My Kid is Starting to Potty Train and I Can’t Deal

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So, for the past year or so, we’ve been trying to get Bear to potty train. After putting him in school, his teachers revealed to us that he’ll do it when he’s ready and we can’t force it. So we didn’t. We bought special potty training books, a potty that’s currently collecting dust and might be given away when we do donations this weekend, and a special toilet seat.

Potty training can be quite expensive.

But we just waited. Whenever Bear felt he was ready, he would let us know. And he did in a big way.

One day, after we came home from the park, Bear took off his clothes and went potty on his own. No help needed. He did it again later that night! Huge! Very huge!

And yet, I’m in my emotions.

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You see, I’ve grown quite accustomed to Bear being a baby, though I treat him like he’s a little adult. While a part of me is happy I might have purchased my last set of diapers for him, a part of me is also a bit saddened.

My baby boy is finally growing up.

I’m reminded of the constant, ‘I should’ve done this already‘ feeling. It’s something every angel parent has with their rainbow baby. You celebrate your child’s milestones but in the back of your mind, you think, ‘I should’ve done this already.’ Honestly, I will always have those feelings.

Bear’s still in diapers for the time being and doesn’t want to wear pull-ups quite yet. We do have underwear for him and he’s had a few accidents already but that’s to be expected. But he does know how to take off his diaper to go potty. He still is refusing to go poop but it’s small steps for now.

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Of course, yes, this would be a prime time to have another baby. Maybe later this year, I’ll get pregnant again or whenever God feels like blessing us with another.

But for now, I’m going to enjoy having a healthy, active little man who doesn’t need help when he goes potty.

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