so… i now know why some animals eat their young & why some humans beat theirs. i almost ended trip’s life yesterday after 2 attempts on the potty to “poo poo” (because i knew he needed to go). after he sat on the toilet 2 different times for at least 10 minutes each time with no success (& telling me that he didn’t have any poo poos), i put his diaper back on & went to check on quinn. after just a couple of minutes in quinn’s room, i soon found trip standing on his stool hiding behind the curtains in my bedroom doing what? pooping in his diaper, of course. this happening less than 5 minutes after i got him off the potty & after we had a conversation about not pooping in the diaper & telling mommy when you need to go. i almost lost it. after much fussing from me & crying on his part, he chose a spanking over time out for a punishment & then at the last second re-nigged on that. he got a small spanking anyway followed by the 5,000th conversation about how big boys go in the potty & not in the diaper. so… potty training is not going so well. this is a prayer request more than anything else… pray for my patience and wisdom to figure out the best way to train trip. otherwise, he might be the 1st kid ever in middle school still wearing diapers…. if he lives that long….
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