August 6, 2009


Josiah was getting ready to take a bath and had an accident. He looked up at me and said, "Peepee."

When my mom heard him she saw a challenge--potty train the 22 month old before he moves. Today, Josiah is running around without a diaper, drinking obscene amounts of juice, and racing to the potty every 30 minutes. So far little to no success with making it to the potty.

I fall into the category of moms who wait until their little boys are nearing three years old before potty training. Maybe I'm lazy or a quitter, because the messes on the floor today made me see failure. As a result, I pulled out the big guns and promised a treat if he actually goes IN the potty. A candid conversation between the two of us followed.

"Josiah, lets try not to go on the floor. Mommy will give you a treat if you go in the potty. Peepee in the potty. Where do you need to pee?"
His reply was astoundingly clear, "In the grass."


I'd almost settle for that.


the Osterink family said...

ha ha ha.
oh buddy. you are too cute.
sorry momma! hang in there!

Kari said...


Team Dragovich said...

I'm right there with ya on the potty training!! NONE of my boys potty trained until 3-- and then all the sudden, they practically did it on their own. I can't believe how BIG Josiah is!!! I could eat him up!!!

Love ya!

nicole said...

soon he wil be a participant in "crossfire!"