I know in my heart of hearts that we'll get there someday...at least I hope we will. I don't stress about it. He is showing some signs that he's getting the concept and I try to make sitting on the toilet a fun experience.
He likes to watch us go to the bathroom (sorry if this is too much information, but I don't think I've gone to the bathroom alone in two years), but ever cooler than that is the fact that he seems to be trying to communicate the need to go. One day this week, he was acting a little funny in his chair at snack time. I asked him if he had to go potty and he looked right at me and nodded. He rarely nods and it was phenomenal that he gave me eye contact too. It seemed totally appropriate. So what did I do? I ecstatically praised him for telling me and then proceeded to forget to take him to the bathroom and didn't even check his diaper. Good one, right?
Then there's the talker we have by our bathroom. It says, "I have to go potty." If Elijah pushes it, I rush and get him sitting on the potty. He does great sitting on the toilet, but hasn't gone on it yet. What's cool, though, is that if his diaper is dry he'll usually go a few minutes after he's sat on the toilet. It's like his timing is off.
Today, he pushed his talker to tell me he needed to go potty and I sat him on the toilet to discover a very warm diaper. He's kind-of/sort-of getting it, which means we might need to get into the full-fledged potty training soon. I think he's ready. The question is: am I?
Any potty-training tricks to share?
Oh, and our little man has a mild fever (99.something) and he's just not acting himself. :( So, thus it's a pity potty up in here. Haha, oh I crack myself up (don't worry, I'm used to being the only one laughing at my jokes).