*Warning…This post mentions Wee wee a lot”.
Over the last couple of weeks Little Z has been somewhat teasing me. Luring me into a bit of a false sense of achieving a milestone. He has been leading me to believe he may be ready for potty training.
But he’s not. And these are the reasons why…
He has clocked on to the fact that anytime he mentions he would like a “wee wee” he gets to go upstairs to the bathroom. This means he will get to play with all his bath toys and maybe even have a go at the flush a few times.
Once up there he will whisk his pants down in nano seconds but refuse to take his nappy off. He will however sit on the loo and make “shhhh” noises. I think this is his new favourite thing so we do it a few times a day. There is a part of me that hopes this will magically teach him bladder control.
He’s now even started asking to go to the loo at other people’s houses. This usually results in very impressed reactions from whose ever house it is. Then I explain that, actually, he just wants to check their bathroom out.
If my fully toilet trained niece is anywhere in the vicinity then all her toilet visits are mimicked 100%. Still no wee-ing on the loo but he goes through the motions. Maybe she could just teach him eventually?
Anytime he has done a number 2 he will flatly deny it. Then run away because he doesn’t want his nappy changed.
He would much rather sing…”The wipers on the bus go swish swish swish…” whilst I change his nappy, waving his legs around as pretend wipers, than focus on potty training.
If I ask if he needs a “wee wee” he will occasionally respond “No mummy, wee wee tinished (finished)”.
As you can see, we are nowhere near but we have taken the step into potty training world. If I’m honest I am 99% not ready and, in my head, my rough plan was to potty train him around the “almost aged 3” mark. I don’t think he is either but his fascination with it all is amusing and I don’t want to discourage anything.
So, for now, I’ll continue to humour his interest in other people’s bathrooms.