Chocolate in Hand for Two Hours

So, I guess I have a potty trained kid? I don’t know, it’s sort of weird. It almost feels like it was too easy? It’s definitely been exhausting and required a little more patience on my part than I’m used to, but overall, it has been pretty easy and successful. I almost feel like he’s going to wake up one day and not be potty trained anymore or something. Ha. Oh my two year old – growing up so fast.

He hasn’t had any accidents (except the first two days- but that’s to be expected I think.) I’m really surprised at how long he can hold his pee. It hasn’t even been a full week yet without diapers, so maybe I’m talking too soon, but the last few days we’re able to go out for a couple hours and he does fine. I always ask and even try to take him but he never goes. Then, once we’re home and before nap, he goes! I’m still putting a diaper on him during nap time – although he’s waking up dry – and of course at night.

The last couple nights he hasn’t slept very good. He has been extra emotional at night time and really wanting me to rock him more than usual. I just figured it out today – it must be from this big change in his life! To us, using the restroom is second nature, but I guess I forgot that to a child, it’s a lot of brain learning going on! After I came to that realization, I rocked him longer and was a little more sensitive to his middle-of-the-night wake up’s.

The funniest and craziest thing that has happened so far during this little ol’ journey is that he held a chocolate hershey kiss in his hand for two hours. I swear, I’m not exaggerating.

 
He woke up from nap around 3:30. I asked him if he needed to go potty- he said no. He found a Hershey kiss in the pantry (not mine, I hate chocolate) and I told him he could eat it after he went pee. He said “okay.” He held in is his hand for about 30 minutes and took the wrapper off. I reminded him he couldn’t eat until he went pee. We had to leave the house at 4 for an appointment I had, so he brought it with him, never leaving his hand. When we got to our destination, we tried to pee again, but no go.

We drive home and two hours later he is still holding that piece of chocolate. SO FUNNY! I joked that he had better self control than me. Yeah. So, at this point, the chocolate is literally melting in his hand. He sits on the toilet and finally- he goes pee. The longest freaking stream of his life, too. Could’a built a river with it.  By now, the chocolate was practically all metled anyways, but he still licked it off his fingers. 🙂

I don’t think I’ll ever forget that. My two year old holding a piece of candy in his hand for two hours during potty training days. Oh my love.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate in Hand for Two Hours

  1. LOVE it! My son is the same age and, while I don't think complete ready to potty train, he sure loves the mini m&m's that come with a pee or poo on the potty. He would have done the exact same thing!!!

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