My stance on the potty training thing has been not to push Carter (why bother? he'll likely regress when Coen gets home anyway), but to make the potty available IF he wants it. He's been going on the potty consistently when he gets up in the morning and after naps for about a couple of months. More and more, he has been asking to use the potty. Now, he even asks when we are at the store. Some times we go, other times I ask him to wait until we get home and *surprise* he does and goes right when we get home!
So today, he was having a hard time with #2. He kept running to the potty and asking to go, but nothing would happen. He'd give up and we'd go back downstairs. After the 3rd time, I told him he was on his own (mommy was SICK of those stairs) so, he headed up there, took of his diaper and tried again. Back down he came. Once more on his own, but this time I took him a book to read and Viola! Success!
So, it occurred to me:
I didn't change a single diaper today and there is no evidence of any accidents
I never asked if he needed to potty - he notified me each time
He was determined NOT to poo poo in his diaper and made several potty trips to be sure
IS HE POTTY TRAINED?
It's possible I'm missing something with the diapers so, I guess I'll be moving him to big boy underwear to know for sure, but it definitely seems like he gets it. I hope Coen coming home doesn't make him do a 180.