I might be crazy, but I am a huge proponent of reading your child's signs for readiness and Easton just seems so ready. Both Shawn and I are in agreement and so I decided to start this today:
We had a great morning. As soon as he woke up we put the undies on and started our day. He's been so curious about the potty and we've even let him use it several times (not consistently) with great success!
He went pee on his "beebee potty" first thing this morning and about ever thirty minutes or so I would take him in and he would pee a little bit more. He did great all morning, even when we were outside.
Around 11:15 I was talking to him in the kitchen and he got this weird look on his face and said, "poo poo!" so I thought here we go....I ran him to the bathroom and got him seated and realized he had peed in his underwear. Although this was an "accident" I still counted it as a success because he noticed right away and told me! He even finished peeing in the little potty. I got him cleaned up and changed and was feeling pretty good about the whole thing.
Then we ate lunch.
And some of you moms of boys know what comes after lunch for your little men. Yep - the dreaded poopy. I watched him like a hawk. Even taking him to sit on the potty about ten minutes after eating, only to have him pee a little and let out a big toot. ;)
Then I let my guard down a bit. Surely he won't poop in his pants, I thought. Surely.
He ran to the playroom (BAD SIGN mama....how did you not see that coming?!?!) to get his tractor. He brought it to me to fix. Well that wasn't all he brought me. He also came bearing the tell-tale scent of a kid who'd done his business.
What? Seriously, dude, you were gone for 4. 5 seconds. Remember, you are supposed to TELL mommy! Remember?!?!
So, we had a poopy accident. And I gagged because cleaning poop out of a pair of undies is not for the faint of heart. But, I put another pair of undies on the kid because we're playing for keeps y'all.
I don't know how long this whole potty training experience will last us, but we are committed and the kid is smart so surely we will all make it out alive, right?