Mind Over Bladder

Today was the day.  The day that Ace was going to start using the potty!

Ace woke up about 10 o’clock…straight to the bathroom we went.  Nothing.

No diaper for this little guy today.  The boys were going to air themselves out…plus this way I could make sure he didn’t spoil my plan.

Breakfast was made and devoured.  Off to the bathroom we went.  Nothing.

Ace played…watched cartoons…and every 15-20 minutes…off to the bathroom we went.  And every time….nothing!

About two hours had passed.  I keep thinking to myself that my strategy is working.  His bladder is getting full and his will power weakening.  Yet, still…nothing.

So I bring out the big guns…a big cup of water. Ace downed it like he had been hiking across Death Valley in search for something to quench his thirst.

I chuckled a little bit inside, knowing that he had fallen for it.  My plan was working!

Fifteen minutes roll by.  “The pee potion must be really taking affect now!”, I think to myself.  So we head to the bathroom…nothing!

Man this kid is strong!  I start to second guess my strategy, but soon realize that what goes in must come out.  It is only a matter of time now!

I stand my ground.  Every 15 minutes like clock work we visit the bathroom…only for me to leave a little less confident.

Finally, it is 2 o’clock.  Four hours had passed.  Hell, I have went three times and yet Ace’s bladder of steel still holds strong!  That thing has got to be about ready to burst!

To my dismay, in walks Momma.  “Get your shoes on.  We are going to a birthday party today.”

Can it not wait a bit longer?  He is going to break any minute now!  I just know it!

What?  It can’t be!  I have been defeated!  Ace’s aired out nether regions are being covered up by the dreaded Sesame Street covered diapers of doom!

Four long hours of battle and Ace wins by bringing in reinforcements!

My head hangs low in defeat, but there will be another day.  Ace, you may have won the battle, but you have not won the war!

Knight Image by pasukaru76


  1. I’ve been trying a bit, but apart from a couple of “Hey, look what happened when I was sitting here minding my own business,” I haven’t had much luck. At a little more than 2 year old, I think I can wait a little longer. It’s frustrating. He’ll do it by himself when he’s in high school anyway, right?

  2. Ed says:

    Man, that’s a bummer! I always hated when a good session of will power was thwarted by plans outside of the battlefield.

  3. Angela says:

    Oh Jared…..Maybe one day 🙂 Someone told me you have to make it a game….put cheerios in toilet and tell him to pee thru the hoops..I always thought little boys would try to eat them 🙂

    I love your bloggs…ever thought about being a writer? You are great….give Momma and Ace kisses for me!

  4. Ben says:

    We’ve just started to potty train our boy and are having the same problems! I’ve tried showing him by letting him watch me, but I get very uncomfortable…

    Keep up the good work!

  5. Papa K says:

    That diaper probably looked like it had gotten dipped in a pool by the time he made it to the birthday party…

  6. Bummer,

    I agree with Papa K, that thing must of weighed more than he does!

  7. BigHead says:

    My son took to Potty Training pretty quick. It was literally a matter of days.
    My Daughter is going to be two and we having been socializing the idea with her. Yes, she does want to wear princess underwear. My thinking is she will be all over them however. 🙁
    Best of luck! Fight the good fight!!!

  8. Mike Casey says:

    My son is now 10 years old and actually manages to pee into the toilet about 10% of the time. The joy train just NEVER stops running, does it?? Thanks for the post!