My Brain Tumor Recovery (in Hospital) & Potty Training: Similar Tactics Required?
Things I learned...
You find your life filled with a bunch of poopy moments.
You see & hear things you never intended.
You spend hours reading about it or during it.
You have to come up with creative rewards for milestones & accomplishments.
If you are lucky, you get to flash your 'tushie' to everyone & someone else gets to wipe for you (embarrassing moment for me for sure ;0( - not so embarrassing for Kadin, much more liberating).
Cheer leading support is a requirement.
When you gotta go, everything stops.
It's a process, sometimes one step forward means there will be two steps back.
Big Girl Panties (big boy undies) show you've moved onto the next stage - thanks LeeAnne for that very 'theraputic' term.
Clothing (bed covers) are optional - (hot flashes stink!!!).
Towels to mop up the dribble are a must - (me/drool).
You have a whole new list of words to use.
Freestanding toilet - need I say more?
You learn what gets things going & what you can use to stop them.
Patience is a must.
Sure, I can laugh about most of these now, but I didn't realize at the time that my journey was in preparation for what was coming including potty training. My experience with child #2 has been very different than training child #1. I'm so thankful I've moved past those 'learning & growing' experiences. Now for Kadin to do so too. Here's wishing & hoping to dry days & nights in the near future.