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This is our story of immigration struggles and moving to Mexico so our family can be together. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy!

A dirty little secret....


Ok, it is not really a secret, just not something i talk much about. Our son, who will be four in May is not potty trained. Really this seems to bother other people alot more than it bothers me. I want to start out saying i am not really posting this looking for suggestions or advice, because here in Mexico everyone has an opinion and they arn't afraid to share it.

Before we moved here, i just didn't have the patience or the interest in potty training. We were traveling back and forth to Mexico so often and with Cesar being gone i kinda shut down in the responsibility department. A week or so after moving here we decided to tackle the issue. We tried different methods. We even went 4 whole weeks with out letting him use a diaper (except at night) and not once did he go in the bathroom. Needless to say at some point he got diarrhea and i went back to the diapers. Well yesterday i decided to try again, it is time to enroll him in school for next year and while he has to be potty trained. Well all day we had no luck, but this morning it seemed something may have clicked. He has gone to the potty twice, and on his own thinking, not with me asking every 5 min or making him sit on the potty. He just said..."peepee coming" and ran to the potty. I am really hoping this is finally it. Honestly not because i care about buying diapers, or changing them. but more so because i am sick of all the busybody Mexican woman (some who don't even have kids) gasping in horror and telling me what i need to do.

5 comments:

Jackie said...

Good for you guys! How does the saying go? "Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one." I learned long ago that how parents choose to raise their child is a very personal decision and to respect other parents' choices.

9thcircleofbell said...

I hope this is it. I've always believed kids will learn when they're ready, no matter what we try to teach them earlier. Good luck!

ArmyMustang said...

Your child has to be ready too so nature will let him know when it's time. Mia is still wearing diapers at night and she's 3 too. Both of her older sisters were potty trained as soon as they turned 2 so she's taking her own sweet time. My husband remembers wetting the bed himself so he must have been at least 5 or 6 years old. His oldest son was the same way. It will happen sooner or later.

Meet the Family said...

Kudos to you for sharing this on your blog! Parenting is all about making choices that are best for your little ones and your family. He will get it all worked out down there sooner or later!

Jill said...

Amen! I'm so sick of everyone telling me what I need to do for my daughter. I thought I'd be able to brush it off by now, but no--I think I get madder as time passes. Someday I'm just going to wind up slapping some stranger on the street.

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