Potty Training – Day 2

Today started out strong!  Oakley woke up DRY after a whole night of sleeping!  WHAT?!?!?  That was so awesome!  After a couple trips to the potty, he had his first huge success!  He filled that sucker right up!  There was lots of cheering and high five-ing going on.  I’m pretty sure Oaks was feeling pretty dang proud of himself.  We were sure proud of him too.

Then for the next… I don’t know… hour and a half? it sure seemed like a LONG time, it was a trip to the potty every 5 minutes.  He kept telling us he had to go and acting like it too, but nothing ever happened.  Something was going to happen, whether it be on the floor or in the potty.  Happily, it FINALLY happened IN THE POTTY!!  Hooray!  Day 2 is off to an awesome start.

We continued our happy trend through lunch time, with only a couple misses.  Jeff had taken Oaks upstairs for another potty run and Ava and I were finishing up lunch down stairs.  Jeff hollers downstairs… “Poo-poo!”  That was a first and earned him two gummies.  So stinking proud of Oakley.

Then after his nap, things went down hill.  There were no more successes for the rest of the day.  It gets frustrating when you think they are catching on and then it’s like all the know-how just goes right out the window.  So we ended the day on a bit of a down.  But, I’m hoping for another good night and hopefully a fresh start to tomorrow.

Aside from the potty training, we had a really fun day together.  Since we weren’t going to be going to church today, Jeff suggested we have church at home.  This basically ment singing some kids worship songs and reading a bible story.  Jeff put the music on and we got out some of our instruments… a drum, xylophone, recorder, egg shaker, and tambourine.  While the songs played, we played along with our instruments.  Oakley banged the drum, Ava played the xylophone.  After a couple songs Ava found it more effective to dance and twirl.  It was a super sweet time and I know the Holy Spirit was there with us.  Regular church had nothing on our house today.

This afternoon while Oakley napped, Jeff and Ava went to play Frisbee golf… Jeff gets a little stir-crazy being couped up at home for three days.   Both came back happy.  I’m glad Ava can have some dedicated Daddy time.  And I got a long nap.  It’s a win-win.  We ended the night with a guitar sing along, which for us, means the two songs Jeff knows.  He let Ava and Oakley strum the guitar while he did the cords.  During Ava’s turn, she started singing 10,000 Reasons which really melted my heart.

A note on Ava… Jeff and I have been so proud of her the last couple days.  She has been genuinely excited for Oakley to potty train.  She is encouraging to him, excited for his successes and hasn’t even whined about the fact that he gets a gummy when he pottys and she doesn’t.  Instead, she is excited to be the one to give it to him.  What a little girl we have.

Seven years ago today, Jeff asked me to marry him.  I was thinking about that today as we ate our lunch of frozen pizza, carrots and cucumbers… half healthy, mostly delicious.  Seven years!  And now we are potty training our SECOND kid together.  Pretty sure that wasn’t even on my radar seven years ago.  And yet, here we are.

Hoping for more potty success tomorrow!


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