Dear Readers, my sweet children are driving me INSANE. (No. Daily average of four hours screaming.) Also, we were going to have AC put in, but instead we are having some unexpectedly-leaning trees removed, and it is over 80 degrees in my house by 9 every morning.
Tatoe is being forcibly potty trained. He will be four in four months. He is perfectly capable of doing his business in the potty- witness the epic battle of wills he had with my mother, wherein he spent three hours in the bathroom NOT pooping in the damn potty, but also tried to poop on the floor four times BUT DIDN'T upon being told he had to go in the potty. He doesn't want to. I have tried EVERYTHING. Bribes, charts, rewards hung from the bathroom light, 'only big boys get to' (practically everything including leave the house), prunes, chocolate, special underwear, sitting on it for the usual pooping hour, pantslessness (this resulted in SIX incidents of me cleaning toddler shit off of practically everything, so NO, unless I get to put him in a toddler cage first) and all of the above at the same time.... you name it. He doesn't want to.
I would let it go except what happens now is, every morning he does his business in his diaper and I have to change all his clothes and give him a BATH. EVERY MORNING. While the baby screams and Bug loses it, usually. This is even worse than the 20 minutes of wailing as Mandatory Potty Time starts. Does it always have to be a choice between bad and worse? Can't we have okay and better, sometimes?
I am seriously considering if someone I know will take him and potty train him while I watch their child(ren) for a week. Because I am going to lose. MY. MIND.
I know he'll figure this out before he goes to college but SO HELP ME 8 AM is too early to start drinking.