Twin potty training is like a walk in the park. A walk in the park on a sweltering, hot summers day – it gives you the sweats just thinking about it!
I’m only (slightly) kidding!
We have been training one twin since March 7th. Mason was 2 1/4 years old at that time and showed all the signs of being ready. Cameron showed some signs but less than his brother and refused to potty train. (See what you missed here and here where I share the signs, strategies and rewards we have been using).
This morning I said to Mason while we were snuggling in bed:
“Mommy goes to the potty as soon as I wake up in the morning, because I haven’t gone all night. Wanna come potty with me?”
“I go potty, Mommy”, responds Cameron. Cameron the twin who has not shown much interest at all for the last 5 months we have been working with Mason!
“Really?? Ok let’s go!”
And wouldn’t you know he was VERY successful. A nice strong flow! LOL could I give any more details??
So Cameron, today is YOUR day! We are so proud of you!
Yesterday he actually tried to go but no luck and he has actually gotten on the loo another handful of times, but without success.
SO what is my confession?
Well, Mason has been a champ at potty training – doing all he needs to on the potty. I just haven’t taken the next step – training pants or big boy undies. I am just too chicken! Well I tried the pants a few times and had an awful mess to deal with.
The thought of one never mind two boys running around marking the territory on my rugs, on my floor, on my couch just leaves me shaking in my boots!
I just feel too tired to take the plunge.
But I am getting close.
As with all the major changes and milestones in the twins’ lives: giving up the bottle, the crib, the pacifier…. it’s more about the parent being ready than the kid being ready. Don’t get me wrong the child needs to be physically or emotionally ready for the change, but often time they are, and the parents need to catch up and embrace the change that is to come.
So I am getting ready for that change. I will stock up on cleaners, plastic covers for the furniture, some fun undies, and perhaps even a few extra hands and give it a go.
Well soon anyway!
Cameron, keep up the good work – as all the moms out there are going to tell me: I bet you wont be going to college in diapers! Here is our man Cam:
How did you handle this stage for your kids?
* Just for my own records this happened on August 14th*