I should have known that NHL would be literal just like his daddy was when he was little. NHL is becoming more and more like JL it’s frightening.
This morning’s drop off at school was rough. NHL had to go into a different door, and he hasn’t been at school since Wednesday thanks to Rosh Hashana. Anyway, when I left his teacher was dragging him into the building with lots of screaming.
What a difference this afternoon was. When his teacher came out she was smiling and gave me a thumbs up. She was excited to tell me that NHL had also used the potty. WAHOO! Yes, it only took him until day 7 (third week) to use the potty.
So what was the breakthrough? A little conversation we had with his teacher at a bowling party for a classmate yesterday afternoon. Yes, you read that right, his teacher also went to the party and the kids were so thrilled, including NHL. Anyway, she was telling me that she didn’t understand why he wouldn’t use the potty since she told him the auto-flusher was broken.
<— is the lightbulb in my head that went off.
I looked her straight in the face and said I think we may have solved the problem. We were telling him it wans’t broken. Why? Well, when we asked him why he wouldn’t go potty, he said because Miss L told him it was broken.
So this morning JL told him that the auto-flusher was broken, but he could still use the potty. I kid you not, when his teacher told him it was broken he just assumed he couldn’t use it.
JL’s mother used to tell stories about JL at this age and into 2nd/3rd grade and how literal he was. *sigh* I guess we need to warn his teachers now since this could be an issue.
Now we’re just hoping the peeing there continues. The poor kid was holding it for 8 hours. Today he actually could talk to me since he wasn’t concentrating on getting home to go.