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!

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