It's not how hard you push, but rather in which direction. When I saw this quote I knew I needed to use it! I have been thinking about this a lot lately….as it relates to potty training! 🙂
I will raise my hand and admit…I am a very lazy potty training mom. It is not anywhere on my top 10 list of fun parenting activities. It is just one of those things that has to be done…eventually!
I have always been pretty relaxed with potty training and take a “wait till the child is ready” approach. I am on the downhill slide of potty training my youngest (and last) child. She is 7 years younger than my next youngest…so it had been a WHILE. Honestly….I had forgotten how fun it was. NOT! 🙂
My little one started telling me she wanted to go potty. I personally was planning to wait till I am off work for the summer to start working with her, but what can you do when they are asking you? You pull out the potty chair and get started!
She has done really, really well and is basically trained during the day time after just a week or so. You are probably wondering how the quote about “how hard you push” comes into play here….
I know that a lot of parents really do beat their heads against the wall trying to potty train a child who isn't ready. They are PUSHING….PUSHING….PUSHING….but it is all in vain because the child is probably just not developmentally ready yet.
I started thinking about this quote because my little one doesn't want to wear clothes…especially pants…panties, etc. The potty training has sparked the inner nudist in her and all I have gotten done is chase her around the house trying to dress her.
I feel like my toddler is the one who needs to read and take this quote to heart! She needs to learn that she is pushing in the WRONG direction here! Mommy will eventually win the “stay dressed” war! 🙂
So, as my toddler and I PUSH each other in opposite directions….I wonder what are you pushing for today? Are you pushing in the right direction or are you just treading water and not getting anywhere?
PS…if you drive by my house and the curtains are open…yes…you may see a naked 2-year-old running around and her mommy sitting in the recliner defeated! 🙂