Do you ever feel like this with parenting sometimes? Well, I have. I feel like we will progress at something and they do so well and then all of the sudden its two steps back.
Potty training for example. Jocelynn has done amazing. She has only had a couple accidents and that was in the beginning of training her. JP on the other hand, not doing so great. He was my rock star too. He did amazing and never had an accident until a month or two ago. He has a hard time using #2 (and yes I am aware this is TMI, but if you’re a mom I know you understand). It hurts him. He will sit there and kick his little legs and scream until he goes. It will break your heart. It hurts him so bad that sometimes he will go up to four days without going because he is so scared to go. Yes, I give my child medicine to help him go when he has gone that long. It still doesn’t help him. Yes, I have tried everything. We started telling him a few weeks ago that he couldn’t go to school if he used the bathroom in his pants. Well, he would do it after that. We started to think; maybe this is his way of telling us he really doesn’t want to go to school? He had already been telling me that he didn’t “wike it” before he ever went. 2 months later he loves school and is only having an issue every now and then. Its like he won’t tell me when he needs to go now. I don’t know why he won’t tell me. But I know his signs. He starts running around like a crazy person or jumping up and down. When I see that happen, I take him to the bathroom right away. I just hope he is OK and this isn’t something we are going to deal with for a while. He is a great child. Hopefully he will get back on track soon.I know I have paid my dues because I have cleaned more shit off the floor than I have changed diapers in the past couple of months.
Like I said ” Two steps forward, TWO steps back”. What are your two steps back? I have many more of these but don’t have time to share all of them;) I think its normal for this as a parent, don’t be shy or embarrassed about it. Just remember.. Shit happens. Literally, in my case.