We are in the throes of potty training. And I must say, the process has been much easier than I’ve been told/expected. Enoch is a champ. Quick learner…and it doesn’t hurt that he likes jelly beans – 2 jelly beans is a small price to pay for success. But, every now and then, I am reminded that he is a 2 year old. Boy. Being potty trained.
Regardless of how far along you think you are in the process, you are not. So, do not tell a potty training toddler, “You need a nap. Do not come out of your room for any reason.” Otherwise, your suddenly obedient child may emerge to tell you “Mommy, there’s poop on my floor.” And, when you notice that 1 part is smashed and ask “Did you step on it with your foot????!!!” Your very literal 2 year old may respond “No, Mommy, I stepped on it with my sock.”
That lesson is free. You are welcome.