Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Potty Training Chronicles: Day 1

So I have decided that Aidan is ready to be potty trained and today was the day! We started off the morning by giving him a "present" which was all of his big boy underwear he has chosen at the stores the last couple months. Also his piggy bank that he hasn't really used yet. So, the plan was to take him to try every 20 minutes or so all day long. He was very excited to earn "potty pennies" (Thanks Sara for this genius idea!). I had a bunch of Dr Seuss books and other books that he has not read yet in the bathroom. Also a dry erase board and markers that he could color with. I tried to think of anything I thought would get him to stay in the bathroom on the toilet until he was able to complete his business. It worked for the most part today. I mean, he did have about 6 accidents today (he wore just big boy underwear and plastic training pants all day) but he sat on the toilet for like an hour at a time. We had two big successes today and he was very excited. We called Daddy and we called Grandma Van to tell them the big news. (Tried to call Papa and Grammy F. but no answer - sorry!) Hopefully more successes tomorrow and he continues to be interested in it. Wish us luck!!!

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