Oh, I remember it so well. A friend of mine had a grand-daughter that was the same age as my first child. She told me her little grandbaby was potty trained. I remember the sense of failure that I felt. My son was “behind”. He wasn’t potty trained yet! With new determined effort, I set out to get this boy potty trained.
Guess what? He didn’t get the memo. He wasn’t having it, and no amount of coercing, bribing, or even threatening helped. He didn’t want to sit on the potty. He was perfectly content pooping in his diaper. It didn’t bother him a bit. It sent me over the moon, but he was as happy as a little lark. This kid was reading before he was potty trained!
Just recently I was watching a news segment which talked about a family with ten children—all homeschooled. Of the ten, 6 have entered college by age 12. I immediately fell into the comparison trap, but I immediately ascended from this pit of pity. You see, I’ve fallen into this trap so many times before, but I’ve learned to get out quickly!Continue Reading