I am so glad today is over, for reals. It was not a good day.
Matt stayed in with Nolan while I walked J and T to J’s bus stop. Not even five minutes after we got there, T told me she has to pee REALLY BAD AND CAN’T HOLD IT. She told me she’d pee her pants. Luckily, J’s bus showed up then and there. So I rushed back to the house with T in hand, set her up on the toilet and went into the hall to give her some privacy – like I always do. She called me a moment later, I went in and helped her wipe/wash her hands, then we left the bathroom. She went into the living room to play and I went into the kitchen to make breakfast. Matt used the bathroom after us and came out to talk to me. Apparently, T missed the toilet entirely. I hadn’t noticed, because I was too exhausted. I went into the living room to talk to T, and she lied…told me it wasn’t her. I gave her a (gentle) lecture about fibbing, and how we don’t do it because it isn’t nice. I told her next time she had an accident on the toilet, to tell me so I could help her clean it up.
Moving on. Every hour, I asked T if she had to pee. She kept telling me no. She’s usually pretty good about it, so I trusted her and got up to make the kids lunch (Kraft Dinner). After it was ready, I called the kids in. We ate lunch, then I put Nolan down for his nap while T waited for me into the living room. When I came out, I noticed she was sitting on the floor. Weird. I put on the movie, sit down on the futon and then noticed the HUGE pee stains on the couch.
What. The. Hell.
Calmly (like, scary calm), I asked T what the stains on the couch where. “I don’t know! It wasn’t me! I didn’t do it!” I explained to her that she was the only one who could have possibly done it, since Nolan has a diaper on and I’m pretty damn sure that I didn’t pee on the couch. Finally, she fessed up and told me it happened when I was making lunch. I gave her yet another lecture on fibbing, told her if it happened again she would loose movie-time privileges. Then I asked her why she didn’t go to the bathroom all the times I asked her if she had to. “I don’t know!” was her response.
I’m not going to lie: it was incredibly frustrating. T has never had an incident like that here, let alone too. She’s usually very good about the whole potty business – tells me when she has to go, climbs up herself, wipes etc. She’s all but trained. So I have no idea why she suddenly decided that not cooperating and peeing on my couch was a good idea.
She didn’t have a change of close, so I put her in one of my baggy sleep shirts and washed her clothes. Then I scrubbed the hell out of the couch using vinegar and water. It seems to have worked, but I can’t shake the smell of pee out of my nose…..I’m not sure if it’s just there because I know it happened, or if it’s there there. Bah.
Speaking of toilet training and all that…I’m trying to start Nolan. He gets scared when I put him on the toilet, and has never peed. I once tried to put him on it when he was in the middle of a poop, but he just stopped and refused to go lol. Damn. I have no idea what I’m doing!! I’m also going to have to buy another potty seat. The one I have is supposed to be for boys, but the pee guard doesn’t do the job, considering it’s down instead of above the seat. I just feel like I’m behind on the times, since I know a little boy who is a month younger and already doing great at potty training. I don’t want to rush him, I just want him to do it a few times a day, you know? Any suggestions for how I can get the potty training ball rolling?
Also: cute pictures of Nolan, just because he’s awesome ❤