Last Monday Peter ran out of diapers. I had purposefully not purchased more diapers for him. So began the potty training.
He'd chosen a potty treat, mini candybars. We learned very quickly that Peter has excellent bladder control. He can hold his pee for over 24 hours. He doesn't even pee in his sleep! Peter is also very determined, which I already knew. I tried everything: obviously candy, sticker charts, grab bags, offers to take him wherever he wanted to go, and offers to take him to the store to buy a toy. He wouldn't go for any of these things. He wouldn't pee on a kix or an icecube, in his underwear while sitting on the toilet. He wouldn't pee from putting his hands in warm water, giving him a bath, pouring water on his penis (and he hated me for that one). He fought peeing on a tree. We had a super hard week, and I gave up. I would much rather have him peeing and pooping in a diaper than not at all.
We went to the store to buy diapers, and the cheapest option was pink princess pull-ups. They were $10 cheaper than their blue Toy Story counterparts. So he's rockin' the pull-ups for now. We'll try again in a month...
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