Joys of Potty Training

For the most part, my three year old is potty trained, though he still asks for help when he goes. At night, he wears pull-ups because he can’t make it through the night yet. I’ve been trying to teach him to get up in the middle of the night when he needs to go. I told him to come get Mommy or Daddy (preferably Mommy), and we’ll help him go, then put him back to bed.

Last night, for the first time, he actually woke up to go potty, around 4am. My son is very independent, and instead of waking us up to help, tried to go on his own. I’m not sure if he actually peed or not, but I found him without pants in the morning in his bed. His pants were on the bathroom floor. And, an entire roll of toilet paper was in the toilet. Not the thin, transparent kind in public restrooms, that doesn’t clog drains. Oh no, this was Charmin Ultra, the softest, most absorbant TP money can buy. And not your ordinary single roll, this was the double duty with twice as many sheets. Did I mention the roll was full?

So this morning I found myself fishing the paper out with my hands, trying to unclog the toilet. All the while, telling my son I was proud of him for at least trying to go by himself. Ahh, the joys of potty training.

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