I am so OVER this whole potty training thing. A few months ago Lucas was almost completely potty trained during the day. Then Curt had to have emergency surgery complete with two weeks with a catheter. The moment Lucas saw "Daddy's pee bag" he thought it was the coolest thing ever and if Daddy didn't have to use the potty neither was he.
Well flash forward to this Monday and Lucas decides he wants to wear undies again. I think spending all weekend with his friend David made him what to be a big kid too. Sounds great right?!? Well except now Lucas doesn't go to the potty when he needs to and when we tell him to go try he screams "my penis is all out of pee" and when we make him go anyway, he always has to go potty. If we believe him that hmmm maybe he might not have to go right now, it never fails he is peeing on himself 2 minutes later.
So while this was all a pain and we were going through 500 pairs of underwear a day I just started taking him to the bathroom every hour. He was always proud of himself when he went in the potty. I figured it might take a little of this before he gets used to recognizing the urges again. Fine whatever.
Then comes this afternoon when I went in his room and noticed Lucas had clothes everywhere. I called him in to help me pickup his dirty clothes and put them back in the hamper and put his dress clothes away. That's when I started noticing little piles of poop. When I asked Lucas about them he told me he doesn't like pooping on the potty and doesn't want to poop in his underwear so he poops on the floor instead. So he has been going in his room pulling down his undies and then just pooping and then hiding it.
I know potty training comes with accidents but I am so not cleaning poop and pee off the floor all day long. I am OVER it... we have tried EVERYTHING. And for those of you who may be out there reading this and thinking "What?!? He is almost 4 and not potty trained yet? My kid will not be that old and in diapers." You are welcome to come and potty train him and pass on all of your divine parenting wisdom. Just be careful not to jinx yourself because I have learned that it never fails when you say "my kid will never.... (insert your worst parenting nightmare here)" it always turns out that yes your kid will.