My 3 yr. old little boy never showed any interest in being potty trained before last week. Last week, we took a trip to the store and found some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Mandy undies on clearance. This was really all it took to kick him in gear. Since last Wednesday when we made this amazing purchase, he has had two potty accidents and a few messy ones, but really has gone to the bathroom without even any prodding or reminding from Daddy. I have asked a few times when I've noticed him holding himself, but he has made it with plenty of time to spare. What happened? How does this all of a sudden kick in?
Wouldn't it be nice if weight loss were so easy? One day, you just get it. I don't what to be fat anymore, I'm going to lose it!! I'm learning a lot from my little ones at home. I'm giving lots of positive reinforcements through high-fives, telling everyone of his success, giving him gumballs when he asks, etc.
When I was losing weight, I found so much motivation in the five pound stars handed out at WW. I longed for the attention of a job well done, I wanted to shout out to everyone how awesome I felt, I wished someone would give me gumballs...well, not really.
A buddy is a great motivator and it seems that my little guy has a potty buddy in Daddy. Last night, I worked a meeting in which a current member brought in a friend to join. What a great gift for both of them. A weight loss buddy can help motivate, keep you honest and tell you the truth when you need a little kick!
I'm looking forward to more learning at home from my little buddy.