Here I am still trying to get my son to communicate to me that he wants a drink or food and other kids his age are on the potty?
Sometimes it does get to me, I have that moment that I'm doing something wrong. Garrett used to follow us in to the bathroom when we went. He has a potty in there and we'd sit him on it while he was in with us and tell him what we were doing (which meant poor Ben had to sit down every time Garrett joined him in the bathroom).
|Garrett's lonely red potty|
Then I remember Garrett is different. He'll get it when he's ready because he's a smart kid. Heck, I'll take a happy, good in restaurants, self sufficient toddler who doesn't have huge issues when mommy and daddy aren't there over a child using the potty before 3. I remind myself that Garrett is just now learning how to communicate with us and expecting him to use the potty is just unfair. I am learning to be more realistic of my expectations of him. He already does things like brush his own teeth.
|Brusha, brusha. brusha|
And we never know, he could decide he's interested in it but with everything else we're working on we don't feel the need to push it. For Garrett that's the best choice.