For all the parents out there that are potty training a little one…I am praying for you.
…but not really.
For some kids potty training comes naturally and is very easy to teach. For others, it can take a bit more time. The saying, “they will let you know when THEY are ready” could not ring more true!
For my son, he was ready when he was ready and no one was going to tell him otherwise. So, when he finally was potty trained, I just let him do it however he wanted. Which, for him meant pulling down his pants wherever he stood and running to the bathroom. The last thing I wanted to do is criticize “how” he went potty. I was just excited that he had made it to the bathroom.
Most parents would see that this is not big deal…as did(and still do) I.
Some things are just not a big deal.
I started taking my son to a church group (it was not at our church so I was hoping he would be ok with it) to have some socialization one evening a week. And it gave me and my husband the opportunity to have date night.
The first time he went I explained to him that if he needed to go to the bathroom to ask a teacher and to not pull his pants down without being in the bathroom. At this point we had not ever practiced it but I figured if it happened, no big deal, he is a little kid.
Later this week I will conclude this article and tell you why it reminded me that even though someone has wronged you, forgiveness is a choice. If you or someone you know is struggling contact us, we can help.