Into the Toilet

You’d think I’d have learned by now that when I really need help, I should just ask Harrison to pray about it. The kid says rocking prayers.

This morning after making his bed, I passed by his bedroom and heard him asking Heavenly Father to please help Rexy use the potty. Personally, I was planning on putting the whole toilet thing off another year or two, but hearing Harrison kind of forced me to reconsider. 

So, with a little more Heavenly help than I had the other day, I started to diaper and dress Rex. Instead of telling him, I asked him if he wanted a diaper or undies. To my shock and total amazement, he chose the latter. So into the pull-ups we went. My mind immediately began to swim with all of your suggestions and comments from my last post, and the one that surfaced first was Annette’s (love love love you!). I set the timer for 15 minutes and we began. 

Rex has this wonderful quality. If I tell him to sit somewhere, he does it. The kid doesn’t realize that he could actually get up if needs be. So, I sat him on the toilet and told him to call me when he’d peeped. Five minutes later we were flushing. So yay!

The big difference between today and yesterday is that every time he gets frustrated with having to sit on the toilet, I offer him a diaper. Four times now he’s chosen his undies. Now I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty darn hopeful right now. 

Oops, there goes the timer. Here’s wishing Rex lots of luck and the ability to control his bladder.


  1. I’m so glad that things are better today! Yay for toilets!

  2. Yay! I’m so glad something I stumbled on ten years ago helped. 🙂 Best of luck! (And thanks for the linky love!)

  3. I’m also wishing him bladder control.

    Can I get some of that while we’re at it?

  4. I’m so glad that this way is working for him, and good for you! The less stressful it is the better it is for everyone!

  5. Anne –

    yea for Rex….he will be trained before you know it and then you will find out you are preg w/ baby Georgia:)

    Love ya,

  6. Are you pregnant? JK. Unless you are. Then again, if you even remotely THOUGHT you were, you would immediately call me, so I guess the answer is no.

    Yea Rex! Let’s just hope it lasts…

  7. Yay for timers and pullups!

  8. annie valentine says:

    Not pregnant, but good memory, Ade!

  9. Catherine says:

    Warm water on the penis will make a boy pee every time. Just a suggestion if he gets tired of sitting there waiting….