it was filled with outings without stuffing pull-ups, wipes and Destin in my tote! It was lovely…sigh…
I’ll keep trying.
Trying to encourage going on the potty and trying not to snatch him up for telling me “NO”.