I wrote this a few months back, before I started blogging. After recently re-reading it, I realized that this experience really forced me to question my mothering skills and think about what kind of mom I want to be.
Potty training is my nemesis! As an “older” first-time mom I had high hopes in life experiences being a huge benefit in mom department. And, for the most part I was able to adjust and figure out this “mommy-thing”. I got through my first son’s birth and infancy, without getting too scathed. I also managed to have a second son born just 14 months after my first and I figured out how to manage two non-talking, non-walking, beings without any major injuries or traumas. I even showered most days, and occasionally left the house. I thought I was doing pretty good – perhaps even being successful. This is until time had come for potty training.
author's note: since I wrote this, his potty success has increased, but he is not yet a potty professional...I am still hopeful!
I know I am not alone in this...What are your potty training woes?