The journey in parenting a toddler continues to confuse the crap out of me.
He will go weeks without tantrums and psychotic behavior, and then turns a corner and goes almost nowhere and does almost nothing without throwing himself on the floor in rage.
He goes weeks and weeks using the potty at home and then goes weeks refusing to use it at all.
He eats all three meals like a champ and then the next day is given the exact same favorite foods and eats almost no bites.
He went years happily bathing at night and not wanting to get out of the tub to not wanting to take any form of bath or shower at all in the last few weeks. Don't come too close to this kid, he probably hasn't used soap in awhile.
There's just about nothing that makes sense with him. It's all about negotiation and bartering. The thing is, we weren't trained in lunatic mind-reading.
I don't get it.
Hashtag crazy toddler.
Hashtag exhausted parents.
Hashtag just potty train already because you are almost three. omg omg omg.
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Question of the day: We will be bootcamping his little rump pretty soon here. What's the best thing to do at night and naptime? Go all-in and let him pee the bed until he can control it? Put a potty in his room in case he wakes and has to go (he's locked in for safety). Throw on a pull-up/diaper and let him use that, potentially making this whole night training thing last f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Sound off.
Heartbreak and Healing
1 year ago