Potty training as a measure of success
Is there any greater accomplishment than getting a child, especially a boy, potty trained? Apparently not. I was feeling great about life this week when my child's teacher reminded me that he is the only child in his daycare class who is not potty trained. Suddenly I felt dejected, but why? There is so much pressure on parents to excel in every tiny aspect of parenting. Any parent will tell you that potty training is a big deal but we have to set our own goals and timelines. So I tell myself that I will have a potty trained child and the process will be fun for both of us. Happy, healthy child, that is my barometer for success. This weekend will be filled with hugs, kisses and potty lessons but if it takes him a few extra weeks to learn - no worries. As a friend reminded me when I was potty training my first child, "he won't go to college in diapers." Thanks, friend.