Monday, March 17, 2008

A Diaper Man No More

We finally jumped on "the potty train" as Carson would say, a week ago saturday and everyone in the house is so much happier for it! I decided it was high time to get serious & stop waiting for him to give me "the signs" cause if we're being honest, a guy that can express himself so well is more than ready to take a little control! After lots of good potty training tips, I picked a day and took Carson's diaper off for good when he woke up. He was sooo not happy with this, but after convincing him how cool he looked in his stylish Thomas the Train underwear (and refusing to put a diaper back on) he agreed that the train underwear wasn't so bad. After only one accident on Saturday, and a few on Sunday, he finally got the groove of things and has been accident free since! Besides fighting every urge to take care of his "manly" business, and holding it in for 5 days...(I know that probably pains the male mind to even read that) the whole thing has been so much easier than planned- a refreshing change. He now loves using the toilet, but still not totally fond of the "business" part- that will come, as it eventually does with all men, but as long as there's no accidents i'm one happy mom :)
The best part is that Matt taught him to wipe the toilet seat after every visit. Hopefully a habit that will stick for when he decides he's big enough to stand and sprinkle the seat with a little something extra :) Now that's good training by dad and pretty darn cute!!! Go Carson!

12 comments:

Jamie J said...

Yay for Carson!! (and you!)

Rae Lynn and Brett said...

Good job Carson!!!!!!

Blythe Sudweeks said...

Brooke, that is so cute!

Hazen5 said...

You are training him well! His future wife will thank you!

Marcie said...

Yay! Exciting for you and for him!

Sarah said...

That's so awesome that Matt taught him to wipe the seat! What a wonderful consideration. :)

ERK & MRK said...

AWESOME!!! Way to go Brooke! I love that he's wiping down the seat too - oh my goodness so cute! I can only imagine Carson trying to teach Brynlee about how cool it is to wear big kids underwear now!

Carrie said...

Yay!!! He really took to that fast...that is awesome. Don't you love not changing BIG BOY poopies?!!

Britley said...

Hooray for you! Congrats for getting it to work this time!

Holly said...

Hey Brooke and Matt...I found your blog through Blythe's. So fun to see your cute little family! You are so good to jump on the "potty train"! I'm still waiting for my 2 year old to get it by himself! He's almost there...maybe I'm just lazy??? Well, YEAH for Carson! And way to teach him to wipe down the seat! His future wife will LOVE him!!!

Haley said...

Yeah Brooke!! I am so happy for you - I am dreading going through all of that with Rowen, but it is nice to know there is hope :).

Halvos said...

I'm so jealous--you know he can go in the playroom at Ikea now while you shop! ;)