Monday, November 30, 2009

Drumroll Please...

We have a potty trained superstar!

On Black Friday, we finally bit the bullet and started the 3-day potty training boot camp, e.g., Lucas in nothing but a t-shirt and undies. We were nervous and scared in this uncharted territory, having never potty trained anyone before, especially a child with a disability. We really didn't know what to expect because although Lucas has been going consistently on the potty at school for three weeks, his Pull-ups were usually wet between trips. We didn't know how he'd verbalize/communicate his need to go; but low and behold, by the end of the third night, he was saying "potty" as clear as a bell, and every time we got to the bathroom, he damn hallelujah!

After approximately 45 trips to the bathroom (I kept record), several loads of laundry, and countless hours of Magadascar 2, he's completely out of Pull-ups. We were nervous about his first day at school in big-boy underpants, but he didn't have a single accident -- he stayed dry this afternoon for about four hours. I've been running around telling everyone who will listen about this major milestone...we are SO proud!

What this exercise has taught me more than anything is DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THIS CHILD! As has become the norm with Lucas, we may facilitate the situation, but he sets the pace and leads the way -- teaching us barriers are meant to be broken.

Lucas is using a padded seat to go on the toilet, but he's accumulating trophies (stickers) on the little one. See...

1 comment:

Ana Del Castillo said...