We haven’t talked about it on my blog yet, but potty training is proving to be, well, a little difficult in our house.
Mummy had everything ready for the start of the school summer holidays, fully intending me to be ‘trained’ by September.
Day One – I sat on the potty all morning. For three hours I sat on it. I did a wee. It was like we had won the lottery. Photos, treats, chocolate – ‘Wow’ I thought, this is easy! I asked Mummy ‘Is that potty training done now?’ Mummy burst out laughing – why, I don’t know.
I then made a decision – I had other ideas. I. Did Not. Like. The. Potty. End of.
Mummy has since tried everything to get me to sit on the potty – and at first I did. I fussed a bit, and ran around a bit, and created a bit, but I did eventually sit on it. Briefly.
As soon as my bot touched the potty seat, I wanted to get up. Mummy (and my bro and sis) asked me, pleaded with me, begged me, bribed me, threatened me even that I would not have my new Thomas train if I didn’t sit on the potty. After an exhausting round of this, the thought of not having Thomas was enough to make me stay put. For a few minutes.
This went on several times a day. I was exhausted 😉 I mean, I couldn’t even understand what the big deal was anyway! I had my nappy on – as I always have had. Why now, suddenly did Mummy have this huge obsession with this potty training lark? ‘Because’ Mummy said wearily ‘You are a big boy now!’
As soon as Mummy looked at the potty, or mentioned the P word I started shreiking loudly, running away, breaking out into a hot sweat. In the end, so did Mummy.
So, I decided that enough was enough. I was NOT going to go anywhere near the thing. That was that.
Mummy obviously decided the same thing, Because it wasn’t mentioned again.
Yessssss I thought. I have won.
At the weekend, Mummy came into me, all happy and smiling and told me she had two fab new books for me. I was very excited.
Oh. No. Not again.
Mummy pulled the potty out from behind the chair.
Noooooooooooo! I wailed.
I then heard Mummy mention Thomas. I looked up. The books were all about Thomas and Friends – and Thomas was telling me what a big boy he had heard I was. Because I sat on the potty.
Well, if Thomas says it……
I sat next to the potty looking at my new books. Then I actually let Mummy take off my nappy and I SAT ON THE POTTY!
Mummy, and bro and sis couldn’t believe it!
I wasn’t completely happy about it you understand, but I did sit on it. And it was ok.
Mummy is thrilled. When we come back off our holiday Mummy says we are going to ‘do’ this potty training thing – with the help of Thomas and Friends. And do you know, because I want the fabby gorgeous special Thomas stickers, posters and certificates, I think we will. Because, I AM a big boy now 😉 Thomas says so.
Mummy says …
I was thrilled to have the chance to review these two books – I was looking desperately for something that would really entice Pickle to use his potty. Everything else has failed. Pickle adores Thomas and Friends, so I had a sneaky feeling that these would work.
The books are great quality, and both come with really lovely Thomas and Friends stickers. So lovely, that I know they are enough to convince Pickle to use his potty.
The Thomas & Friends Well Done Thomas, Activity Book also has lots of certificates I can use, and posters too.
I really do believe this is the turning point in our potty training journey. Watch this space!
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