Friday, January 2, 2009

Deja Vu

A mere 15 months ago I was potty training Jack. It was the worst month of my life. 2 and 1/2 years old is young for a boy to start potty training but because he was scheduled to start nursery school we had to do it then. To make things more complicated Logan was 15 months old and couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about. He would frequently hang on me while I tried to peel Jack's wet clothes off of him or, worse yet, Logan would walk through Jack's pee puddles. Then I'd have 2 kids to clean up!
So you can imagine how excited I was when I realized that I would need to start potty training Logan after the holidays (as he is scheduled to start school in January). Logan is much less interested in potty training than Jack was. And he could care less if he's soaking wet. So far we are not doing well.

Here are all the essentials that a young boy needs while potty training:

Chart to show progress (or lack thereof):

Stickers for bribery:

M & M's for bribery:

Picture of the play kitchen he'll earn at the completion of his mission:
Small potty:

Family toilet seat and stool:

Fruit loops for target practice:

Bucket to act as a urinal:

Portable DVD player with Herbie Fully Loaded:

Books, pull-back toys and a flashlight to keep him entertained:

Extra underwear:

Here are all the essentials that a mama needs while potty training a young boy:


  1. Good looks like you are really prepared. You are I hope that the patience is there:) I hope your next post will be about the wonderful progress:)

  2. What a set up!...but if you REALLY want to be successful, try adding the Sports Section of the Newspaper every day and that should do the least it does for my husband! LOL

  3. Thanks for blogging by; it is always nice to meet new people. You have 2 very cute boys! I, too, am a mama of 2 boys, 8 & 7 yrs repectively! I love your take on life and I had fun reading about your fam! Good luck with the whole potty training thing...looks like you are good and prepared! My oldest was a snap, not so much for the younger one! Let us know how it works for you!

  4. OMG.I didnt have a deadline as our preschool doesn't require I never experienced this but it looks like you are well prepared for what lays ahead!


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