February 4, 2013
For a week, we definitely spent every (almost) waking moment in the bathroom. We read books, had snacks (I know, gross.), he watched t.v. on the Kindle, and at the end of the week, I thought there was no hope for us. He went in the potty, but he always seemed surprised when he did.
Then suddenly, starting last Monday, he just kind of...had it! He still needs reminders every 1 1/2 hours or so, but there have even been times when I've forgotten for 3 hours and he stayed dry. I think the reasons for our success are that he was ready, we just kept trying, I (tried) not to make a big deal of it when he had accidents, and we showed him how proud we were of him when he went in the potty.
It's frustrating that he hasn't gotten all the aspects of going on the potty, but I'm really proud of what he has gotten.
Good luck to all you mommies who are going to try it soon. It's terrible. I mean, seriously terrible, but worth it once they get it.